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Coolant fizz.... - October 15, 2007, 09:04 AM

So when I was suiting up to bring the bike to work this am, I was standing in the garage, and heard this weird-o hissing noise coming from somewhere around the front end o fmy bike.

I finally determined that is was antifreeze fizzing out of the main heater hose coming off the radiator...

The bike sat in the garage all night; was not yet turned on; no drippage on the floor; it just all of a sudden seemed to start.

Never had this problem before.

Labor Day weekend I flushed and filled the radiator, with an antifreeze/water wetter/ distilled water mix.

Aside from just tightening the hose clamp (which is inexplicable, WHY it would suddenly-after 3 days of sitting in the garage- be loose...), any suggestions?


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October 15, 2007, 09:32 AM

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So when I was suiting up to bring the bike to work this am, I was standing in the garage, and heard this weird-o hissing noise coming from somewhere around the front end o fmy bike.

I finally determined that is was antifreeze fizzing out of the main heater hose coming off the radiator...

The bike sat in the garage all night; was not yet turned on; no drippage on the floor; it just all of a sudden seemed to start.

Never had this problem before.

Labor Day weekend I flushed and filled the radiator, with an antifreeze/water wetter/ distilled water mix.

Aside from just tightening the hose clamp (which is inexplicable, WHY it would suddenly-after 3 days of sitting in the garage- be loose...), any suggestions?
The only thing I can come up with (other than gremlins) is the temps. It has gotten little cold lately and that could have caused the rubber to contract a bit causing the clamp to no longer be tight against it. If tightening the hose fixed it I wouldn't worry about it too much!
Could have been air in the line that worked its way out.

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October 27, 2007, 11:36 AM

ARGH! I just got back from a 2-week business trip, ready to ride this am, and I went into the garage, and there is a big stream of wet running out from under my bike - I checked, and it's definitely the coolant. It's running down the heater hose from the same place it was fizzing before. This JUST happened, because the stream was not there last night! WTF?

I can't get to the hose clamp to tighten it without removing all the fairings... (*%^^%$&^%$$$$%&^*(&^(*!!!!!!!

So much for riding this weekend!


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October 27, 2007, 11:41 AM

Take the radiator cap off and run the bike until the fans kick on. It will open the thermostat. Once the system cycles and the fans kick on turn the bike off and top it off. Might have to do this a couple times.


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