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7 years 3 months ago #109830 by Lefty
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axel wrote: Can I just throw in there in winter richening of the jetting is desirable due to the colder/denser air. Your bike will be running leaner and will tend to boil easier.
I note from experience (Sunday) that my 300 puffed out a gasp of steam a good 10C under what it would in the warmer months. I have a trailtek vapor with temp sensor and was surprise it boiled at that temperature.


Just a note Axel.
The boiling temp of the coolant will be lower if your cap is on the way out and it bleeds off too early and/or the coolant hasn't been changed for a while as it will go off. I would recommend a complete flush and change every 12mths. Coolant ratio 30% coolant 70% water. Using a good quality coolant 95% Glycol.

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Lefty

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7 years 3 months ago #109837 by axel
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Thanks Lefty good info. Will do.

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7 years 2 months ago #111660 by Hatto
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Check the radiator cap, have been told that they need replacing about every 3 yrs

HATTO

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7 years 2 months ago #111680 by white rocket

Murph the surf wrote: Good one Lefty
Believe it or not that is what happened to the old Landrover/186's thermostat. Rusted closed or part there of. :pinch:
Have heard of people fitting computer type cooling fans at a way lesser price of KTM's price.
I believe the new 012 Katos are standard with a thermo fan.
Great idea, although it comes at a price, not financially.
But I think if you want radiator guards the one with the thermo fan is some what compramised.
Cheers
Murph

if you crash and burn a bit like me think you have to remove the radiater brace to fit a fan that is the compramise don t like that idear :unsure: think the brace on force guards is very usefull

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7 years 2 months ago #111681 by aido
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white rocket wrote:

Murph the surf wrote: Good one Lefty
Believe it or not that is what happened to the old Landrover/186's thermostat. Rusted closed or part there of. :pinch:
Have heard of people fitting computer type cooling fans at a way lesser price of KTM's price.
I believe the new 012 Katos are standard with a thermo fan.
Great idea, although it comes at a price, not financially.
But I think if you want radiator guards the one with the thermo fan is some what compramised.
Cheers
Murph

if you crash and burn a bit like me think you have to remove the radiater brace to fit a fan that is the compramise don t like that idear :unsure: think the brace on force guards is very usefull


Or bite the bullet and buy a new kato, they come with thermo fans.

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