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Offline Master Beerkie

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Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:00:33 am »
Tuesday noon, after checking out the eastrand eyecandy at the Sondagkoerant's Que Sera jol, we idled along the railway line back to Boschkop. In the shade, we found Whaleson and Minxy with her Pegaso overheating. Recurring problem throughout the mornings ride. We confirmed water level etc and found that the waterpump intake and outlet pipes were ambient, thus possible thermostat problem. This a not an area to be standing still, so we opted to make it back to a friends (Leon) place 3 kays down the rode. Overheated again. waited etc. The thinking was to trailer the bike from there to Minxy's house, Now leon being an aircraftbuilder of note, started stripping the Pegaso as soon as we stopped with a  nervous owner looking on. Long story short - removed thermostat and was dry as a nuns c...  kurkdroog. Airlock then. Bleeded the system and started up. Motor healthy & as the fan came on, we notice a small amount of water escaping somewhere at the top of the radiator. This would have required some serious stripping and seeing that Minxy confirmed that she noticed higher than normal temperatures during the past few weeks. They opted for a rustig ride back home and 20 minute later Whaleson confirmed all's well and safe.
2 things - never stop, unless in a large group, in the Kleinfontein, Boschkop area alone and secondly, bloody well done Minxy for eyeing your temperature gauge as whilst riding - you saved a motor for sure.
pic1 = Whaleson managing a padmaker & aircraft engineer
Pic2 = Leon's factory
 
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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 08:03:45 am »
Yes!  Good Minxy... :thumleft: not many riders keep an eye on the important bike stuff!




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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 08:05:07 am »
And.... NICE garage... ::)

Yip, looks like things are taking off...  :peepwall:
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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 09:48:23 am »
Hehehe, thank you for the lovely report Master Beerkie! I actually took my bike in yesterday to the Aprilia dealership in Hatfield to see what's wrong. Should hear from them later today. Just hoping it's only the radiator and nothing too serious that's broken.
Clearly I am riding my lovely Italian husband too hard :(

I've got a few of my own pictures to share:

Having a lovely day out, not a care in the world. And then my bike overheats, poo!  :'(



Dat airplane in the backround  :drif:



Master Beerkie standing around being very helpful indeed :P



Anyhoo, thanks again for stopping and helping out by the way, really do appreciate all of you guys's effort!!! :love7:

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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 03:18:39 pm »
Well done guys and girl!  :thumleft:
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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 04:06:06 pm »
That's some pretty good fault finding there guys! Well done!
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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 09:41:51 pm »
I don't blame the bike for overheating, after all, he's only Italian :pot:

Note:  Well spotted on the temp gauge :thumleft:  One of the plus points of these bikes are that they actually have a proper warning light.  Enjoy your bike girl
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Re: Minxy's pigsarsehole overheating
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 08:27:36 am »

GREAT TO HAVE AN AEROBIKE MECHANIC AROUND AMAZING PHOTO,S SPECIALLY THE ONE,OF THE PLANES IN THE WORKSHOP     THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS STUCK AWAY IN GARAGES

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