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post #1 of 10 Old 07-09-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant addition

Well, for those of you who don't know me(), I ride a 2004 ZX10R Ninja.
I am just slightly concerned here because I just added some coolant(Engine Ice) and if memory serves me correctly, this is the 2nd time since I had the late 16,000 mile tuneup at about 20,000 miles. I just turned 40,000 on the ODO yesterday and am wondering "Whaaaaaaas-sup?"
Now, my bike is not shy of getting cranked to the redline. She is running like a screaming me-me and never dissapoints. Oil is clear. Bike accelerates without hesitation. No spots on the floor. No leaking gaskets of any sort, except perhaps a weep out of the shifter.
I would like responses from members here on your experiences with having to add juice (if any at all)
Granted that the first addition of juice may have made up for some airbubbles when I had the rad, flushed, I wonder about the missing coolant that had to get added day before yesterday.
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How much did you have to add?

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I'm impressed that your "Grizzley Adams" a$$ has put that many miles on that thing?! You are better man than I my friend!

Sorry, no help here. I've never kept a bike long enough or put that many miles on one. The XX is the most with 14k and I still haven't done a major service. Only oil, lines, one radiator flush, brakes and tires.

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spend much time in stop/go traffic? My 919 frequently pukes coolant out the overflow on hot days while in the city limits...and no mine is not overfilled.

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spend much time in stop/go traffic? My 919 frequently pukes coolant out the overflow on hot days while in the city limits...and no mine is not overfilled.
First of all, sorry to check back so late. I've been busier than a three ball tomcat. Anyway, the addition was about half a quart or so, enough to bring the coolant level in the overflow up from zilch to the upper line.
I do get into hot running now and then, but not that often. I haven't noticed any on the ground ever, buth what the heck, I might be losing it on the ride only. I'm thinking of getting a compression test done first to see if one hole is puking compression into the coolant galley. Damn, the bike runs like a cheetah on crack cocaine. I've never experienced an internal coolant leak so I do not know how it affects power output. I'm stumped right now.
BTW, dave you big gigalo, I've got near 20,000 miles on the 05KLR to boot!
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After trememdous consternation and talks with factory tool reps, I decided to get this kit from Astro Pnuematics. 7858 Pressure tester. I had to call the dude and get measurement specs on the adapters included in this kis to decide whether it was going to work on the 10R or KLR for that matter. Works perfect and Amazon had the cheapest price. $163.00 plus $10.00 three day delivery.

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AREA OF COOLANT VISIBILITY

This is the pump in action, 20lbs. I dropped 5lbs of pressure overnight(which given that the amount of air in the radiator to compress was about as big as a popcorn fart.


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This hose is leaking up front, from a loose hoseclamp. I'm hopin that it is the only source. There is a slight possibility some is comming from the pump. I gotta fix this "hoser" first.

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WHERE'S THE CLAMP?

Ya, where's the fookin' clamp?
It is under all this crappery, and under the rubber damping mat. In other words, buried! I'm going to get the longest screwchaser I got and stab until i hit paydirt.

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See that airbox base plate in the last photo? I stripped out the captured mounting nut in the lower left hand corner. Now it's either engineer another captured nut for it or buy another base plate for 35 bucks and wait for 5-10 buisness days. I'm so pissed right now I think I'm going to take it out on some innocent boxes bottles and unsundry targets up at the shooting spot. I am so damn mad.................

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