weep or not to weep
Posted April 11, 2010 - 02:06 PM
Posted April 12, 2010 - 06:18 AM
Good to see a fellow newf on here. My 08 does it from time to time. I bought a new bearing and seals but have not installed it yet. Had it sitting there for over a year now. Ifind it only drips a tiny bit if i kick her over a lot if shes been sitting a while ( my battery is shot). but its so tiny and my coolant level has hardly went down.
Posted April 12, 2010 - 08:01 AM
Over the winter i noticed coolant pooling in the bottom of my skid plate but since the temps warmed up there hasn't been any coolant coming from the weep hole. The only time i noticed cool weeping was temps below 0 degrees Fahrenheitant. What do you think i should do, go ahead and change the seals or leave them tell i notice it weeping again?
The sub-zero temps might have had something to do with it, the rubber seal might have been too stiff to keep the coolant from passing through. Ride it again and see if it keeps on dripping, if it does then go ahead and change the seals, they're quite easy to change.
Posted April 12, 2010 - 08:33 AM
I would not try to reuse the bearing, as all of the force pushes on the middle of the bearing as you try to get it out. If you peen the races, it could put a lot of trash in the engine.
Posted April 12, 2010 - 10:56 AM
If your bike has lots of miles it probably needs replacing, mine did at about 6000km's. But if it's low mileage it's probably the cold.