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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am Thread Starter
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Coolant leak after Desmo service

Hi recently had my Desmo service performed now I have antifreeze leaking from somewhere. Does anyone know what hoses if any for me to check? I have tightened all the ones I can see without taking plastic off.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2019, 6:53 am Thread Starter
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I am about 3 hours from the dealer and would like to fix this myself.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2019, 7:41 am
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Check the drain plug at the pump, the morons at Moto Fit forgot to tighten mine and also forgot to put the reservoir cap back on.
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Call the dealership, apprise them of the situation before you start turning wrenches. Ask them if they have any ideas where the leak could be, the tech might know. Doesn't mean they'll tell you, but it's worth a shot. If you don't tell the service department what's going on before you open the bike, they'll likely not be interested in helping if you can't fix it yourself.

Three hours is a long way to go for a service takeback, so I can understand your desire to avoid that trip.
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I will also add that it may be a mistake on the mechanics part and both the dealer and mechanic needs to know this or they will never get better. Or it may be something unrelated to what they did and it is bad timing but they should be willing to show you what happened either way. Mechanic/owners need to have trust as mistakes do happen and both want zero issues. If the shop has a bad mechanic they need to know so they can fix the problem one way or the other. Having employees is one of the best /worst things in a motorcycle shop, I have had to fire mechanics plenty but it is always done after looking at the facts first.

You also may find the shop/mechanic may help with the 3 hour trip. I once made a mistake on a monster timing belt and picked the bike up and delivered it 4 states away at no cost to the owner as it was clearly my mistake. Good shops are out there this is one of those times you get to discover what you have, give them the call and see what they say.
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You have to take the radiator off for that service. I always disconnect the hoses where they attach to the radiator when doing so. I would imagine the shop did the same. Try to tighten these two points.

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I tracked it down to a leaking reservoir. I have a new one on order.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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Here is a pic of the reservoir.
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