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Hey guys! So I got to work today and noticed my engine turned blue!!! lol I have a coolant leak somewhere. It looks like the lower radiator hose on the left side radiator. It is coming right from the seam of the connection... loosened the clamp, readjusted it and tightened it down. Will be keeping an eye on it to see if that solved my problem!
 

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It could be the clamp as you say,but could also be a stone that has popped your rad,when the system is hot it will also be under pressure and be easier to see where the leak is coming from.
It may be worth also taking some spare water with you if you can't find the leak until you can get it to the stealers.
 

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Note to self

Going to check hose clamps for appropriate tightness. If it happen once .. it may happen again.
 

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Hi all, sorry for thread resurrection! I too had a similar problem yesterday although it wasnt as messy as the OPs bike :)

My bike is a fair distance away right now so dont have immediate access, are the dodgy clamps behind the fairing or easily visible? Just weighing up whether I should go over on my scooter & evaluate damage or trailer her to my garage?
 

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Thanks DT, only had a chance to take a cursory glance at the rad couldnt see any damage. Will take a closer look this week
 

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Thanks DT, only had a chance to take a cursory glance at the rad couldnt see any damage. Will take a closer look this week
You need an exciting, long run on a hot and humid day. I would say during traffic congestion, however, I suspect that could be hard to find, nor would you wish to seek that out under any circumstance.

In any case, more fun than leaving it idle until the rad is nice 'n' toasty.
 

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Radiator hoses can compress with time and require that the clamps be re-tightened. Also in the winter months hoses can shrink from the cold and leaks can develop.
 

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Turns out it was the hose/clamp after all. I just let her warm up until coolant appeared from the hose and tightened the clamp until it stopped leaking. Close visual inspection of rad fins showed no damage, didnt bother investigating further.

Was wondering if its normal for the clamp to sit flush with the hose, as if there's an indentation specifically for the clamp, or is it too tight on hose?

I managed to snap the top tab by headlight...so next thread will be on that ?‍♂?

Recommendations? Dremmel a small bolt to shape or glue the snapped tab back on?

 

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Glad to read it was just an adjustment of a hose clamp.

RE snap: Drilling out for a small piece of rod (coat hanger?) and some industrial glue sounds like something I would consider.
 
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