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Finding the coolant reservoir

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:50 pm
by Gamemako
Sounds pretty silly, I know, but I pulled off the right fairing, and I still cannot for the life of me find that bloody reservoir! I ride a 2002 Suzuki GSX750F Katana, and while it doesn't seem to be having issues with heat or anything, I'm not terribly comfortable running around without an eye on my fluids. I figured it would be near the radiator, but I don't see any kind of sight glass or a cap I can open to add more. I do not have a service or owner's manual for the bike (standard fare for private sale), but you'd think that the coolant reservoir would be a bit more obvious than that. Any suggestions on where to find it?

//EDIT: You know, the thought just struck me that the engine oil may be used as a coolant, requiring no coolant reservoir. This explains why the lines from the radiator go back into the engine block. Does this sound right to anyone?

Re: Finding the coolant reservoir

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:51 pm
by HYPERR
Gamemako wrote: //EDIT: You know, the thought just struck me that the engine oil may be used as a coolant, requiring no coolant reservoir. This explains why the lines from the radiator go back into the engine block. Does this sound right to anyone?
Yes correct the Katana is air/oil cooled so there are no radiators or coolant resevoir.

Re: Finding the coolant reservoir

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:53 am
by storysunfolding
Oil cooler, radiator. Potato, Potato.

I said the last two words the same way in my head really quickly and free associated harley.