Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Drained coolant!  (Read 758 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chico

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1138
  • Bike: 2017 XRX
  • Location: Suffern, NY, US
Drained coolant!
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:47:18 AM »
Drained the coolant today. Not complicated but as the British say a bit fiddly. Tomorrow I will fill the cooling system.





Chico

Offline Jakm15

  • Tiger Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Bike: Tiger 800 Xr
  • Location: Wigan
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 06:30:51 PM »
let us know what coolant and the amount you use, ill be doing mine at some point. I noticed on mine the other day when I stripped it down there was a flat head screw on a coolant pipe next to the tank on the left hand side that looked like a bleed screw but ive never seen it mentioned on any of the guides.
Previous 2009 Street Triple 675 Owner

Current 2011 Tiger 800 Xr Owner

Offline Djairouks

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 595
  • Bike: 2018 Tiger XRT
  • Location: Neuchtel
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 07:02:08 PM »
A week ago I got my beloved tiger back, fully repaired and my accident was so violent that the radiator bent,
they had to change it even if it had no leaks, so first ride going away I got a overheating alarm

Apparently when you ride a bit you'll need to add some more coolant, so I advise you to take the collant with
you while riding after refill. They told me it's Something like 1.9l of collant needed in the whole system.

Online K1W1

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 4417
  • Bike: XRX
  • Location: SE Australia
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 05:05:45 AM »
The amount of coolant required is going to depend on the age of the bike and which radiator it has. The 2011-2014 bikes have considerably less coolant than the 2015-2018 models.

Offline chico

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1138
  • Bike: 2017 XRX
  • Location: Suffern, NY, US
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 06:36:12 AM »
Finished replacing the coolant today, Saturday. My 2017 XRX does not have the bleeder screw, my 2011 Roady did. I followed the procedure posted in the Haynes manual, straight forward. Ran the engine till the fan went on, the level in the expansion tank went down very little and stayed the same after cool-down. It took 1.8 liters. Haven't had the chance to ride her yet. I'll keep an eye on the level to see if there is any change.

Chico

Offline Snooky

  • Tiger Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Bike: 800 Roadie
  • Location: Tadley, Hants
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 09:21:35 AM »
Did mine recently and used Motul Coolant, just under 2ltrs for a 2012 Roadie, never bothered with bleed screw just filled, ran up quickly, gave all the pipes a squeeze and topped up again inc over flow tank and ran to temp, all fine since
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

Offline chico

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1138
  • Bike: 2017 XRX
  • Location: Suffern, NY, US
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 05:05:37 PM »
Haynes says that the coolant capacity is 2.4 L, that's a big difference, more than half a liter. it makes me wonder why such a discrepancy? :084:

Chico

Offline philmcglass

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 415
  • Mine's a pint
  • Bike: Tiger XRX 2016
  • Location: Embruh
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 05:35:26 PM »
Presumably some coolant was trapped in the engine and not able to be fully drained.
Find the Line

Offline chico

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 1138
  • Bike: 2017 XRX
  • Location: Suffern, NY, US
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 06:11:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Presumably some coolant was trapped in the engine and not able to be fully drained.

Makes sense!

Chico

Offline Jakm15

  • Tiger Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Bike: Tiger 800 Xr
  • Location: Wigan
Re: Drained coolant!
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 08:30:04 PM »
I wonder how necessary it is to change to coolant as regular as Triumph say. My 09 triple has still got the same coolant in from new and it still looks new, same with my 2010 car I have.
Previous 2009 Street Triple 675 Owner

Current 2011 Tiger 800 Xr Owner

 


Recent Topics