2020 Kodiak radiator leak - Yamaha Kodiak 700 Forum
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post #1 of 12 Old 09-16-2019, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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2020 Kodiak radiator leak

Well after about 50 easy miles the radiator in my 2020 Kodiak started to leak. The plastic expansion tanks crimped onto the side if the radiator, lower left corner has come loose. You can push it up and watch it leak, anyone have any issues? Going back to the dealership Wednesday, really starting to regret leaving Suzuki
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-16-2019, 11:06 AM
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Stuff happens, haven’t seen anyone with a factory leak like that. I’ll have to look at mine again as I swear my end caps are aluminum on my 19’

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post #3 of 12 Old 09-16-2019, 05:34 PM
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65 miles on my 2020 and I am losing coolant. I have no obvious leaks ie no coolant on thefloor. When you say left hand side are you looking from the rear or from the front?
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-16-2019, 09:47 PM
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Just checked my rad and the end caps are aluminum. Solid and no sign of leakage.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-17-2019, 09:00 AM
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65 miles on my 2020 and I am losing coolant. I have no obvious leaks ie no coolant on thefloor. When you say left hand side are you looking from the rear or from the front?
They all come with the coolant level in the recovery tank at the low level mark. Also may have been some air in the system. Have you added coolant to the recovery tank, and if so, is the level dropping.
My 2019 was at the low mark when I got it. I filled the recovery tank to the high mark. Still at the same level now with 200 miles on it.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-17-2019, 09:43 AM
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I filled it once expecting that to be it, rode it for about five miles doing some chores and found the reservoir to be almost empty. No obvious leaks so I will fill it again and watch it.
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I filled it once expecting that to be it, rode it for about five miles doing some chores and found the reservoir to be almost empty. No obvious leaks so I will fill it again and watch it.
Have you actually checked the level in the radiator?

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-17-2019, 02:29 PM
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Yes it was full.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-18-2019, 08:06 AM
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Yes it was full.
You may want to attach a small clear bottle to your water pump bearing seal weep hose and monitor that for a while. It is possible that the seal on the water pump could be bad.
I put one on mine just to keep an eye on it.

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-18-2019, 02:37 PM
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Rode the bike again last nite and the coolant level seems to have stabilized.
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