thrasherg wrote:Just to be clear, I think WingAdmin is telling you to check the coolant tank when the engine is at running temperature.. I could be wrong, but opening the radiator to check the coolant level when the engine is at running temperature is likely to give you a nasty bath in very hot coolant!! You can open the cap very slowly, but I would suggest checking it when the engine is cold!!
RoadRogue wrote:antifreeze level should be checked cold in the rad itself, overflow bottle filled to just above the cold mark.Checking a hot rad level is a sure fire way to get 2nd degree burns on your face and arms.
Oil is always checked on center stand either hot or cold, oil level wont change enough from cold to hot to make a real difference. I check mine everytime I add fuel, sometimes thats at the begining of the ride sometimes in the middle or end.