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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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leaking coolant

I smell coolant and my boot was covered I think it's coming from the 90 deg fitting in front of the foot peg...anyone had a similar problems? Advice please.
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If its on the left side of your bike then look at the water pump , theres a wheep hole on the back side that leaks coolant when the seals in the pump fail
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I have pics but I'll have to email them because I can't put them on here with my phone.
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Yes left side
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 06:32 AM
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I ride 1090, same thing, apparently it is normal and goes away when coolant level riches MIN level.
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I agree with Dimitri.au - first few times my 1090 got hot in traffic it caused coolant to leak from the overflow pipe on the left of the bike - coolant level is mid way between min and max now and it no longer overflows when hot
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That explains th coolant but upon closer inspection I also found an oil leak on the left side
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That explains th coolant but upon closer inspection I also found an oil leak on the left side
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Checked coolant level looks like the reservior is about empty....I've only had the bike for a week took it for a longer ride and all this happened when I was checking it out after. It seems to only leak when riding
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Checked coolant level looks like the reservior is about empty....I've only had the bike for a week took it for a longer ride and all this happened when I was checking it out after. It seems to only leak when riding
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Fill the header tank to the specified level. leave the cap off and start the bike ..let it warm to about 80 deg C..don't let it boil. Some air will bubble up.. Stop the engine. Lean bike to left as far as you can..say 45 degree angle. Refit the cap. Use the bike for an hour or so.
Next time you take the bike out repeat the exercise.
This will let the air bleed out. In my experience this can't be done in one go.
I give this advice based on my own experience. I'm not a qualified motorcycle mechanic but just a bit of common sense applied.
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