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Is there a drain plug in the cooling system to allow complete change of fluid?
I have a leak to find and the puddle is brown. My thought is to fill with tap water, find the leak then drain and replace with a compatible coolant.
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Is there a drain plug in the cooling system to allow complete change of fluid?
I have a leak to find and the puddle is brown. My thought is to fill with tap water, find the leak then drain and replace with a compatible coolant.
on the 650 its the bottom bolt on the water pump on the right side of the bike....


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Water Pump Drain Bolt / Service Manual / 2-46 & 2-48

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Is there a drain plug in the cooling system to allow complete change of fluid?
I have a leak to find and the puddle is brown. My thought is to fill with tap water, find the leak then drain and replace with a compatible coolant.
For MK-1 page 2-46 and MK-2 page 2-48 bolt A

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Thanks Silvie, I should have looked first. Got it on the lift and pulled the right side panels and there it was. The coolant pump was wet, might be part of the problem but what stopped me was coolant leaking from a pin hole in the muffler. Head gasket? more work than I want to tackle. I can't sell the bike like this and repair price be rough. Might sell cheap to a good shade tree.

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I had an oil/antifreeze leak on my '08, some years back.

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Thanks Silvie, I should have looked first. Got it on the lift and pulled the right side panels and there it was. The coolant pump was wet, might be part of the problem but what stopped me was coolant leaking from a pin hole in the muffler. Head gasket? more work than I want to tackle. I can't sell the bike like this and repair price be rough. Might sell cheap to a good shade tree.

And thanks Wiz....
are you sure its coolant leaking from your muffler? that pin hole is the moisture drain hole, mine spits water almost every time the bike sits for more then a few days it seams
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I need to double check but it seems like a lot of water. All of my coolant was gone but I have to remember the coolant pump was wet and I might be jumping to the wrong conclusion. I'll let you know.
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Silvie I think you might be right. I rode it enough to get to normal operating temp and the heavy vapor I was seeing out of the pipe disappeared. Back on the lift there was no sign of anything fresh coming out of the exhaust vent. I still have to determine where my coolant went, and since the coolant pump remained dry I am clueless at the moment. I'll let it cool down and see if I see any signs, but thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow.
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