radiator fluid / exhaust


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squirrel
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radiator fluid / exhaust

Post by squirrel » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:38 pm



hi. after riding i seem to get a very small puddle (about a teaspoon ) of radiator fluid pooling under the bike on left side inbetween starter motor and exhaust collector box it seems to be coming from the exhaust itself there are no leaks on rad itself. any ideas gratfully recieved thank you .



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Re: radiator fluid / exhaust

Post by Oldbear » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:25 pm

Sounds like you might get to change your headgaskets - maybe drop your exhaust and see if you can see any leaks. I also had my lower rad hose leaking - but it was blowing around and looked like it was leaking near the exhaust too. My head gasket hints were white clouds out the pipes and hydro-locking when trying to start it.
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Re: radiator fluid / exhaust

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:03 pm

Make sure the coolant isn't coming from the water pump weep hole:

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