It is a 08 goldwing . It has a dip stick for the reserve coolant tank.the owners manual say with the engine at normal temp to check but does that mean that the engine is running?Or do you shut it down and them check it?.
Yes for reserve tank hot, engine off.
Radiator check cold and be sure it is topped off. This needs to be done yearly at minimum. The older the bike, higher miles, more often. Part of preventative maintenance.
Were do you check the radiator level? Other than take the cap off and look at it. I have to find it also. I thought that if the reserve tank is ok that the radiator is full or am I missing something .Thanks for your responses .
Always a good idea to periodically check the actual radiator. I have had bad caps in the past that allowed coolant to flow in to the expansion tank when hot, but as it started to cool it would not allow the coolant to be sucked back in to the radiator. If you have had no problems I would check the cap during your annual 'take it apart and look at staff session' and check the expansion tank more often.