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Hi guys, when I ride in slow moving traffic (which happens quite often), my reserve coolant tank seems to run low gradually. There are no coolant leaks that I can physically see.

Is this normal for the X to be burning up coolant during slow, stop and go city traffic for about 1 to 2 hours? Anything else I can check up on?

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redbiker83 said:
Hi guys, when I ride in slow moving traffic (which happens quite often), my reserve coolant tank seems to run low gradually. There are no coolant leaks that I can physically see.

Is this normal for the X to be burning up coolant during slow, stop and go city traffic for about 1 to 2 hours? Anything else I can check up on?

Cheers!
after the bike cools down or it sets for a while does the coolant level come back up to where it should be, Have you had to add any coolant
 

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Then you're leaking it somewhere. Tighten up the hose clamps, especially the 2 between the cylinders. They losen up after a while
 

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You may have a very small leak; the coolant is boiling off as it leaks so you don't see it. Ride it to operating temperature and park it somewhere out of the wind. Sniff around it and see if you smell that sweet coolant odor. As suggested, check all clamps.
 
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