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crfracer96
05-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Bummer, was out getting gas yesterday on my 1198s (7500 miles old), looked down to see water dropplets on the shifter side cowling. Located source to the upper radiator hose where it had been "touching" the fairing right at the top of the open vent area just enough to rub a leak into the hose. Of course, DUCSEA is on it and part coming, but my post here is for you to have a questioning eye toward hose rubbing. Would have been a bad day a long way from home!

Cheers!

crfracer96
05-14-2011, 07:42 PM
Update:

removed fairing and the hose looked fine. So i checked fluid levels and started up. At 150F i found a spray from the top shifter side bracket. Glad im still covered. Think Buz :bowdown:is gonna pick her up early next week to take to the shop...