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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2013, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant leak

I recently started my 01' GL1800 (about 85,000 miles) and after letting it run to warm up a little, noticed a few drops of coolant had leaked out on the left side and pooled a little on the floor. After a little investigation, it seemed to be coming out somewhere around the left radiator. It leaked maybe a teaspoon full and then stopped leaking. I checked the coolant level and it seemed full and I really wanted to ride that day, so I took on off on my 200 mile ride that day. A few days later, I cranked it again and the leak happened again. Not wishing to press my luck, I decided I'd better dig a little deeper into the matter. After reviewing the thick shop type manual that came with it (bought it used about 6 mo. ago), it looks like the entire front faring has to be removed to gain access to the radiator, hoses, etc. Has anyone tackled this before? Any guesses as to what the problem may be; i.e., a hose leak, radiator leak, etc.? Is this something I need to take it to the "shop" to get this looked at?

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My 95 will show a lil leak upon a very cold snap,,had a vtx that also did the same, very cold temps cause shrinkage,,tighten hose clamps prolly help.
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Not sure what the maestro sent you, but I'm in agreement with a loose fitting/clamp. And yeah, tupperware removal is necessary.

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Not sure what the maestro sent you,...... necessary.
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I tried something this winter and it seems to have help. I put an old service light with a 40 watt bulb under the engine and leave it on. So far no drips this winter.

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Thanks to all who responded. For Ron, the 40W light bulb idea is a great idea for stopping the leak during the cold weather. For Rooferx and Budoka, once the cold weather is over, will the leakage likely cease without having to remove the "tupperware" and tightening the hose clamps etc.? I sure don't want to run the risk of loosing coolant and overheating the engine, but I sure dread removing the tupperware, too.
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