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Kr water loss

My KR1S seems to blow a bit of water out of the radiator into the header as it should when the engine heats up but never seems to draw it back in when it cools down. I've checked the rad cap and it's fine and the bike dosen't overheat from too much loss so is this normal for these bikes as my brothers KR1 does the same thing?

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My old KR1-S used to do this, the rad cap etc was fine etc and the head gasket was new, to avoid the problem id find a level in the coolant system that it stopped spitting the water out and kept it at that. i did 10k miles like this so i dont think its a big problem.

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