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Just completed valve adjustment
Had issue with copper line for cyl. 1 (did not seem to fit as tight at the rear as the other 3 connections)
Put coolant back in
Oil level fine
Radiator cap back on
Idle touch high but fine ~1250
somewhat high pitch rattle at 5g and 6g coming from front (thinking not related)
fan kicks on when hot but bike does not cool and so fan stays on
Did pull all of the reservoir the first time when hot, killed and refilled
Does not seem to be circulating coolant - reservoir coolant stays cool even though bike nearly in red

Water pump? Thermostat stuck?

I am at a loss, weather is great and can not ride.
 

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You got it!!!!!! ;D

Went through the system again and there was air in it, my dumba$$ filled it from the reservoir and not the radiator cap.

Thanks for the help.
 

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No, the bad part is that I had both off when filling the first time. ??? :)
 

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Is the bike running okay? If you started the bike with no coolant, you may have overheated it and not known it. The thermostat generally needs coolant running past it to read correctly.

Overheating could cause loss of power, smoking, trouble starting when cold. Any of those symptoms?
 

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The rattle you hear may be the reed valve where the fresh air is pulled into the exhaust. If you cleaned these you likely made it worse. Mine rattled exactly at 5900 rpm until I disabled em. They are due to be removed and replaced with fancy-scmancy machined plates this year.
 

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Hi, long time no see, but lets get into my question:
My bike (-92 ex500) crashed in my garage yesterday to its left side, luckily it had crashpads and such, plastics are fine.
(the bike "crashed" because the sidestand's bolt loosened or something, i repaired it already with couple of washers and a new bolt).
anyways:
The bike was down only few seconds as I was there when it happened. I started it up and there was huge amount of smoke coming from my left exhaust. Today i noticed that it didn't smoke so badly when i started the bike, BUT the left cylinder and pipe get extremely hot only after few seconds when started. right one's are still cold.
what could be wrong? i already checked the gasoline levels at carburettors and they were fine.
maybe it is air in the cooling system or something?
thanks
 

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Your smoke is not from the cooling system, but oil related. When it was down the oil from the sump flooded the bottom of the piston and is burning off. In a little time it will clear it's self. Take it for a short ride.

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Problem solved, I recommend to check your spark plugs OFTEN 8) ;D ;D :D :D ;) :)

THanx for assistance ;)
 
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