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post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rustedpalm View Post
Yep, this is what I'm thinking. I just bought this bike. PO said he flushed and filled the system. I believe he only idled it for a few minutes. As I rode it it warmed up enough to open the cap and push fluid to the tank. But since the tank is blocked it simply leaked out onto the ground. At this point the system was low on coolant which could make it run hot. I doubt he burped it properly so it probably also had air trapped. Does that sound logical?
Any way I'm replacing the tank because it's obviously bad.
Sounds good.

Usually a good burp can be had warming the engine with radiator cap off. Fill as the level falls.

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