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Leaking Coolan

My 04 only had 700 miles on it when I bought it before christmas and I've only managed another 200 miles. Today took it for about a 20 minute blast over to a friends house, mostly freeway, but some in town when I got near his house. Outside temp only in the 40's. I noticed that coolant had leaked out of a lower fairing vent on the right side (under the water pump area). When I got home I removed the fairing and it looks like the gasket leaked a little bit. After doing a search it seems that the water pump seals were a problem on the pre-04 bikes. Is there a problem on the new RSVR's too? Or could it be coming from somewhere else?

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The water pump seals on the pre 04 bikes was to do with oil leaking believe it or not, rather than coolant, i'd check the hose clips and make sure the bottle isn't too full, or bleed the system, let it cool down and check the level under the main cap, may have been an air lock? just guessin'

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