Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Re: Coolant Leak
I appreciate the tip about the engine side of the hoses.. I'll tighten those down as best I can. There is one hose on the radiator which I think might be the source.. it's up high enough, and the coolant could drip down along the frame, run down the inside of the plastic cover, and then drip from the bottom when the bike is on it's sidestand.
Last night in preparation for this mornings test warm up, I was going to yank the upper covers with the turn signals off, and the radiator cover. Well, my friend Robert shows up behind me as I'm riding in from work. I grab my tools and as we're talking I wondered why the socket on my wrench was the wrong size when I used it yesterday.
I then proceed to undo the drain bolt for the radiator just enough for it to start leaking. Joy. I put it back, tighten back to where it was and clean up the mess I made. What a moron I am.
Anyway, I took off the covers.. and put the bike up. This morning it was only 38 degrees out, not 29 like in the days when it's leaked... But I warmed the bike up anyway after checking the fluid level in the overflow and at the radiator cap.. Nothing. No drips. So tomorrow I will try again, hopefully it will be colder tomorrow (kinda sad for a motorcyclist to wish this eh?).