So i just changed out the coolant, well i had to since my buddy stuck a screw driver through my oil filter straight into the oil cooler on accident, lol. Needless to say, we replaced the oil cooler and proceeded.
So we got all the coolant out and filled it back up. Well let me explain. First, i wasnt thinking :(, second, i added about 16 oz of coolant to the resiviour, lol. Again, i wasnt thinking. I rode it around the block, everything seemed fine. Yeah, until i got everythign put back on and started heading home. Temp hit 255, started blinking and i got my arse to the side of the hwy as quickly as possible. Let her cool down, got to a gas station and waited for my buddy to come help. Pulled off the fairings and realized there was 0 coolant in the tank.
We then got some coolant and waited for the temp to come down so we could fill up the radiator. It took ALOT of coolant. So anywho, we got it filled up, put the cap on and the temp stayed at about 222 degrees while test riding in the parking lot. I decided i had enough and started to head for home. Temp dropped down to 178 on the hwy going 65 mph. It was also a cold night here in cali.
So now im noticing high temps during day riding, especially on the side streets and at stop lights. See numbers below
hwy @ 65mph = 177
side street at 40-45mph = 190ish
idling at a stop light for a minute = 225
FYI, day temp out has been in the high 80s
I dont believe we burped the system cuz we just filled up to the line on the radiator, soaked some up so we could put the cap on and then drove.
Would it be a good idea to add some more coolant to the radiator, leave the cap off, start her up for 30 seconds and then shut off, then put cap back on???
I would really appreciate any help anyone can give. There are so many posts on this but i think my situation might be a bit different. These temps are from this week. Its been about 6 days since the coolant issue. Bike seems to be running fine engine wise. Ill have to post another thread regarding if the light vibration in my handle bars is normal.
Thank you so much in advance!