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Antifreeze leak under bike,

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:00 pm
by rexliggett
Man, I was unloading my 2005 Goldwing tonight off the trailer, that I have done so many times before, tonight while backing it off the bike just stopped I went forward, got off and notice a pan had a hole in it and antifreeze was leaking out.
It too late to call the Honda dealer, anyone know what pan I busted and is it something I can repair myself?
Thanks

Re: Antifreeze leak under bike,

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:21 am
by WingAdmin
Most likely the coolant reservoir. Honda put the reservoir right near the bottom of the bike, and it's exposed to damage from road debris etc. That's why there are aftermarket belly pans available to prevent this sort of damage:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_belly_pan/156401




Replacement tanks aren't that expensive, but many people have just fixed their tank, using plumber's goop, RTV, JB-Weld, Plastifix, and other similar products.

Other people have made their own "belly pans" out of whatever metal they had handy:

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Re: Antifreeze leak under bike,

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:21 pm
by 2manywings
What your calling a pan is actually the coolant reservoir tank. It has aluminum tape on the bottom of it. It's a pretty common problem. The belly pan is a wise addition to eliminate that from happening again. The dealer will charge you more to replace it than the cost of the part. Good Luck!

Re: Antifreeze leak under bike,

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:33 pm
by rexliggett
It was the coolant reservoir tank, and I invested in the belly pan.
Thanks for all your help.