Coolant Leak


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gcatlett
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Coolant Leak

Post by gcatlett » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:30 am



I've got a bad coolant leak on the left side running water/anti-freeze on the top of the cylinder. Where is it coming from and how do I fix it???



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keithg64
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Re: Coolant Leak

Post by keithg64 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:29 pm

Guessing a hose clamp broke or is leaking. Is it leaking when running or just sitting there?
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Re: Coolant Leak

Post by RoadRogue » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:02 am

Without more info from you , I would venture a guess that it is the O-rings in the coolant crossover tubes. They get old and dry out, easy enough to change out just time consuming.easier if you remove the carbs but not nessesary to.
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gcatlett
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Re: Coolant Leak

Post by gcatlett » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:11 am

It's like a dripping faucet when the bike is sitting still and running. How do I access the problem?

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Re: Coolant Leak

Post by MJSantos » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:12 pm

First thing I would do is pull the fairing lower off of the left side, three screws. Then look under the carbs, there are tubes running from the heads to the center then forward to the thermostat housing. Each joint has an "o" ring inside. Here a picture showing the tubes minus the carbs.
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