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Old 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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1190 Low Coolant

I'm at 725 miles on my 2015 Adventure Standard and it's using coolant. At 375 miles it was low so I added fluid to the recommended level in the reservoir tank and now 350 miles later it's low again. I don't see any signs of a leak and the temperature has never gone above 4 bars.
The bike is going in for the first service but I was curious if any other 1190 owners have had this happen?
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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When I collected my bike on the 10 April, I started riding the bike without noticing the coolant level.
When I hit 1000km for the first servicing, I noted the coolant was on the low marking.

During the service, I got KTM Singapore top up the coolant.

I thought mine started low anyway. Now that you mentioned , I will monitor closely.

I am riding here in 37deg Cel heat daily.

Let's see

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Old 04-19-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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When I collected my bike on the 10 April, I started riding the bike without noticing the coolant level.
When I hit 1000km for the first servicing, I noted the coolant was on the low marking.

During the service, I got KTM Singapore top up the coolant.

I thought mine started low anyway. Now that you mentioned , I will monitor closely.

I am riding here in 37deg Cel heat daily.

Let's see

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The first time I noticed mine was low I added enough coolant to be mid-way between the min and max levels in the reservoir and over the last few hundred miles it has been slowly dropping and now it is below the minimum level. I've been careful to follow all the break-in procedures, under 6500 rpm, lots of backroad riding and very little freeway stuff.
Hopefully the first service will resolve this.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:53 PM   #4
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Mine leaked from the radiator hose on the left side, would only do it when hot so I never really noticed it. Tightened the clamp an all has been fine since.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:09 PM   #5
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My reservoir was empty the first time I removed the tank (a year ago). I topped it off and the level in the reservoir changed very little over the past year. Seems like the dealers may add 2 liters during prep and call it a day, but capacity is about 2.4, so as the system heats and cools, it draws in the reserve.
If you can't find a leak, that may be the situation for you.

I drained and flushed mine this weekend and it was tough to get it to take more than 2 liters. I'm guessing it has coolant trapped above the pump.


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Old 04-19-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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Yes mine was the same. Most likely need to tighten a clamp. Also a good idea to reseat the radiator cap.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:37 AM   #7
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I've noticed that mine is also dripping coolant from the left side hose near the bash plate when the heat goes seriously up.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:47 PM   #8
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That is the overflow on the reservoir


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Old 04-21-2015, 07:26 PM   #9
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I see no level in the reservoir, my 1190 has almost 500 miles and it's been mostly cool riding conditions (50-70F). I did notice about an ounce of rusty looking coolant (?) on the driveway today as it sit idling for about 5 min.
I have never seen the coolant temp more than 3-4 bars on the graph and the oil temp has always stayed low 170-180f although today I noticed it at 197F when idling after I got back home.
I'm scheduled for my first service tomorrow afternoon. I will post after I finish my service apt.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:53 AM   #10
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Mine leaked from the radiator hose on the left side, would only do it when hot so I never really noticed it. Tightened the clamp an all has been fine since.
+1, 6mm open ended wrench to tighten the hose clamp without taking the tank off.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:14 PM   #11
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Just got home from my first service and my coolent was very low. The Tech thinks the original dealer I purchased thru didn't top off when it was uncrated and the initial start up was done.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #12
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Not uncommon for them to purge air for a few thousand miles when they are new.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:53 PM   #13
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Not uncommon for them to purge air for a few thousand miles when they are new.
That makes sense as mine has run cool and there are no leaks. When I took it in for the 1st service the tech didn't seem concerned and said they would top it off and monitor it. Of course it had pink fluid in it and they topped it off with blue fluid.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:02 PM   #14
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+1, 6mm open ended wrench to tighten the hose clamp without taking the tank off.

managed to do it with the stock tool kit (I was on a trip). removed the side piece and then you could get to it. it was fairly loose.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:08 PM   #15
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Of course it had pink fluid in it and they topped it off with blue fluid.
Are they blind or what? Pink and blue represent two different types in Motorex world. Mixing them is not good idea...
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