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Suzuki m800 custom bike how do i check water in radiator

I think the rad got a leak but cant figure out how to check if there's water in the radiator

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    peter_goodri Jan 17, 2013

    half way dow the rad there was steam coming out for quite some time i Just washed the bike and at first thought it was just water getting hot from the wash but then noticed that it was coming from half way down the front of the rad cant see a filler cap any were



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Remove the 4 allen head screws on the black radiatir cover. Cap is on top of radiator. Also check reserve tank located under left rear chrome engine cover, also held in place with allen head screws.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

Testimonial: "thanks its an 2008 intruder m800 the rad cover pulls off when its off you cant see the top of the rad no sign of a filler cap"

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    peter_goodri Jan 18, 2013

    the rad cover isn't held on by screws I have had it off and couldn't see a cap to fill or top up

  • Mike Haynes Jan 19, 2013

    Im not sure what exact model you have. I am familiar with the Suzukis that have been sold in the US market and All 800 intruders have a painted or accessory chrome radiator held on by 4 screws/bolts. With the cover removed you can plainly see a cap on the top of radiator. If yours is not made this way follow the upper coolant hoses. there may be a cap located at the end of one of them under some type of frame cover. It has to have a cooling system cap. this is the fill point.

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    peter_goodri Jan 20, 2013

    the top of the rad cover has two oval shaped holes in the plastic that hook over two prongs and the bottom has a grommit that you push the cover into nothing else holding it on

  • Mike Haynes Jan 21, 2013

    Ok that is not what is known as an intruder. It is either a C50(aka Volusia) or a M50(aka Marauder). The radiator cap is located under the fuer tank and their is a reserve coolant tank under the rear chrome engine cover on left side of bike(sitting on bike).

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    peter_goodri Jan 21, 2013

    Hi mike thanks for all your advice and I think your proberbly right its a bit confusing the log book says its an intruder and its got intruder on side of the tank i just hope the weather gets better so i can have a look at it but i will keep you posted all the best Peter.



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