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Just did a track day and I noticed dried coolant on my belly pan. Upon further inspection I noticed the whole front of the engine was covered in dried coolant. I noticed it was leaking out from the black plastic tube that sits behind the headers that runs from the engine block to the water pump cover. I checked the tubing and saw no cracks. The rubber O-Ring also looked perfect. I was wondering if I should just silicone it and call it a day or replace everything .
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May not have been seated correctly, looks can be deceiving, buy a new oring, put a tiny bit of grease on before you install it. I'd caution against messing around with silicone, keep in mind there is a fair bit of pressure involved. Try the correct parts before getting creative

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Thank you for the reply. The bike has 18k miles and this is its first issue. All of the bolts felt tight but I’ll definitely change out that o ring.
 

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If your trying to replace that the easy way. You will need
Set of Allen wrenches to remove side fairings and radiator and oil cooler guard.
8mm socket with a 10 inch extension
Remove bolts holder oil cooler in place. Gently lower the cooler down and towards the front tire. Using the 8mm and extension remove the 3 bolts for the housing and the 1 lower 8mm bolt that holds that hose in place.

Then using dental picks carefully remove old o ring
Reinstall new o ring and reassemble.

Took me about 30 minutes or so.
 

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If your trying to replace that the easy way. You will need
Set of Allen wrenches to remove side fairings and radiator and oil cooler guard.
8mm socket with a 10 inch extension
Remove bolts holder oil cooler in place. Gently lower the cooler down and towards the front tire. Using the 8mm and extension remove the 3 bolts for the housing and the 1 lower 8mm bolt that holds that hose in place.

Then using dental picks carefully remove old o ring
Reinstall new o ring and reassemble.

Took me about 30 minutes or so.
Yea I already have everything off. I’m just going to replace all the other o-rings including the one on the water pump cover and the 2 one the on the tubes that connect to it. Cheap insurance.
 
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