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 Post subject: Cooling
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:45 pm 
Hi, just picked up a 94 600.

On the way back I noticed the temp gauge did not move.
its also missing the expansion tank cap.
are these related? Can you still get caps?
do I change the sender or the gauge?

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 Post subject: Re: Cooling
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:45 am 
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Not unusual for the temp to remain low let the bike stand and idle for a while and see if the Guage moves then fan should kick in if the Guage still ain't moved then you have prob but I suspect it will rise :ympeace:

As for the cap under the seat this is a expansion tank allowing any over flow a escape route rather than blow a head gasket which can be terminal for the engine ??

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:28 am 
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as Ro says, usually very slow to warm up.

as for overflow tank at rear, ebay is where i would look :thumright:

until then, i'd just wrap some plastic over it and rubber band it... 8-)
( not like anyones going to see it, but it will keep water in,in the case you drop bike :? )


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:06 am 
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I use a wine bottle cork

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:34 am 
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I rode 30 miles home and it didn't move!

Is there a way to check the sender or gauge?

I've registered now.

Thanks in advance.


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Should all be here :thumleft:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:03 am 
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jymbo wrote:
I use a wine bottle cork


Bottles have corks :-??

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It's a simple rubber bung for the expansion tank so anything that fits will do the job.

If you're new to the RF there's a couple of things to know if you're going to be taking the tank off. This is IMO the biggest source of problems for new owners who don't realise the correct layout of the petrol pipes which is crucial to happy motoring .....

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So, seat plastics off ....

http://s272.photobucket.com/user/rfoc/m ... sort=3&o=4


Then tank off ....

http://s272.photobucket.com/user/rfoc/m ... sort=3&o=4



Don't loose the tank rubber from under the front. They drop out and fall into the fan casing, jamming the blades. Next time you're out and the bike gets hot the fan won't spin so it blows the fuse and kills the ignition :(


Cable-tie it in place like my learned friend here .....

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fastfitter wrote:
Should all be here :thumleft:

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Not sure guests can view the shed mate.

#31 for the expansion tank bung:
http://www.robinsonsfoundry.co.uk/conte ... rhoses.htm

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rf ro wrote:
jymbo wrote:
I use a wine bottle cork


Bottles have corks :-??

My gov'nr bought in some 25year old red wine the other day and asked if I liked wine. :roll:

Took it home and spent 20 minutes looking for the corkscrew.

T'was a nice drop.

That's the kind of info you don't get on other forums.

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