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Hi everyone…

I put my bike away while my family and I went on a camping vacation and came back to see this on the floor. We were gone for 1 week.



 

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After removing the false tank I found that the reservoir was completely emptied. Then I removed the radiator cap and I found what I believe to be the problem. It looks like one of the flanges that the cap uses to stay on is bent down a little. It is where the drip is in this picture. It can be moved easily back into place I would assume. The cap was not making a good seal.

What I think has happened is that the entire contents of the reservoir have emptied to the ground through what would have been a gap between the radiator fill lip and the rubber gasket on the radiator cap.
 

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The radiator cap gasket has a bit of a grove in it and I want to replace it as getting at this is a ROYAL PAIN in the butt!!! I don’t want to have to rip everything apart to get at the cap again if it still drips.

I have searched the FAQ and the site but have not come across the aftermarket PN for a radiator cap for an 82 Aspencade and where one might get one in Canada? Anyone out there know of one?

Anyone at least know the specs??

Tim.
 

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From the very bottom of the Goldwing tips page.

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:doh::doh::doh:



I must have looked right at it and did not "SEE" it!!!

Thanks Bag Master!!



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clean all surfaces and use some grease on the cap....also the res tube connection looks leaky...as maybe all the others?
looks like the stain is dirty coolant?
 

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grambo wrote:
clean all surfaces and use some grease on the cap....also the res tube connection looks leaky...as maybe all the others?
looks like the stain is dirty coolant?
Beat me to it as I noticed that also and forgot to comment on it.
 

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Hey Grambo and Bagmaster…

When I first looked at the leak before taking it apart I right away noticed that the leak was too high for anything else other than a reservoir issue. The first thing I thought of was the reservoir tube connecting to the radiator.

That connection, contrary to what the picture looks like, is on tight and is dry as a bone. That’s when I went looking around the cap and found it was dripping from there. All the tubes inspected fine as well as the reservoir.

I will clean the cap flange up and put it back to its proper shape. I cleaned up the cap and it looks o.k. now that it’s been off the bike for a while and is clean. That CLR is great stuff. It looks new.

As far as the floor goes, it’s a well weathered, home mixed, outdoor slab of concrete. It is rough and you can see the sand and stone in it. The dark patches in it are from other repairs to the bike including leaking valve pan gaskets. The coolant is clean and fine.

Thanks for looking out for me though!

Tim.
 

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Hey Grambo and Bagmaster…

When I first looked at the leak before taking it apart I right away noticed that the leak was too high for anything else other than a reservoir issue. The first thing I thought of was the reservoir tube connecting to the radiator.

That connection, contrary to what the picture looks like, is on tight and is dry as a bone. That’s when I went looking around the cap and found it was dripping from there. All the tubes inspected fine as well as the reservoir.

I will clean the cap flange up and put it back to its proper shape. I cleaned up the cap and it looks o.k. now that it’s been off the bike for a while and is clean. That CLR is great stuff. It looks new.

As far as the floor goes, it’s a well weathered, home mixed, outdoor slab of concrete. It is rough and you can see the sand and stone in it. The dark patches in it are from other repairs to the bike including leaking valve pan gaskets. The coolant is clean and fine.

Thanks for looking out for me though!

Tim.
Just trying to cover all the base for ya. Let us know how it goes. :action::action::action:
 

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Tim, welcome back!.....the Rad thing sucks man!

If you can't source one easily, try Dave/Andrew out at Toads...they probably have one in a box somewhere...maybe even on a bike out back. (wasn't the v45/65 rad cap the same?).

Dave
 
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