Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Murray Area - SC
What old Joe said,
If an automobile water pump leaks, it just drips into the road. The 1300 has a combination water pump/oil pump inside the oil pan.
The place where you are noticing the coolant "drip" is a weep hole, it is quite normal, maybe better said common to have a small amount/trace of coolant at the weep hole.
However of course if you start to see more and more leaking and actually see your coolant levels drop then you have a bad water pump.
The purpose of the weep hole is just for that reason, should you have the water pump which is in the oil pump fail, the coolant safety drains out of the weep hole instead of inside your oil pan.
With all the above said I am NOT an expert on this issue. I think I MAY have also read that you could get lucky to only need a new O Ring ... Im not sure.
I am sure of one thing, in most cases I would not think to much about it, its common for a little coolant to be there, its another thing if you actually start noticing drip marks under the bike or coolant level going low.
Last edited by alarmguy; 03-17-2015 at 07:11 AM.