checking the radiator


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Danwoo
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checking the radiator

Postby Danwoo » Sun May 15, 2011 10:50 pm



I'm a new owner of a 2001 GL1800. No manuals. How do I check the radiator? Where is it located?



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themainviking
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Re: checking the radiator

Postby themainviking » Mon May 16, 2011 8:21 pm

If you mean check the coolant, then you need to remove the right hand fairing pocket (the locking one) and you will find the radiator cap underneath.
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Re: checking the radiator

Postby Red Ron » Tue May 17, 2011 9:02 am

If you want to check the level of the coolant in the reserve or add to it there is a dipstick located under the left side (I think) engine cover.

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Re: checking the radiator

Postby obandit » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:28 am

how do you remove lock panel, instructions on how to do it. sorry that i am so unexperiance, i just dont want to break or do something i dont need to.

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Re: checking the radiator

Postby wingfart » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:27 pm

Check the reservoir as said by the previous posts. To actually check the radiator level, you must access the right radiator which is located under the right fairing pocket (the one that locks). To remove it may require the removal of the fairing trim (depends on year) and then the pocket can be taken off after removing push pins and screws. When reassembling the fairing pocket, be extremely careful that the locking cable/mechanism is correctly mated. If you install the pocket, apply fasteners and close lid, and the lock does not work, you're in for a world of hurt trying to open it again.

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Re: checking the radiator

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:13 pm

I Danwoo

Go too see this page, you'll have all the explanations


http://gold1500.free.fr/cariboost_files ... oolant.pdf


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Re: checking the radiator

Postby obandit » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:08 pm

Just wanted thank everyone for your help. Someone explained to me in laymens term to remove the lock box or compartment that's where you find the radiator. LOL. Thanks again. I still can't understand why it gets hot cause it had plenty of coolant. The fans kick on at normal temp. Is that supposed to happen? Coolant looks like its flowing in the radiator. Don't know where to go from here.

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Re: checking the radiator

Postby Red Ron » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:36 am

If you are sitting still in traffic on a hot day they will periodically kick on and off. Does your temp. guage stay normal.




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