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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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changed the radiator, thought it had a pin hole leak in it. started to see coolant after a ride. let it go for about 500 miles. went to warm it up to see if it still leaked with another radiator, was planning on going for ride. went in the house to get my wallet. I come out and there is coolant coming out of the starter seal! Now I know why those lifters were banging. hopefully a new engine cover gasket will fix it. I just had it apart, I took off the highway pegs that worthless, they were too high, if your about 5 feet tall they might work. good thing I had a spare ride, always good to a least two bikes for crap like this
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Hopefully it'll not take you long to sort out the problem. I'm beginning to wish I hadn't got rid of all my other bikes now as I only have the Vulcan, you can never have too many motorcycles
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Hopefully it'll not take you long to sort out the problem. I'm beginning to wish I hadn't got rid of all my other bikes now as I only have the Vulcan, you can never have too many motorcycles
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drained the oil, removed the filter. no anti-freeze to be found. going to take the clutch cover off to see if its the gasket. I checked all the hoses and could not find any anti-freeze any where. it was coming out the starter seal, it wasn't running down to it. no anti -freeze in the oil though, don't know if thats possible with it coming out of the seal like that. its going to cost me about twenty bucks to find out, with a new gasket, o-rings and oil. will try and remember to take pictures
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Doesn't sound right somehow. The case behind the starter has oil in it. If antifreeze is coming around the starter seal, how could it not mix in the oil? Maybe the coolant is able to stay under the oil, then leak out there? Seems like the clutch and balance shaft gear would just blend it all.

Could be the water pump seal.

I won't say it's impossible. I found a problem with a Honda Accord, it fills the radiator with oil, but no antifreeze gets into the oil. It runs until the coolant is like chocolate pudding, then it doesn't circulate well at all. Only cost me $500 to find out, plus a $75 tow. Honda had a rather quiet recall on porous engine blocks. Keep thinking it could be the head, but I'm done dumping money into it. Still runs great. 2 owner car.

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I was hoping somebody as seen this, I swear it wasn't coming from anywhere above. I let warm up on the kick stand, I know some bikes you shouldn't that too long with the oil running to one side and thats how I think the anti-freeze was able to leak out the seal
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