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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-11-2007, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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My R is sick - coolant everywhere! - Sod it!!

Just got back from one of the last ride outs of the year on my R and have got coolant everywhere. I've stripped the fairing and it looks like its coming from behind the rad. Cant see a hole but I guess a stone could have punctured it.

Will get a closer look in the daylight....
Anyone know if these rads are prone to puncture/leaks?
Any pointers/advice greatfully received.
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Just got back from one of the last ride outs of the year on my R and have got coolant everywhere. I've stripped the fairing and it looks like its coming from behind the rad. Cant see a hole but I guess a stone could have punctured it.

Will get a closer look in the daylight....
Anyone know if these rads are prone to puncture/leaks?
Any pointers/advice greatfully received.
Tont
wow.. so sorry to hear that...

I am just wondering if the bike was running hot? could it have been the coolant reservoir filled too full and the coolant boiled over due to the bike running very hot? I am not sure if you have read this before on this forum, but don't fill the reservoir past minimum line to prevent the coolant over flowing.

please keep us updated on the cause, good luck.

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Cheers, Odonata, I wish it was a case of running hot, but we have had a cool sunny/foggy day today. Shame as the bike is running beautifully otherwise. Pretty sure its a stone that has caused it. 3800 mile service is nearly due so might truck it down to the dealer and leave it with them while I go shopping for RG3/ECU/mid pipe to cheer myself up!

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Let us know from where it is leaking? F4R had pretty decent radiator guard did the stone went through it. If you like you can temporary fix the leaf with WB weld or cold weld epoxy’s. Good luck this sucks.
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Theres more than a few rads failing on 1000R and 312's, something is wrong, maybe the heat/pressure, or more likely MV changed manufacturers, which is something I have had a suspicion about for a while now, I never heard of any 1000S rads failing

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-12-2007, 12:51 AM
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Hi Tont check the top of your rad on the enjine side just below the top rad hanger brackets it might have crack on the core fins, bud look very carefully because the cracks are very tiny and not easy to see, good luck !!
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I put a Rad guard on from day one. A good investment at only a $100

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Bloody coolant everywhere! Same with my bike. It turned out to be the rad. Replacing under warranty. Now this seems to be a growing thing! Apparently, my dealer has had a 312 in recently with the same problem.

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Oh you guys are scaring me. I will ask my dealer to check out the radiator at the Senna's 600 mile service.
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they won't find anything...until, if ever, it starts leaking.
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