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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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What is this and what is it going to cost me?




My guess is coolant; which has changed a colour after heating?
Bike has done 11k km's. and does not seem to be running any hotter than normal. Sits between 82 and 102 Celsius, me on the other hand, is freezing my nuts off at Kangaroo Valley..

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 11:45 PM
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I would say a water pump seal. But I am sure someone with more knowledge will come forward. Shouldn't cost too much.
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It does look like a water pump seal. I had that happen to my 910R last year. I still rode back from Port Macquarie to Sydney and the bike did not heat up. I just made sure the coolant reservoir was full (water will do the job temporarily). I had it fixed at Trooperlu - water pump removed and disassembled, all seals and 0-rings replaced, water pump re-assembled and re-installed, cooling system re-filled - for a tad under $300, mostly labour.

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Don't panic too much yet! It could just be overflow from the header tank. I have extended the overflow hose on my 1090 as when it dripped occasionally it was too messy for my liking.
Did that all happen at once? If so, see above posts. If not, it could just be a buildup from an overfull header tank. You do know that the correct level is the minimum mark I presume?
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Just heat up the bike,hot, make sure there is water in there ,look under the water pump,there is a very small hole ,very hard to see ,if it is dripping water then all you have to do is change the seals,and maybe bearing in the water pump,Revead is correct check were your overflow is.I just pulled mine apart and cleaned it all ,used a bit of very fine wet and dry,cleaned the seals and put it all back together,so far no leaks.

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I dont think its the overflow hose.
but leaking (very slightly) from the bottom nut.



ive had a look on this website for where the coolant reservoir is located, so I can check it. and all my searches have been fruitless. so can someone point me in the right direction please??

I also have to ride about another 200km before I can get it to a bike shop due to my current long work hours.. do u think it will be ok until monday?

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I dont think its the overflow hose.
but leaking (very slightly) from the bottom nut.

There is a little hole underneath the waterpump, towards the motor.
This is where coolant can escape if the seeals are bad.


ive had a look on this website for where the coolant reservoir is located, so I can check it. and all my searches have been fruitless. so can someone point me in the right direction please??

Are you kidding mate, second post from the top of the Brutale and maintenance section, manuals .
Do you really not know or are you kidding.

I also have to ride about another 200km before I can get it to a bike shop due to my current long work hours.. do u think it will be ok until monday?
You don't even have an owners manual ?

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I've recently replaced the necessary (and unnecessary - recommended) parts on B-750 (05).
The price of all the parts together is negligible (cca. 13 USD + coolant)
There is no need for any special tools, you just need a little time

But look here for more info ...
http://mvfaq.blogspot.com/2005/08/wa...p-leaking.html
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You don't even have an owners manual ?
am working away from home for the last two weeks. so dont have access to it. I had one day off today and went for a spin.

And yes serious about the coolant question. otherwise I wouldnt ask it. I only ride them, not really fix them.
but for some reason, there appears to be virtually little or no information anywhere on 989r's, which leads me to another question I have been trying to work out, which series brutale is closest to the 989r (for parts etc), id like to think 1078 but I doubt its that simple.

So yeah, am total nub at all this, but Id rather have some idea of what I am ment to be doing before I start tinkering with my expensive bike no where near a mechanic.

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well..

dont I feel an idiot..
down load brutale workshop manual (probably smashed my data limit for my phone), find coolant section, read, go out side and play with bike in dark with torch.
All this time, I thought that my bike had this Italian mumbo jumbo written all over it cause thats what Italians do..
who would of thought that that "Livello Liquido" was the coolant level guide haha!!! well obviously not me...
so bike is out of coolant, getting that cap off was a pain. Im actually concerend at how long its been empty/low. But I pushed it (hard) 400km today and even tho its cool in Australia now, it stayed the usual 82' whilst riding, 100' whilst standing..
Im guessing, a water pump seal has broken, and thus the cause of my issues..
Im dead lucky that it didnt decide to break down (blow up) on me in the middle of nowhere.

thanks one and all for replies and help
I'll post back again when I have it fixed.

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