Puddle under the bike


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Puddle under the bike

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:17 pm



I got my bike out this morning to go to work. I started it up, and while it was warming up, I finished gearing up, got my jacket on, my helmet, gloves. Just about to hop on and ride away, when I noticed a small wet spot on the ground.

I squatted down and looked. It was green liquid. I touched it with my finger. It was oily. I looked to see where it was coming from. Dripping from the weep hole, was oily coolant.

I said some Really Bad Words, switched the bike off, put it away, took my gear off, and drove my truck to work.

I've ordered a new water pump and a gasket set. I guess I know what I'll be doing next weekend. At least I'll get the opportunity to add a new "How To" to the library. :)



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Re: Puddle under the bike

Postby MSGT-R » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:13 am

Sort of what I did with my fuel pump.. 8-)
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Re: Puddle under the bike

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:16 am

Yeah, I look at my fuel pump suspiciously all the time now, just expecting it to start leaking. :)

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Re: Puddle under the bike

Postby MSGT-R » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:19 am

If you ever start seeing little black plastic "drips" on the body work and garage floor you can't account for, go check the spark boxes also. (been there, fixed that too).
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Re: Puddle under the bike

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:23 am

I have a spare engine that I got with my 1100. It's complete in every way except for the spark generators and coils. Someone has replaced them with a homemade set that I can't identify, but has a "GM" symbol and part number on, so obviously from a car.

Did you just re-pot yours?

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Re: Puddle under the bike

Postby MSGT-R » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:30 am

Yup. I carefully took a pick and small screwdriver and scraped as much tar off the back side that I could without harming any of the connections that go through the back. I used the 5 minute epoxy (I would get the slower stuff if I were you) to fill it in. I mixed the epoxy with a little clean sand to give it better heat sync properties (mitsubishi electronics does this) and it hardened right up in the 112 degree heat we were having in Elsinore that week. I've since rode it to Utah and back two weeks ago without a problem.


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