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Old 17-05-20, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Curvy antifreeze leak

Put a new battery in my 2002 sv650s.
Been sitting for 10 months since I got hit by a car.
Fired right up, ran fine , rode about 5 miles and when I got back antifreeze was dripping from the left side case cover.
What's leaking???
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Old 17-05-20, 07:42 PM   #2
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Either a coolant pipe has perished or split, or possibly the clout by the cart has dislodge a pipe from its union. Or you may have a radiator leak.

Can you clean and dry the whole area and dust it with talcum powder Bill? That should give you some idea about where it's coming from.
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Old 17-05-20, 07:48 PM   #3
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If you need a radiator I've got one in my garage.

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Either a coolant pipe has perished or split, or possibly the clout by the cart has dislodge a pipe from its union. Or you may have a radiator leak.

Can you clean and dry the whole area and dust it with talcum powder Bill? That should give you some idea about where it's coming from.


Thanks Gary !
Yes, Leaking from the union on the front cyl.
I'll get a new one and an o-ring and a new pipe for good measure while I have it off.
Crusty looking bolt holding it down. 🙄
Hopefully soaking it with penetrating oil for a few days prior will help.
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Old 17-05-20, 09:20 PM   #5
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Excellent, easy fix hopefully. Let us know how you get on. Pictures maybe for those who've not had to deal with anything like this before?
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I'm looking for a radiator, what's the condition of the radiator you have and how much do you want for it?

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I'll PM so we don't hijack the thread.

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