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I took bike to local shop to fix the crossover coolant leaking problem.. reasonable price.. but he changed his mind ..his mechanic quit. I have seen the how to video 2 of them matter of fact so I guess I give it a try..how many of you have done this?
 

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yes, I recommend doing this work yourself. key tools, dental floss and log needle nose pliers. only problem i had was trying to install the wrong o-rings. on the drawing, there's another o-ring near by that I mistakenly ordered. It has a different profile and wouldn't go in. once I had the right o-rings, piece of cake. good luck!
 

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I'm fixing to do that job on my 1100 spirit.

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One question ...is there any way the tube can slip inside to where you can't get to it?
 

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I don't have that engine but i would do it. Here s a video.
There is another one of the dental floss trick to get the new ring in there.

 

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no, the tube doesn't fall away. it moves just far enough for the o-ring to get past the gap.
 

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Yes @h13man I read that one before I did mine...
It is NOT too harda job todo...
I used a wire I fashioned hooks onto the end to do mine, insteadda the "Floss String"...
 

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My VT600 was leaking there. I replaced the coolant and oddly the leak stopped by itself. I don't have scientific proof that old coolant causes the leak. More likely the bike was angry at its owner or something like that.
 

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Some coolants used to advertise a small amount of stop leak in them but not sure there is any doing that now.
 

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It isn't hard to do if you watch the videos. It is a two person job, though, After I did my VT1100C i also did my DN-01. It uses the same O-rings and tube. It was 10 years old so I figured that I would just take care of them as well.

The ones I took off the Shadow actually were so brittle that they just fell apart. The ones on the DN-01 were still pliable after 10 years, but starting to get stiff so I am glad that I took care of them.

Just take your time and you will be fine.
 

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IF you ain`t got time for doing the job right now, you might can get some added time, by rotating the tube to resesat the seals...
I noticed my Baby has developed this coolant on the case right below the tube...
It has been many years @ around 50,000 miles IIRC since I did the swap, I`ll give rotating it a try before I commit to doing it again @ 164,540+ miles...
It ain`t hard to do,
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OK ..thanks a lot..can't hardly wait to get after it..weather permitting?
 
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