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I am having a problem where the coolant resivor looses fluid. and shortly after filling it up it spits it pisses it out under the bike after running the bike. i took it to the dealer and they said that i did not have a problem, as they said that i was over filling it, though there was no fluid in the resivor when they checked it. any advise?
 

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No coolant in the reservoir is too little and would worry me, but it does like to be on the low side. If I fill mine past the "min" mark it'll piss the coolant out till it's happily back at min.
 

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unfortunately mine goes way below that. pretty much dry on the bottom. so i know there has to be something wrong, but what. so that is why i am worried, though i have over a year warranty and also have a 4 year extended contract on it as well. but that is my main mode of transportation. dont want to ride my race setup 10r to and from work.
 

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Mine ('05) never has any visible in the bottom of the resevoir, and the temp has never gone over 6 bars. If its not getting overly hot then its not a problem the way I see it.
 

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well, got tired of it pissing it out. got a my mechanic to pull off the gas tank and were going to look around and test some things. after pulling out the spark plugs found alot of rust on them and wet. so basically i have a blown head gasket, which is causing my problem. now i just have to take it to a dealer and get them to agree and fix it.
 

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dude, just because yer plugs were wet doesn't mean you have a blown head gasket. Sadly these bikes are known to git water down in there with no way of escape. If you wash the bike much, that could be the cause of your wet plugs. I'm not say'n ya don't have a blown head gasket, just hoping you weren't completely basing that on the wet plugs. :slap: ;D
 

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didn't think about that to much, but the spark plugs are extremely rusted, plus rust everywhere inside around the holes. i don't wash my bike to much, and it get ridden every day so that part doesn't make to much sense because that shouldn't give water from washing the bike long enough to do that kinda of damage before it evaporated from the heat. but i guess i should either talk to the dealership before i take it to them about this instead of just leaving it there. thanks
 

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I hate to say it, but both of those problems are a case of "They all do that". Look closely at the reservoir after is finishes pissing. Is there any fluid left? It is hard to see. Mine will also piss out all but a little bit. Seems to be a very poorly designed reservoir but Triumph must have bought a 10 year supply. I may be wrong, but I don't believe there is anyway a blown head gasket could contribute to your rusty plugs. Since you said this is your only transportation then you must be riding in the rain. Plenty of opportunity to get water down around the plugs. There have been rumors about an improved spark plug boot but nothing has surfaced. People are trying all kind of ways to seal the plugs, vent the plugs, corrosion inhibitors, etc.
 

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well, whenever it is done pissing the fluid out and the bike has time to cool down all the remaining fluid goes back into the radiator, leaving the reservoir empty. one of the last times it did this the radiator fluid was starting to get low in the radiator itself. which doesn't make to much sense. i was told that it is possible that the radiator cap might be bad and causing the problem as well. not sure right now, i just don't want any problem with the summer heat and going down to the motogp in a few weeks.
 
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