Kat

So my bike has started leaking coolant. It’s done less the 7000ks I got it with about 4800ks on the clock. Rang local Brisbane Indian dealer but they are booked till close. Rang a team moto dealer they suggested just under a two week wait. Rang another team moto just under a week wait but neither have any Indian parts in stock. Both told me they would have to order parts from the Brisbane Indian dealership. However the Indian dealership told me they carnt even get parts anymore.  

So I am hopefully off to a local Harley focused mechanic tomorrow to see if it’s something simple they can fix.   

Still haven’t figured out my gear changing issues but the guy at Indian said a service may help fix it. Something to do with oils. Not sure how.

Here’s hope’n it’s all simple.

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Dr.Shifty
It depends on where the coolant is leaking from whether it needs parts or not. If it's a hose clamp that's come loose it's an easy fix. I think there were some coolant leaks from the water pump that only required the bolts to be tightened, once again an easy fix. It's unlikely to be a failed pump at such low kms.

Keep an eye on the coolant level. If it drops too far the Scout can get an air lock somewhere under the tank and it's a pain to get it flushed properly.

Some people find a change to a different oil can make a gearbox happier. Indian uses a blended synthetic and going to a full synthetic sometimes makes a difference.
Cheers, Kim.

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damienpearse
My scout had a leak from the stator seal, on the left side near the gear linkage. 
Its over $1000 to replace, but the mechanic taped it inside and out instead.
No help from Indian.
Screenshot_2020-07-18 She's a leaking .jpg 
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Kat

Ouch Damienpearse 

I hope that’s not my issue. Currently the bike is at a mechanics that mostly deal with Harleys. However it was the only one that I could get it to that could see it in under two weeks. 

I am hope’n they do the right thing by me. As I have no idea how good or bad they are. 

My other issue is parts. If it does require any parts it’s looking like a two week wait. Given the bike is my daily rider to and from work I am getting a little nervous. 

Hope the repair with the tape is working for your bike. 


My scout had a leak from the stator seal, on the left side near the gear linkage. 
Its over $1000 to replace, but the mechanic taped it inside and out instead.
No help from Indian.
Screenshot_2020-07-18 She's a leaking .jpg 

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damienpearse
Kat wrote:

Ouch Damienpearse 

I hope that’s not my issue. Currently the bike is at a mechanics that mostly deal with Harleys. However it was the only one that I could get it to that could see it in under two weeks. 

I am hope’n they do the right thing by me. As I have no idea how good or bad they are. 

My other issue is parts. If it does require any parts it’s looking like a two week wait. Given the bike is my daily rider to and from work I am getting a little nervous. 

Hope the repair with the tape is working for your bike. 

 


Thanks Kat, still going ok
I sort of hope that's all it is for you.
It was done by Indian, and in less than an day, so they must be confident it will fix it.
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Dr.Shifty
The oil leak from the stator plug is not uncommon. There was a fix a few weeks ago on the international forum where the owner lifted the cable a bit and stuck a small piece of something under the cable and sat it on the protrusion where the gear shifter enters. Once the angle had changed the leak stopped. His take on it was that the cable was too short and pulling a touch more than the seal could cope with.
Cheers, Kim.

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Nooscout
I had the same oil weep from the stator cable grommet at 57,000ks. It is engine oil and has no connection to coolant. The leak was actually between the grommet and the casing, not from the cable itself (same as in damianpearse pic).My fix, instead of pulling it all apart I used a very small screwdriver and solvent soaked cloth to get in as far as i could penetrate the space between the grommet and the casing to clean out all traces of oil. I then forced high oil resistant automotive black silicon into the space (from Supercheap Auto). Left it 24hours before using. It has been OK for 12 months now.
As for the oil in the gearbox. Scouts use only Indian15w60 JASO MA full synthetic. The only oil you should use, as recommended by Polaris. Do not use semi synthetic in your Scout.
In an emergency, I have used Penrite 10w60 full synthetic motorcycle oil (same specs as Indian , just not exactly the same weight.) Do not use Penrite HPR15. It is not suitable for motorcycle wet clutches.
I do not know of any other brands that meet the Indian specs, that are available in Australia.
I change my oil and filter every 8,000ks, myself. (I no longer trust many others with my servicing. You do not seem to get what you are paying for). As I no longer live close to an Indian dealer.
Lou.
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Kat

So I got my bike back from the mechanic. They put my new saddle bags on and fixed the coolant leak. They said it was from a house near the radiator. Apparently the clamp on it was weak and rubbish to begin with so they have replaced it with a better clamp. I took it for my usual run to and from work yesterday and no sign of the leak. 

With the k’s I am putting on the bike. It will need a service soon. After seeing some of your post about the seal and oil and I not sure what the best option is going to be in regards to service. Might talk to the mechanic I have just been to about oils and such and getting the Indian spec stuff in. 

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Dr.Shifty
The guy's fix I was talking about didn't say the leak was around the cable, but that the cable pulled on the grommet and unsettled it. I might not have explained it well enough.

Stator 02.jpg


From here
https://www.indianmotorcycles.net/threads/low-tech-help-for-stator-grommet-leak-maybe-fingers-crossed.330459/#post-3420156
Cheers, Kim.

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