Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Front Cylinder Head Gushing Coolant
Well, it's finally happened.
At 193500 kilometers, the old Vee has experienced a, shall we say, potentially catastrophic failure.
Arriving home in the dark after a 45-minute highway commute this evening, I pulled up to my gate and thought, "What's that smell?" Then I noticed the cloud of steam rising up around me, illuminated by the cold glow of my LED headlights.
I opened up the gate and rode it into the shop and it's leaving a trail of coolant all the way in.
I'm thinking, "I hope it's just a hose worked loose," but no such luck. It's the front cylinder where it meets the engine case. I suppose I can count myself lucky it let go just as I was arriving home.
Who out there has done this job? What kind of project am I looking at? How far into the belly of the beast do I have to go?
DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.