Coolant Leak - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Silencer69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ft Dix, NJ
Year/Make/Model: 2005 kawasaki Vulcan 2000 limited
Displacement/CC's: 2053
Color: Red/Black ("Black Cherry")
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Garage
Coolant Leak

Got the big girl out for the first ride in about three weeks yesterday, and cut it short after only about ten miles, when I noticed coolant leaking from several places on the rear jug. (left side bottom of head where it meets crankcase, top of head around "support rod" bolt) I immediately turned for home, got it parked. I haven't torn anything down yet, but figured I'd pick everyone's brains before I start taking her apart.
Silencer69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2018, 09:04 AM
BOTM Winner
April 2016

 
rocnrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: calgary alberta
Gender: Male
Posts: 424
It's not uncommon for them to leak at the hose connections. The hose clamps need to be tightened up. I got to work one day to a mess like that

Sent from my BBD100-2 using Tapatalk

sometimes you're the windshield.... sometimes you're the bug!
rocnrol is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-07-2018, 08:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Alberta
Year/Make/Model: 2007 V2K
Displacement/CC's: 2000
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 68
Agree with Rocnrol, noticed antifreeze behind rear jug, turned out to be loose hose clamps.
River is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2018, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Silencer69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ft Dix, NJ
Year/Make/Model: 2005 kawasaki Vulcan 2000 limited
Displacement/CC's: 2053
Color: Red/Black ("Black Cherry")
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
Garage
It turned out to be a double issue. ALL of the hose clamps were loose, and it was leaking from the connector between the jugs...plus my fan had stopped working. new thermal switch, tested relays as per manual, still wouldn't come on. Finally gave up and wired in a manual switch to turn on when riding.
Silencer69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No coolant out the coolant drain plug?!?! WildMan Vulcan 800 21 12-16-2013 11:35 AM
mysterious possible coolant leak ride4fun Vulcan 900 0 09-18-2009 04:29 PM
Coolant Leak lousono Engine Work 0 09-04-2009 08:45 AM
Coolant Leak? TIMMJAXX Vulcan 900 0 05-09-2009 09:54 PM
Coolant Leak at 7800 miles? fhukenmoven Vulcan 500 0 04-20-2009 07:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome