By September 5, 2009

Apollo has a drip

Went riding with Tomax and Left Turn today. We made our last stop for some coffee, and Left Turn of them says “what’s that leaking on your bike?”

Uh oh.

There is some sort of oil (or oil-like) fluid seeping around one of the hoses on my bike. The leak is very very slow, and we sat at the coffee shop for about thirty minutes and not one drop came loose. Still, Tomax was able to get some on his finger when he touched the area on the hose.

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The sight glass on the bike is full. I am not sure what it could be … I read this post on my FJR forum that discusses a leak near the water pump. I am ashamed to admit I don’t know if this is the same area as on my bike, or where the water pump is. 🙁

For the time being, it doesn’t appear to be serious. I am approaching 5000 miles, so perhaps it would be a good time for the dealer to check him out again anyway.

Stay tuned.

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3 Comments on "Apollo has a drip"

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  1. Hombre Nuevo says:

    It’s a loose case, check all bolts and torque to spec, it’s likely to go away.

  2. Tomax says:

    That hose is probably the water line feeding the water pump. The pump should be the semi-circular housing that the hose runs into. It looks like the large return line (where the leak is) is on the bottom and the feed line to the water jacket is on top….I could be wrong though :P.

  3. Cap'n says:

    That looks an awful lot like a water pump housing it goes into, yes. And if the fluid feels slightly slippery to the touch, that would be a good indication it’s your coolant/water mixture. I like your odds of getting a dealer to get this squared away free of charge, given the mileage and age. Chin up!