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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Steamy Situation

I noticed some coolant on the ground underneath the Sprint today, so I investigated. There was some paint coming off the radiator around the inlet and outlet hoses as well as it being moist in that area so I suspected a loose clamp, so I tightened them. I cleaned everything and ran the bike to see if anything leaked. I didn't notice any real leaks, but I noticed a wet spot on the radiator itself and a small amount of steam coming out. Two questions: 1) Could this be the source of my problem and 2) Does this mean the radiator needs to come out? Any advice would be helpful.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:42 PM
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Take it for a ride and get it hot. The fins tend to hold a lot of water as evidenced if you wash the bike and get water in the radiator. Now check for leaks. If you have a hole it will show now its hot.
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