Antifreeze leak


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Antifreeze leak

Postby rjlv25 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:09 am



Well, after getting the front end finally back together with the original steering stem, I see antifreeze dripping from one of the tubes coming out of the thermostat housing. Anyone know the simplest way to replace the o-rings? I hate to think I have to take the carbs off, so I'm hoping someone has been through this before. The manuals aren't a lot of help.



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Re: Antifreeze leak

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:41 pm

You can do it without removing the carbs. You can use some long needle nose pliers to gently pull the old ones out. Lube up the new ones with coolant, and when you reinsert the tubes with the new O-rings on them, push them straight in without twisting or turning them.

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Re: Antifreeze leak

Postby rjlv25 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:19 am

Thanks. So far, I just used an air hose to blow off around it and went for a 20 mile ride with no more sign of leakage. Maybe it will be OK. I'll keep an eye on it for sure.


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