Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
All I did was take the cover off the bike, which sits in a car port, no rain can get to the bike which was sitting under cover with a trickle charger on since December. After taking the cover off I started it up (no problem, started right up), then I let it idle while I suited up, took my time as I wanted the bike to be warm. The amount of water/antifreeze under the bike it had to be from the bike, oh ya before I shut it off the temp gauge had no bars. I figured with the steam and all the water on the ground that my radiator fluid was gone so I shut it off. The bike is in the shop now, hope it is covered under warranty. The bike was sitting for 4 months, will running the bike after 4 months at idle for 20 minutes cause this overheating? And a resultant break in on the radiator cap or water line?