I ordered a new radiator cap just to be on the safe side. What could it hurt?
In the meantime I found the coolant leak and you would not believe where. If you go back to the PDF picture I posted you can see the billet stator cover. There is a 2" long scratch in the "R" on the cover. You can't see it in the picture, and I cannot even get a fingernail into it, but this is where it is leaking. There seams to be a stress fracture in the cover.
This cover came on the bike when I bought it. I got to looking and found that the only place it is sold is on EBAY by some company in China. There is no manufacturer other that the "GSXR" engraving. The price is between $26-69 depending on who is selling it. The seller states it is made from "high quality aluminum" i.e: recycled aluminum that has not been stress relieved. I imagine the hot/cold cycles of my bike caused this crack. Tell your friends not to buy this crap product.
I thought there was only oil behind the cover, but it seems there must a coolant vane as well.
Now do I take off the cover and weld a bead over it, or do I drop $150-200 for a cover? I am a cheapskate, so you know my answer.
thanks for the help kanswich
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