97SE Cooling System Question


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97SE Cooling System Question

Postby mikeblakeney » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:19 pm



Working through things that can leave me on the side of the road on a new to me 97SE to get it road ready by spring. Checking off the major items suggested on various threads. My question, since this is my first bike with a radiator, where this should be in priority. What happens if the water pump or a hose fails.
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Re: 97SE Cooling System Question

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:39 pm

If either of those scenarios happen - you should not continue to ride it - you would be in for an expensive repair to the motor or a replacement motor at worst.

Check and flush the radiators, coolant overflow tank and hose connections and general condition for peace of mind. :)

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Re: 97SE Cooling System Question

Postby joeincalif » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:26 am

Also change the fluid every 2 years or 24,000 miles for best results. On the 1500 wing it is such an easy there is no excuse not to do it. make sure you use the correct antifreeze.
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Re: 97SE Cooling System Question

Postby Happytrails » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:37 am

I would think it would be like if your car/truck lost a hose and you tried to make it to the next town. Motor would probably sieze up from the heat. I would like to replace mine as well. The top one and the bottom one look like they each cost around $50. May do that this winter just for peace of mind. :D
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Re: 97SE Cooling System Question

Postby bstig60 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:27 am

Also a good idea to check the condition of the hose clamps. If one fails it can cause loss of coolant and result in overheating....


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