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I have a 2000 Goldwing and I have noticed when the bike has cooled the next day after a ride, small drips came from the rear of the engine, the drips about the size of a quarter ... the bike is on the center stand when its parked, I'm asking the forum what it might be before diving into it
 

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I have a 2000 Goldwing and I have noticed when the bike has cooled the next day after a ride, small drips came from the rear of the engine, the drips about the size of a quarter ... the bike is on the center stand when its parked, I'm asking the forum what it might be before diving into it
Is it rear and dead center or under the right or left rear cylinder head? Possibly under the rubber driveshaft boot?
 

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Also, what color are the drips?? Coolant or brown oil? I did not put a color for coolant as there are at least 2 it could be, reddish or green for start.
 

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Check/drain the two hoses (plugged with black tabbed plastic) on the left behind the shifter. The hoses are drains for the "tray" of the gas cap, and the Air box (IIRC). The hoses can get "cracked" with age and exposure to heat/sun and can develop a slight "leak" of fluids.
 

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Also, what color are the drips?? Coolant or brown oil? I did not put a color for coolant as there are at least 2 it could be, reddish or green for start.
it's coming dead center of the rear of the engine unit
 

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Also, what color are the drips?? Coolant or brown oil? I did not put a color for coolant as there are at least 2 it could be, reddish or green for start.
it is coolant dripping
 

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Check/drain the two hoses (plugged with black tabbed plastic) on the left behind the shifter. The hoses are drains for the "tray" of the gas cap, and the Air box (IIRC). The hoses can get "cracked" with age and exposure to heat/sun and can develop a slight "leak" of fluids.
I will check that Blu
 

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Have you had the alternator out recently? Maybe the alternator rubber "O" ring was damaged, or not put on at all? They get hard and should be replaced when removing alternator.
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No sir I haven't messed with that
 

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What was you resolution to this issue. I have the same problem on my 98 1500 wing. It leaks dead center of rear of engine after a ride. After a couple days leak is gone.
 

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My friend... I will know tomorrow morning... just finished a ride where I rode 300 miles on the expressway maintaining 75 - 80 mph ... what I'm surmising ... I over filled my reservoir ... I noticed prior to the leak , the reservoir was low ... and yes I poured to much
 

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What was you resolution to this issue. I have the same problem on my 98 1500 wing. It leaks dead center of rear of engine after a ride. After a couple days leak is gone.
What was you resolution to this issue. I have the same problem on my 98 1500 wing. It leaks dead center of rear of engine after a ride. After a couple days leak is gone.
 

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It is the slave clutch that's leaking... I bought a endscope to look under there to see what is what due to me not getting my fat head under there to see ... it is the slave clutch leaking
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Brake fluid.,look how the paint is crinkled from where it leaked.
 

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Is the clutch slave cylinder leaking hydraulic fluid, or coolant then?
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the slave clutch is hydraulic that uses DOT 4 brake fluid .. is leak baffled me till I got a endscope to view what was going on
 

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The give away on slave leaking is,it keeps needing to bled,new fluid added,clutch slipping in hi gear when acceleration.
It’s a PITA to repair,easier if the alternator is removed,there’s a seal into the motor,best to replace it also.
 
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