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superpimp 03-17-2013 01:27 PM

SE leaking radiator cap
 
Hi guys,

Long story short, bike was on side stand today then i put it up straight and the entire overflow coolant bottle gushed on the ground by the top of the radiator cap ( where the tube connect to some sort of flimsy elbow ).

That elbow or whatever it is , is super loose you can press on it with your finger and see it move.

Is there any aftermarket caps better than this? :huh
This is the most ridiculous radiator cap i have ever saw.

Thanks for any info.
Dan

pfdskipper 03-17-2013 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by superpimp (Post 20969066)
Hi guys,

Long story short, bike was on side stand today then i put it up straight and the entire overflow coolant bottle gushed on the ground by the top of the radiator cap ( where the tube connect to some sort of flimsy elbow ).

That elbow or whatever it is , is super loose you can press on it with your finger and see it move.

Is there any aftermarket caps better than this? :huh
This is the most ridiculous radiator cap i have ever saw.

Thanks for any info.
Dan

No worries, the elbow does move around normally. The radiator caps have been known to develop issues. Take the cap off and clean any grease/grime that may have accumulated. Make sure that the hose enters the cap correctly. Make sure to burp the system as documented in the "HOW" section.

If you still have an issue, Replacement caps are pretty cheap and a good part to have an extra one of lying around. I replaced mine at 10K. Miles.

Munn Racing is a great source. (munnracing.com)

All in all, a small issue to deal with when compared to the enjoyment factor of the ride!!

outbackflyer 03-17-2013 05:33 PM

SE cap issues
 
Dan, The elbow, (and its position) is a design fault and a critical week point , as if it gets a hit from a wayward stick in the bush, or your Safari tank takes a side hit and flexes onto it, you may dislodge it or break it off , its frustrating that they made such an awsome bike and fell short on such a simple design oversight,among others, (i loved my SE and should not have sold it).
Check that the O ring that seals the swivelling 90 Deg elbow is not disrupted from its groove, and - as mentioned, no grime is upsetting its position.
Cheers John.

superpimp 03-17-2013 06:13 PM

Thanks for the info guys will do just that.
Will pop off the cap and check inside if there is anything weird inside.
If not will order a new cap...


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