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michael silva, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  Owner at Mikes Moto Repair
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I have a 2009 Vulcan 1700 with 11K miles on it. I'm leaking

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I have a 2009 Vulcan 1700 with 11K miles on it. I'm leaking antifreeze
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: they are original, could it be a head gasket
JA: What is the model of your '09 motorcycle?
Customer: nomad
JA: Are you fixing your bike yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no thinkin of taking it in
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think that's it.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  michael silva replied 10 months ago.
Where is leak dropping from, can you send pictures for a visual? If not explain best you can.Few things to check, With the motorcycle off and cold. Remove the radiator cap, inspect the cap-inspect spring and rubber surface on cap are not tore. Looking inside the radiator, make sure level is full-if not, add coolant directly to radiator. Reinstall radiator cap.Now the coolant reservoir, besure not to overfill.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Your are no help as i said leaks is from head gasket .thanks last time here
Expert:  michael silva replied 10 months ago.
If it has a blown head gasket, usually runs rough and water will be found in the engine oil.The oil will become foamy and will look like milk chocolate instead of an amber color.
Expert:  michael silva replied 10 months ago.
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.