See part 25I have a similar leak on my left side. I tightened up the hose on the Thermostat case. Looking closer, it looks like one of the ears on the thermostat case is broken off. It looks like there are supposed to be two screws (one on each side of the case) holding it in. My bike has been running on just one of the ears. It looks like I need to buy a new Thermostat case. Does anyone have a P/N, it's for a 2003 SV1000s model.
Just got home to find these coolant leaking down the magnetor cover symptoms. I had a look and the connector hose to the cylinder was broken right off.When I have seen this exact thing before it has been coming from the thermostat housing that sits between the cylinders. A couple of the bikes it was just a loose hose at the housing or cylinder. One bike I fixed last year actually was leaking and the joint of the housing. I re surfaced the halves and put on a new rubber gasket that goes around the thermostat and all was good. The housing itself was not very flat from factory or it warped somehow
Bloody hell how did that happen... got any pics..?Just got home to find these coolant leaking down the magnetor cover symptoms. I had a look and the connector hose to the cylinder was broken right off.
Still runs and starts, and as I only ran 5 miles maybe i didnt do too much damage???????
Really only the radiator hose on that side, if its the very front of the motor its either a pin hole in the radiator squirting back, or at worst a head gasket, which i doubt very much...Have noticed a little bit of coolant down the front of the engine & some dripping from the lower fairing. I'll hafta inspect some more, maybe just a clamp coming loose somewhere.