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Hose snapped on radiator filler neck - seeking advice

Old 04-01-2019, 05:06 AM
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Unhappy Hose snapped on radiator filler neck - seeking advice

So a couple of months ago I came out of my house to find some drunk ***** had kicked my bike over in the night. I put her back up right and noticed there was some coolant leaking down. I did some visual checks and couldnīt see anything loose so just suspected the coolant was coming from the overflow pipe having been laid sideways. I took her for a quick jaunt and all seemed fine, when i stopped to fuel I saw there was more coolant dropping down. I headed home and about 100 meters from my house, sat at a red light the engine warning light came on and the bike was clearly overheating. I turned her off and wheeled her the rest of the way back to mine. Coolant level checks were all good and oil levels were fine.

After the end of the cold weather and a well earned day off from work, I decided to take a closer look today. I took the side panel of the fairing off to check the hoses and I have found the cause of the issue and the true extent of the damage the joyless ****ers have caused. The hose connected to the radiator filler cap has been pulled off. Easy fix I thought, pop it back on and stick a new clip on there. Only when I get close I see the actual pipe has snapped off. Anyone have any ideas how to go about fixing this? Im without a garage at the moment and so any fixes I try are being done at the side of the road sadly. Pictures attached.

Old 04-01-2019, 05:19 AM
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Unfortunately, you need a new radiator.
Old 04-01-2019, 05:25 AM
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Ideally you would have to get them Brazed together, but at the moment you have got to be looking at getting the coolant into the expansion tank, if you could get a long piece of of tubing ,same inside diameter as the outlet pipe and run it to the expansion tank ,that might do until you could get the piece Brazed back on
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