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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-20-2018, 03:02 PM
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RETIRED GUYS just need something to do. But I will admit if it weren't for work I would be all up for a ride with the benefits of helping someone out. What a great way to spend a few days.
And with my updated GPS thanks to someone( nameless so he doesn't get bugged to death) on the forum I might not even get lost. Unless I follow Luv2fish down a gravel road or spend my day in a 7-11 waiting for Chopin to pee.

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I'd really look at the coolant overflow bottle. it's a bit of an Achilles heel on the 1800. Your helper should be aware of that.
You can see in the pic where it is leaking. I suspect the top elbow clamp on the left side radiator.

That will require a full fairing removal. Any ideas on where else to look without having to remove the fairing?
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Ill follow Chopin any day to a 7-11 and wait. Im in no rush.
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You can see in the pic where it is leaking. I suspect the top elbow clamp on the left side radiator.

That will require a full fairing removal. Any ideas on where else to look without having to remove the fairing?

An idea of sorts......Maybe get one of these devices, and see if you can pin it down before starting your teardown. Just a thought.






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Not sure of the year but if it is 2010 and before it is a lot easier to remove than the 2012 and up. You might be able to remove the three cowl pieces at the front of the bike and see the leak. Also see if you can find someone with an inspection scope .


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Looking at that picture that appears to be the left side valve cover? If so you have a coolant drain just above where the oil filter mounts. Could be loose or the sealing washer leaking. If you look up as if laying on the ground under the bike between the valve cover and oil filter is a small bolt head that is 10 mm. It is used to drain about half the system for service. A pressure tester would help as mentioned.

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Thanks, it is a left side valve cover. I will check the drain before my help comes over this weekend. If that is where it is leaking would it only leak when it is hot?

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It's very possible, it could only leak with pressure in the system.

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Thanks. I found a loaner pressure test kit from Autozone. We will test the pressure before we start a Tupperware party. I really hope we can find the leak and fix it without having to strip her down to the bare metal.

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