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Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
Written by mlmiller1959 on 3/18/2012 at 12:15 pm

I have to do much the same thing but keep a small military-style angled head
flashlight which I put against the coolant tank.? It illuminates the inside of
the tank and allows me to see the level.

--- On Sat, 3/17/12, Ian <catlinspost@...> wrote:

From: Ian <catlinspost@...>
Subject: PC800: Re: Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
To: ipcrc@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:39 PM

Hi Ben .... been there and thought the same as you. What I have resorted to
doing is parking the bike in a dark(ish) area, remove the coolant reservoir dash
panel. Then shine a flashlight down through the panel hole while looking up
beside the RH fork from below. There are a couple of lines on the reservoir tank
that become visible and the level can easily be seen. I usually have it near to
the top level when the bike is at operating temperature.

Ian
Pacific Coasting on the Pacific Coast of New Zealand

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "ben.zeppa" <ben.zeppa@...> wrote:
>
> Since I have only had my PC for a short time, I am looking it over and I am
trying to find out what needs to be done to it.
> Today I tried my best to determine the coolant level. I got the bike up to
operating temperature and looked for the level at the tank lines. For the life
of me I looked so hard that my eyes were beginning to cross.
> Is there a trick to this that I don't know about? Is it really that hard?
>



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Message Thread for message #111407

ben.zeppa
3/18/2012, 03:06 am
Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
Since I have only had my PC for a short time, I am looking it over and I am trying to find out what needs to be done to it. Today I tried my best to determine the coolant level. I got the bike up to operating temperature and looked for the le

    pcnz2004
    3/18/2012, 03:39 am
    Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
    Hi Ben .... been there and thought the same as you. What I have resorted to doing is parking the bike in a dark(ish) area, remove the coolant reservoir dash panel. Then shine a flashlight down through the panel hole while looking up beside th

      mlmiller1959
      3/18/2012, 12:15 pm
      Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
      I have to do much the same thing but keep a small military-style angled head flashlight which I put against the coolant tank.? It illuminates the inside of the tank and allows me to see the level. --- On Sat, 3/17/12, Ian <

        gibinmich
        3/18/2012, 02:44 pm
        Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
        With my bike on the centerstand and hand on the front brake, I rock the bike and if I can see the fluid sloshing around its fine. I like my fluid level a little low because if its at the full mark it sometimes finds its way past the wimpy cap

        obijuanak
        3/18/2012, 05:21 pm
        Is that the coolant level or am I seeing things?
        I do this as well, plus I highlighted the level lines with black permanent marker. The increased contrast helps. Juan Fairbanks, Alaska Sent from my iPhone On Mar 18, 2012, at 4:15, Mark Miller <