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  1. Coolant hose replacement advice

    Africa Twin
    I would like to replace my coolant hoses on my RD03. Honda parts are NLA. I was reviewing threads about the Samco or other aftermarket hoses and found threads that stated that some hoses were incorrectly sized. Those hose kits are pretty dear. Can't see paying that much for parts that are...
  2. coolant 700 va9

    Transalp
    any tips on the correct way to change the coolant on the transalp 700 Neil
  3. coolant tube o ring

    Transalp
    Hi all, my TA 700 as a coolant drip, from the tube between the cylinders, as anyone got any tips on changing the O rings !!
  4. water pump leaking coolant

    Transalp Technical Specs
    hi all i returned from a ride and noticed coolant coming out of small hole under water pump - i ordered some replacement seals but it has made no difference is this fixable or has the shaft worn so therefore a good seal impossible its a 35,000 miler 2001 model 650 TA i have priced a replacement...
  5. XRV 650 leaking coolant between barrels

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! My bike is leaking coolant from the little joining pipe between the 2 barrels - can it be fixed in situ, or is an engine out job? Usually Google is my friend, but I need help in a hurry!thanks for any / all replies TA!
  6. XRV650 RD03 coolant type

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Planning on flushing the coolant, can’t make out if I should use OAT (silicate free, red colour) or IAT. The bike has green stuff in it now, but I believe silicates ruin the water pumps on some bikes. Anyone know what I need to use, my manual doesn’t say anything helpful on the matter...
  7. Which Coolant/Antifreeze should I use?

    Transalp
    Hi There, I have a 1997 Transalp XL600V. Its my first venture into the world of bikes and I am loving it so far. Simple question (I hope!). Which type of coolant should I use in the bike? OAT Antifreeze or Silicate Antifreeze? Does it matter? If so why does it matter? Thanks in advance! Paul
  8. Coolant

    Transalp
    What type of coolant are you using, I don't know whether to use ethylene glycol silicate based or the later type O.A.T (organic antifreeze technology) does not contain silicate. Im'e not bothered about the antifreeze aspect as the bike (650) never sees frost but wondering about the...
  9. Moving coolant tank on RD07

    Africa Twin
    I am currently drafting auxiliary aluminum fuel tanks for my RD07. On the left side, the mosfet regulator can easily be moved inside the toolbox under the seat. What about the coolant reservoir? Has anyone found a different location? It can't be moved to where the RD03 coolant tank sits because...
  10. X700 Coolant Level

    Transalp
    How on earth are you meant to check the coolant level in the reserve tank? I can see the upper and lower level marks on the outside but even with shining a strong torch through the tank from behind then I still can't see the level of the coolant inside. You can't even look down through the...
  11. changing coolant

    Transalp
    Hi can anyone sterr me in the right direction on draining a transalp 700 va9, where to start, Neil
  12. Running Hot?

    Transalp
    So I've spent all day riding on/off road at the Touratech event today and if I don't keep to speeds above 30/40 the radiator fan was on/off with the temp hitting 100c regularly. Is this normal for the Transalp 700 or should I look at changing the coolant. No idea when it will have been changed...
  13. ENGINE OVERHEATING ? Fan works while in idle

    Varadero
    Hello , quick question here i don't use the bike so often so i try to run the engine once a week. if i leave it for 15 mins running in idle the fan works. is that normal ? the coolant level is Ok and same for the oil what should i check ? vara 2004 ABS
  14. At rd07 coolant hoses

    Africa Twin
    Hi thinking of changing my coolant hoses , they all look fine but i would say that that they are original(16 years old now) and I,m off to Spain later in the year and last thing I need is a leak when away. Has anyone used the blue /red silicone off ebay seem to be about 1/2 the price of the...
  15. Transalp 700 coolant temerature?

    Transalp
    First proper run out today and my running temperature was 75 is same as yours? I ask as ive put some DIY rad covers and wondered if they were making the temp a little high as i can not remeber what the temperature was when i had a few short runs on it without the rad covers on.
  16. Oops!

    Transalp
    Forgive me as I have sinned. Checked the Alps oil 'tother day & it looked darkish, checked in my service record - September 2011 it was last done. Oops! It seems that I have been so preoccupied with meddling with the shinier stuff coming & going that I have been neglecting Old Faithful. Oil...
  17. Waterless Coolant

    Africa Twin
    Anyone on here using Waterless Coolant in their Africa Twin? Apparently it lasts for life, does away with hotspots in the engine, and because boiling point is 180 degrees, overheating is very unlikey. It seems on the face of it a good idea on a bike thats exposed to both very cold conditions and...
  18. Tank at the back

    Africa Twin
    How do I drain the coolant out of the tank behind the side panel
  19. Coolant

    Africa Twin
    What type of coolant is recommended And what mix shall I do
  20. WANTED: Radiator RD07A - RHS

    Africa Twin
    Stopped at the garage to buy some beer and noticed coolant dripping onto the floor. Got home and took bash plate off and have traced the leak to the underside of the radiator. It seems to be bubbling out of the bottom. I will take the rad off and see if it's either corroded through or whether...
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