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rad or coolant line leak in 96gl1500 se.

started in winter, possibly dry connections? will running it regularly make the leak stop? how do i take the bike apart for a better look? it's coming from up in back of the left rad where you can't see it. do i have to drain the coolant system or can i somehow detach the rad from the frame with the fliud still in and have a looksee?

maybe tighten up a loose hose if that's what i find. thanks in advance--rick
 

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...how do i take the bike apart for a better look?...
One part at a time. Sorry I could not resist.

Not to scare you, but there is nothing easy in performing maintenance on a Goldwing.

Believe it or not, to get a better look it may only require the fairing sides covers to be removed. This is really not too bad, but there are still several parts that has to come off.

That would be just to "get a better look". To get a better better look, I would take off the electric fan/shroud.

And, it still can get worse. Much much worse. I had a leak on the heat riser below the carb. Jeez. All that work for a pin hole in a small hose.

You do not have to remove the radiator or hoses for a "look see".

Hopefully, you can spot the leak early with a few covers removed. First part that comes off will be the front cover behind the front wheel.


Take your time and be patient.
 

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thanks for the replies!! --rick
 
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