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Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 AM
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I lowsided by bike a month ago and have been repairing it since then. Got running, and it's almost complete. The other day, I noticed a puddle of coolant on the ground, right under the engine. I wasnt able to figure out where the leak was coming from. Does anyone have any ideas of what's going on and how to fix it? I appreciate any input.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:59 AM
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best thing to do would be take the fairings off (if they are on) and watch the motor...you might need to wipe it off and/or maybe run it a little to find the leak.

I had a bike the needed the water pump rebuilt...it would only leak when it was hot and not running (like after I took it for a short/long ride then shut it off).

once you find where it's leaking at you'll have a better idea of what needs fixing
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:10 AM
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I would check your hoses to make sure there are no holes or cracks in them. If not then I thinking it's your water pump. My F4i needed a new water pump 3 months after I bought it. Replaced it with a new one and it never leaked again.
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:45 AM
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Well it doesn't seem to leak at all when the bike is on, but when I leave it off over night, there is a small puddle the next morning
 
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Cobretticuz View Post
Well it doesn't seem to leak at all when the bike is on, but when I leave it off over night, there is a small puddle the next morning

I went down and my bike was acting like yours....leaks at night but not while it was turned on. It was also leaking in the same area as yours. It was leaking oil and coolant together. The mechanic took it and sealed the timing cover. It stopped both the oil and coolant leaks somehow.

Are you leaking only coolant? or is there a bit of oil as well?
 
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