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    Nope. No rego right now.
     
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    You make a compelling argument DJY, lets see if I can sell it to the Boss.
     
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    Bike is back in at the mechanics...

    i was almost late for the ride when meeting the monday group, due to getting the coolant topped up... didn't really think much of it at the time, thought it was just an air bubble in the radiator.. and it all settling.

    When i came out of work last night there was a little puddle under my bike of coolant... so something may not have been tightented up enough, or too much.

    Hopefully i get the back soon.. and luckily it's been cold for the last two days!
     
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    Dont be too concerned about that. For some reason that Ive never been able to work out; they 'just do that' from time to time.
     
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    Could also be a slight overfilling of the coolant and it's just decided to dump the excess - can be a pain to get systems bled fully and get it perfect without a heap of time.
     
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    that's what i thought too, but nothing was in the reservoir.. hopefully it's just my nerves as lurch mentioned! (being a bit over cautious with everything at present)
     
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    It's good to be cautious :). Could have even had an air bubble that burped after the bike was turned off. Bear in mind the coolant gets hotter temporarily once the bike cools down and expands, as things settle the coolant can burp into the reservoir and temporarily overfill it (and then that dumps coolant). Had that happen on Stace's Ninja once. Best bet is again fill it up to minimum when the bike is cold with more coolant and see how you go from there.
     
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    Check your wheels. The nuts are probably too tight and I bet they're over inflated too. :p

    Cautious is good. I'd rather look like a fool for thinking the coolant was too low when it wasn't rather than look like a fool for thinking it was fine when it wasn't!
     
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    well it turns out a radiator hose was split.

    Fortunatly there was still plenty in the bike!!

    waiting on a new hose now :(
     
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    Never rains but pours. Bugger. Right to be worried about it though!
     
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    Sigh.. i may have to give up my iconic helmet colour, as the new one apppears to be fading just like the other one :(
     
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    Yikes. Ok.. good thing you did drop it back to them.
    I wonder if theyre now checking my old 109 for the same thing :)
     
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    Bike is hale and hearty and back in my garage!
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    Let's test it with a Crookwell loop tomorrow then :)
     
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    lol some of us have to work!
     
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    a first project for the bike!!

    going to be installing a 12v Charge point... Jaycar trip tomorrow!!
     
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    Good news peoples!!

    K Drive quick release saddle bags are back on the market!

    the bad news, is i have commited to a purchase.
     
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    Go out to Dahlitz and see if you can buy my old throw-overs?
     
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    lol i have a set, in that i got a second hand set from Riicho... as well as my dodgy chinese Ebay hardcase bags.

    i just like the uncliping of the K-drive.. worked so well on my shadow!! and the mounting frame will only be on when i'm doing longer trips