puking coolant from breather tube


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st1100boy
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade

puking coolant from breather tube

Postby st1100boy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:20 am



I haven't had a chance yet to tear into the bike to diagnose the problem, so I thought I'd run it by the pros first. Here's what's up:

'82 Aspencade w/ 77,000 miles. New water pump less than 200 miles ago. Running just fine, 50 degree F day, temp gauge showing well down in the lower end.

After 20 miles or so on the highway I noticed coolant on the right side cover and footpeg. Temp gauge still steady and still running well. No signs of overheating or any other issues otherwise. I hop off the bike, put it on the centerstand while idling and notice coolant dribbling out steadily from a breather tube near the centerstand. I think the tube runs from the overflow tank.

Any theories on what the cause might be? Maybe a kinked tube between the overflow and the radiator? Maybe just too much coolant in the overflow tank to begin with?

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foxhound0511
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Location: Princeton, Ma
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100 Standard

Re: puking coolant from breather tube

Postby foxhound0511 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:58 pm

Im pretty sure that the hose off of your coolant reservior runs off the coolant tank and down to the center stand,
I would check your coolant level on your bike. Did you top it off recently?

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: puking coolant from breather tube

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:57 am

Yep too much coolant my guess..stick a tube into the reservoir and suck some out..or just let if drain itself..but will put sticky antifreeze on the rear of the bike...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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