Just put a new (after-market) rad on me bird (2001), which has vastly improved the cooling cycle.
Noticed yesterday that I had coolant leaking from the pipe that connects the rad to the reserve tank (I think this is the vacuum pipe). This has been caused by the metal tube from the rad sticking further outwards than the original, which is now rubbing on the inside of the fairing. Anyway, the rubber pipe is old and now split, which I'll be replacing.
I reckon that I could simply hack about 1 inch from the tube and that should solve the problem. HOWEVER, this would mean losing the 'burred over' end which may lead to an insecure fit; is this pipe under pressure? Doesn't seem to be, but not sure.
PS. Does anyone happen to know the internal diameter of this pipe, so I can get it ordered today?
As always, thanks in advance.