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Old 11-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Coolant leak...suggestions

So last night when I got home I noticed a wet spot under my bike, so I decided to try and find the leak and found this ...


And then I followed a few lines around my bike an ran into this

The engine was still hot so I couldn't feel much ....before I start taking things apart any suggestions or has anyone had a similiar problem ?
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check for hairline crack somewhere on the plastic housing or on rubber hose
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Check the clamp tightness and check the hose end and fitting. Be prepared to lose coolant. I would flush and refill the system while I was at it if tightening doesnt stop it.
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dont overtighten though, old and brittle. come to mind.
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Bike has been sitting all night and went to just look at the hose


I was kind of surprised it still had coolant on the hose
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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check for hairline crack somewhere on the plastic housing or on rubber hose
I'm gonna take the fairings off later and hope for no crack
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Check the clamp tightness and check the hose end and fitting. Be prepared to lose coolant. I would flush and refill the system while I was at it if tightening doesnt stop it.
I was just thinking about this when I woke up,I was hoping may be flushing would help
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dont overtighten though, old and brittle. come to mind.
I will keep this in mind
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So I finally got a chance to look at the hose, as I was taking the drain plug out a little coolant came out (scratching my head), Im thinking this is weird cause I was expecting it to just come out immediately, I ended up having to squeeze the hose leading out of the radiator to push most of the coolant out thru the plug in order for me to remove the hose. The second I removed the hose from pump, coolant finally drains out of the plug and the hose. Anyone ever have this happen? I'm thinking 2 things happened 1. the water pump isnt working causing coolant to build up in the radiator causing the leak at the hose or 2. pressure inside the system caused the coolant to not come out , I inspected the hose and there are no cuts of any sort on both sides. Before I did anything I did take off the fairings and turn on the bike to see where the leak was coming from( I'm not sure if doing this makes a difference to my situation) dam sun went down and I didn't get a chance to flush, I was also looking at the coolant as it was coming out and it looked pretty clean and I was expecting some kind of gunk on the cap and it didn't have any. Anyone know the symptoms to a bad water pump?
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