Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Woodstock, Illinois, USA
GL1800A 2002 coolant leak
At the end of the riding season (yes, I live in the freezing part of the country), I noticed my coolant level dropping slightly and smelled a little antifreeze but never saw any dripping anywhere.
Now that it is very cold, I hooked up a pressure tester and found coolant dripping from both sides of the engine and finding coolant on top of the engine.
I've have this king of problem with my 1200, when was very cold, it leaked from the hoses.
I imagine the leak is from one of the cross over/distribution hoses and probably just need the clamps tightened.
I'm taking it apart and i'm down to the air box, looks like i need to remove the entire fairing just to get the side hose of the air box in order to take it out.
I need to get this running by mid May when I'm taking a 8K miles trip to Alaska.
Does anyone know an easier way to get to the coolant hoses? I could not find anything on YouTube.
Any other idea would be more then welcome.
Thanks for the help
Kiko - The Brazil Nut.
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