Radiartor stop leak

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Radiartor stop leak

Post by chaunceymudrat » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:07 am

Getting ready to take a 3 day trip on my 87 interstate. My radiator has a couple of really small damp spots and I was thinking of packing some kind of stop leak for an emergency. Anyone ever use stop leak in their goldwing? Did it work?What brand/type? We are riding the blue ridge parkway from end to end and will be in the middle of nowhere quite a bit so I'm trying to be prepared for just about anything. Thanks for all the info.

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Re: Radiartor stop leak

Post by wingman12 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:11 pm

I can not say that I have used any stop leak on my wing, but I have heard of people putting a couple of tea spoons of black pepper in their radiators that have seepage?? can not say if it works or not> :D :D

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Re: Radiartor stop leak

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:59 am

Don't use any kind of stop leak product in a Goldwing. This stuff very easily clogs the small coolant passages inside small motorcycle engines, and can quickly lead to overheating and permanent damage.

I would leave it, and take your trip. If you're nervous, bring along a small liter bottle of the Honda coolant that you could add to the reservoir if needed. Then, once you get back, pull the radiator, take it to a radiator shop, and have them seal it properly.

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