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So I picked up my 2016 XG750 last fall and put about 390KM on it before I put it away for the winter. When I went to take it out of the shed today I noticed the coolant was a bit low and that it looked like some coolant had leaked out of the back head and there was a congregation of droplets around the bottom coolant line. Any thoughts?
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That's a 2016, with only 390 kms on it? ..................... I wouldn't be storing it in a shed then. I keep my 2015 in "indoor, heated" storage and it still looks like new!
That's a lot of "corrosion" for only 1 winter!
Even my 8 year old "Boulevard" still looks brand new

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That's a 2016, with only 390 kms on it? ..................... I wouldn't be storing it in a shed then. I keep my 2015 in "indoor, heated" storage and it still looks like new!
That's a lot of "corrosion" for only 1 winter!
Even my 8 year old "Boulevard" still looks brand new
I guess I'll try to convince my family to let me keep it in the living room next winter. All of that in the picture just washed off. It was sticky dry antifreeze.

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Are you sure that is Anti Freeze?? Reason I ask is, The Harley stuff is Orange. Looks like Dexcool. That stuff forms a Jelly like substance when it dries. Those spots are White. Like the old Green AF of years ago.


My 2015 was low as well. But I never had any leaks. I think it wasn't filled properly. The Radiator Cap is under the Gas tank. And makes it hard to bleed the air out.

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So I picked up my 2016 XG750 last fall and put about 390KM on it before I put it away for the winter. When I went to take it out of the shed today I noticed the coolant was a bit low and that it looked like some coolant had leaked out of the back head and there was a congregation of droplets around the bottom coolant line. Any thoughts?
Wanted to post an update: After seeing the leaks, I called my dealer. The shop manager said a bit of leaking is not unheard of over the winter [on any liquid cooled motorcycle] in our area as it gets very cold here. So I topped it up and committed to keeping an eye on it. With over 5000KM on the bike this summer, the coolant has not gone down at all. So I wanted to post this here as a "Don't Panic" for someone who may see the same signs of leaking after a cold winter in storage.

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