Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: waukesha, WI, USA
Re: K1200LT silicone hose installation
This is such a timely thread for me. Took the bike apart (second time since Sept) to find the small coolant leak. Finally found it in the radiator from Beemerboneyard at the top near the seam. They were GREAT and refunded the $ and I held my breath and ordered a left radiator from BMW. While everything is open, I'm replacing hoses to be sure, since 19 year old hoses and 200K miles don't give me much confidence to start the next season.
I have changed every fluid, filter, bled the lines in brakes, clutch, shifter linkage, etc etc. Now, if it wasn't 18 degrees and bunch of salt on the ground, I'd be looking for a ride when the radiator is back on.
Thanks for this forum again-John Z., took me nearly two months to track down the small coolant leak, and looks like while I fixed one, the replacement radiator had another leak! The new cap is a huge help also. Thanks for your trouble-shooting with me.
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