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Spada overheating

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by GuttedEwok, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Big problem with the old spada. Have always had a problem with the radiator cap (steel cap on aluminium tipped radiator - bad news), it won't really lock in properly, but it's never been a problem until lately. Now the bike runs right at the top of the temperature gauge and you can see a little bit of coolant spitting out of the top of the radiator. The cap won't even lock as well as it used to but it does lock in fairly well, just if you give it a bit of a yank it comes loose. I've checked it after it's got really hot and it's still on there pretty solid. Any ideas? Don't really want to go get a new radiator, i'm gonna sell the bike in the next few weeks.

  2. Take it to a radiator place and get them to pressure test it.
  3. +1 for Vic. The radiator may be blocked with stuff (has the bike had proper coolant all along, not water??). Or it could be a dead thermostat too.
  4. thanks guys. any you can recommend?