Cooling system and more...guidance please?
Well, after 42.5K miles, my 2011 is needing more than maintenance for the first time. I'd love to hear your thoughts...
Here's the run down...
Water temp light came on when sitting in traffic. I noticed the fan wasn't kicking on. Started troubleshooting the fan, at which time I discovered my battery wasn't staying charged. Replaced the battery, as I knew it was due to be replaced anyhow. Still not holding charge. Troubleshooting that revealed that the stator was bad, so I replaced it and the regulator/rectifier too. The original stator had one burnt coil. As I was replacing those parts, I discovered an oil leak from the water pump cover. Not sure if it's from the cover (maybe gaskets need replacing) or one of the bolts under there.
Could this all be related? Overheating engine, burnt stator, oil leak from the the water pump cover? Seems like it to me, but not sure.
Unrelated, I think at least one of my forks is leaking oil...there was clean oil collected on the rim of my front tire...
I've got a few things to address:
1. Oil leak from the water pump area. Any thoughts on most likely culprit? Should I just get in there and replace the gaskets?
2. Radiator fan operation. I don't know if the stator / battery charge issue would impact the fan kicking on or not. If it's still not kicking on after the stator replacement, I think she's going into the shop.
3. Fork seals. A doable job for me, but if I recall, it's probably kind of a PITA. Lots of things to take off and put back on...
I should also mention that when I was troubleshooting the fan and took the airbox etc. off, I noticed a good amount of oil on the air filter. Cleaned it up, replaced spark plugs while I was in there.
2011 Imperial Red
Givi V46 / V35's SW Motech mounts
Skidmarx hugger Moto Werks bar riser
Mondo Motors LED Driving Lights
A little bit of road rash