Antifreeze Leaking


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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by bstig60 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 pm



Great idea, but money is tight right now with buying a house and a cross country move coming up. Have to be another time.
Pulled the alternator today and found another loose clamp, turned it a turn or so. Put coolant back in and Pressurized the system to 15 lbs and let it set under pressure for about 3 hours with no sign of any further leaks., So back together tomorrow if the weather cooperates.


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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by wmerryall » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:22 am

Consider the Traxxion Dynamics rear shock upgrade, huge improvement over the factory stuff!

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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by bstig60 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:50 pm

wmerryall wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:22 am
Consider the Traxxion Dynamics rear shock upgrade, huge improvement over the factory stuff!
My bike has 34000 miles on it.. It rides and handles well. Don't see the need to spend 500 bucks on a rear shock to replace on that is working as designed.

Cleaned up some things. Installed the alternator and the fuel tank, filled with coolant, installed a new battery and ran the engine until the fans came on. Let it set for a while and topped of the coolant. No sign of any leaks, so will put the plastics back on tomorrow after I service the air filter. Should be good to go. Given good weather, I will take it for a test ride tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by bstig60 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:17 pm

All back together. Took it for a 35 mile ride and all seems to be OK. Looks like this problem is solved.
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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by wmerryall » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:45 pm

For the rear shock, all seems normal can really mean a rider hasn't noticed the gradual degradation of the factory system. Sit on the bike, side stand up, engine running and starting at zero raise the rear suspension. If you do not feel a change in height almost immediately your system is not performing properly.

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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by bstig60 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:49 pm

I am aware of how the shock works. It works just fine. Thank you.
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Re: Antifreeze Leaking

Post by bstig60 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04 pm

All back together, took a 120 mile ride and all is well. Problem solved!


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