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Yes I did a search...but most just said that there a lose clamps where they all meet...or the T
well for those of you that did have those leaking was it constant till you fixed it or just every now and then...I had the infamous green spots on the left side...and one spot up near the front...My mechanic who I truly trust said it might have been that they overfilled it and it just spit some out while I was on a long ride sunday....He said he would check it out, but I know his shop is getting over run right now and I dont want to bother him with bullsh!!t....if that is the case.

Has anyone ever had something like this happen(spots on side chrome) from the coolant level being too high? Ive rode twice since sunday and no spots at all...
 

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your guy could be right , what side did you see the spot ?
and the Clamp posts are 100% correct , give Em all a twist , you may have to pull some covers but it's no big deal for the piece of mind :bigthumbsup:
the Coolnt level should be checked hot by the way
 

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your guy could be right , what side did you see the spot ?
and the Clamp posts are 100% correct , give Em all a twist , you may have to pull some covers but it's no big deal for the piece of mind :bigthumbsup:
the Coolnt level should be checked hot by the way
Its on the left side..and its still under warranty, but these guys have been great and I dont want to be a pain..and Im not that comfy yet with taking apart my 5 month old brand new bike.
 

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I also had this same issue. Had to remove tank,air cleaners,air box,and radiator shroud, and tighten every clamp on the bike.There is a hose between the cylinders that is a bitch to tighten. No more coolant leaks now.
 

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I also had this same issue. Had to remove tank,air cleaners,air box,and radiator shroud, and tighten every clamp on the bike.There is a hose between the cylinders that is a bitch to tighten. No more coolant leaks now.
did it do it continuously or just every now and then?
 

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Mine started dribbling (like 6-8 drops on a ride) between the radiator and the motor. It did it pretty much every ride. Took off the tank and tightened the clamps on the T connector.... no more leak.:bigthumbsup:
 

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Mine started dribbling (like 6-8 drops on a ride) between the radiator and the motor. It did it pretty much every ride. Took off the tank and tightened the clamps on the T connector.... no more leak.:bigthumbsup:
The T connector is the most common problem. Even if it was over filled, it should have gone down the dump tube which drains under the bike. You would not see any coolant on the chrome pieces unless you have a leak. Sometimes tearing it down getting to know your 9 is the best way. Keep cool, no pun intended and ride safe.
 

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I have noticed coolant stains on the left side and on the front of the radiator. I only see them after I run her hard. I'l take a look at the clamps since I have my 9 in pieces right now.
 

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I have noticed coolant stains on the left side and on the front of the radiator. I only see them after I run her hard. I'l take a look at the clamps since I have my 9 in pieces right now.
yeah Im just going to let them take a look at it Tuesday...I have a long ride coming up and dont want any problems..
 

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M109R Radiator Hose Leak

I have found on my M109R with coolant drippings on the left side case comes from inbetween the cylinders where the hose is connected to the rear cylinder head in the diagram (Hose 12) connector 37 clamp, this is a stock clamp with a 6mm head (very small), I have seen several bikes with this problem from the factory after 5-7 thousand miles of vibration.

These clamps leak in between the two cylinder heads and drip down the left side of the bike and appear white or greenish white when drying on the hot engine.

http://www.bikebandit.com/2009-suzu...ulevard-m109r-radiator-hose/o/m18154sch593047

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Hope this helps
 

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Coolant Leaks

I had 4500 miles on my 2012 M109 when "The Leaks" started. I took it to the dealer and they tightened one clamp. Then 300 miles later I had several more. The dealer has had the bike for 6 days now claiming Suzuki wanted pictures because they have never seen anything like this. I see that this is a lie and that Suzuki should have resolve this issue by 2012. Great bike but still has bugs that should have been put to rest by 2012!!!
 

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If it was pushed out from being too full then your coolant overflow bottle should be pretty full. And when that happens it should end up on the ground underneath the bike. Not up on the motor.
 

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This is where mine came from smelt it and saw it running down the left side when bikes on the stand. Loosened the clamp (Pain in the A$$) spun it 180 degrees clockwise to make the head easy access and tightened it good! along with retightening all other clamps...3 days 344 miles later all good!:bigthumbsup:

Also it started to leak and smell after a 1 hr cruise @ 85mph...got 11750 miles on it
 

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I have had mine leak twice. The first one, from the "T". It is located right behind the radiator on the left side. It almost sits on top of the front jug, forward left corner under the frame "neck portion. The second was from the hose in between the jugs on the left side. You can see it where it runs in between. Both will show drips on the left side when on the kickstand. It will only get worse with time as those clamps tend to loosen with the vibration of this bike.
 
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