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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2018, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant leak?

This is a FYI , I found roughly 6 inactive posts, ( posters that haven't been on the forum in over 6 months, some with replies and no answer) As a mod I can send PM / email messages to posters that don't respond to their for sale adds when others are interested but no response from seller, this is a last resort.

Found roughly 10 posts with SOLD somewhere in the thread******better is PM me to delete or use post your link of the ad here, I give you a Like when deleted

Found another roughly 5 that sounded like the item was sold but not sure , However within minutes I noticed a new post declaring it sold

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Coolant leak?

I just discovered that my V1 has a small coolant leak. Just a couple of drops. Of course the drops seem to be coming from an inexcessible location somewhere between the radiator and the cylinders. I would really rather not tear everything down for such a small leak. Dare I use something like radiator stop leak to quell the leak? Any recommendations? I just changed the coolant :-(

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In my experience "stop leak" and similar products don't work as advertised. There is not much to remove either. I would be inclined to find the leak and address the root cause. Half ass measures usually result in half ass results IMO.

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I wonder if the clue, Randy will turn out to be that you just changed the coolant....

Perhaps a clamp, hose or something else got overlooked or gave-way. Not sure how old your Versys hoses are- I replaced my gen 1 hoses a couple years ago out of "preventive guilt" so as to be able to cross that off my list of things that might strand me out on a trip or something. I will probably do a water pump and thermostat at some point in similar fashion to hopefully offset my Karma. I also prefer to have some spare take-off parts that were working when I pulled them off to fall back on in a pinch.

Just me brother. Let us know what you find. Oh, do you run a stone guard in front of your radiator??????

Hope you didn't take on some unidentified flying object or some such "missile".

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The road side of the radiator is pristine. Not a single bent fin . If it's the radiator, the problem is on the engine side. The hoses I can see look good. The only thing I can think of in that location would be a head gasket somewhere between the cylinders :-(

The motor runs good. No smoke and the plug color is spot on. So the coolant is coming out, not going in.
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Mine had a tiny leak too, just a couple drips on the lower fairing on the left side.

I found the hose clamps loose and when I tightened them they promptly stripped. I went and bought regular hose clamps instead of the wimpy ones they use.

I believe it fixed the problem.

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