coolant leak GL 1100


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coolant leak GL 1100

Postby 58hab » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:51 am



Greetings all, the season is upon us and to my dismay I have discovered a coolant leak and I'm trying to locate the source. I have ,not started the bike yet this season and found this pooling and what appears to be something missing (see attached image center 2 o'clock position) this is the riders rt. side of the engine inward and forward of the fuel pump ,there appears to be a compression washer on and threading in this hole. Not sure if this is related to the coolant leak but obviously needs to be addressed . Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: coolant leak GL 1100

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:08 am

Coolant pooling on the top of the engine like that is almost always from leaky O-rings on the coolant crossover. The fact that you found it after a winter lay-up could indicate it's temporary leakage from the cold weather, where the seals shrink.

I would top up the coolant level in the reservoir, clean up the coolant on the engine, and take it for a ride. If you still see evidence of a leak afterwards, then worry about it.

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Re: coolant leak GL 1100

Postby 58hab » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:06 am

Finally got her out of the shed and fired up. seems like the O rings are fine but the rad cap need replacing. upon closer inspection in proper light the "hole" in the picture is actually a nut , origin unknown at this point . Thanks for your response WingAdmin


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