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Old Jun 12th 2012, 03:37 AM   #1
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check your coolant level? !!

I check my coolant level after its first service and it had only 3oz of fluid. It was not registering a level on the sight gauge!

Anyone know the procedure to properly drain and replace coolant?
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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You have to take off the right fairing and upper, the res and the rad fill point is there. It's a bitch. The drain bolt is on the left side, so you'd have to remove the left lower. Again, not pleased with the thought process on where they've put specific points.
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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sounds like a pain for sure. That upper front is tough to take off!
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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I just checked mine and same thing--nothing is showing on the site gauge. What color fluid should be showing through the window?
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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And what are the normal operating temps you guys are seeing? Wondering how much of the excess heat I'm feeling can be attributed to a lack of coolant!
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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This is just terrible- look at the trouble just to fill coolant!
In a nutshell the entire front fairing, 3 pieces must be removed- really?????

Looks like a few hours work to remove fairing and unbolt stuff- just unacceptable!

This seems to be the price for compactness and forward thinking- not impressed
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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Sorry for your frustration, but you should've known from the get go nothing Ducati is easy! If ya want easy get a can off tuna...
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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I don't mind the fact its difficult so much but will your mechanic take the time to service this area for you correctly? I need shop manuals!

still wondering what the level should be on the sight panel? ??

sounds like nobody is seeing a reading on it. the fluid is blue by the way. You should see it if there is fluid in there!
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 02:57 PM   #9
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actually you only need to pull the right sided fairing to get to both radiator and overflow tank caps. The fairings are actually quite easy to remove, takes about 5 minutes.

It's virtually impossible to see the level in the overflow tank I've thought about maybe adding food coloring to make it a more bright color.

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This is just terrible- look at the trouble just to fill coolant!
In a nutshell the entire front fairing, 3 pieces must be removed- really?????

Looks like a few hours work to remove fairing and unbolt stuff- just unacceptable!

This seems to be the price for compactness and forward thinking- not impressed
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Old Jun 12th 2012, 03:04 PM   #10
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I understand (kinda) about having to remove a fairing to get to the bottle, but are you guys saying you can't SEE the level without removing a fairing ??!!

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