Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Hello Fellow Bikers,
My wife and I came back from a short ride and decided to clean our 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad because it was a dusty road trip...While in the process I discovered dried coolant on the left hand side of the engine and down into the frame... It wasn't there when we left... I immediately removed the side cover to check fluid level and the level was midway between the high and low marks which I concluded was reasonable... It was still early afternnoon so I decided to take it to my local dealer and have Sam the head mechanic check to see where it was coming from, somewhere from atop of the engine...He was unable to determine where the leak came from wiothout removing the tank and being the busiest time of the year asked me to leave it with him and if he had some spare time he would jump right on it...That was Thursday April 28th, 2016... He called several days later and explained that the small rad hoses were both leaking and in need of replacement, however the one hose was back ordered and had no idea when it would arrive...I hoped it would be ready for friday May 13th, becaused that is one of the biggest bike gatherings in southern Ontario and both my wife and I were looking forward to the trip...Well life is full of disappointments... Anyway it was scheduled to be in the shop this coming week for a full rad flush and new anti-freeze because I had purchased the bike used and over the course of the winter I had cleaned the breather, changed the plugs, oil and filter and cleaned the other oil screen so as to have a baseline for a maintenace preventative maintenance schedule... Hoping all the other minor fluid changes go smoothly this season... Just needed an ear or two to rag on... Thanks for listening...