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FYI, Honda has issued a service bulletin on coolant hose leaks, if you are having or had leaks they are replacing the hose clamps on affected units.
 

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I'll have to drop by my dealer to have a look.
Where mine leaked, at the rear cylinder upper coolant junction, the hose clamps aren't the screw down type, they are just spring steel bands. I haven't looked to see if it's leaking from the hose or from the pipe that goes into the head, but hopefully and most likely, it's at the hose. Maybe this bulletin will get rid of the leak.
(it's only leaked once or twice in 3500 miles).
 

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I went to my dealer last week explaining the coolant leak that has happened once or twice. They weren't aware of any service bulletin but said that they'd contact Honda and call me back.
I got a message from the dealer yesterday, the parts for fixing the leak are in and ready for installation.

Thanks for the tip forum !
 

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Just got my Fury (157 Miles) and Just started to noticed that its shifting into 1st hard and the bike seems to run very hot, is this normal? Could I maybe have a coolant leak and just not have noticed?

Anything I should be on the look out for with these symptoms?
 

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Coolant Leak and Loose Driver's Seat.

For those experiencing a coolant leak, you may be interested to learn the following. With approximately 300 miles on my 2010 Fury, a coolant leak developed at the top, forward facing, portion of the rear cylinder. Turns out it was due to a failed "O" ring at the connection of the cooling system's cylinder cross-over hose. My motorcycle was in and out of the shop in half a day, with the work was performed under warranty.

Also, I complained about the 'sloppy' front fit on my driver's seat, as the saddle moved noticably whenever I shifted my riding postion. Honda Canada advised they hadn't received complaints of this nature so couldn't offer a factory 'fix'. My local dealership's service department simply applied a piece of wrap over the forward facing prongs, tightly shrink wrapping everything into place. The prongs now fit snuggly into the forward housing and the seats no longer shifts from side to side. A bit 'Mickey Mouse-ish' but it works. Let's hope the after market manufacturers pick up on this and make their products with a snug and safer fit.

Happy days my friends. :)

Dougie B
 

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Just got my Fury (157 Miles) and Just started to noticed that its shifting into 1st hard and the bike seems to run very hot, is this normal? Could I maybe have a coolant leak and just not have noticed?

Anything I should be on the look out for with these symptoms?
If you've got a coolant leak, you'll see coolant on the bike (dried up greenish spots). I take it that you're not seeing that, so there's probably no leak. There's no temperature gauge, so how do you know that the bike is running hot ?
 

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Just got my Fury (157 Miles) and Just started to noticed that its shifting into 1st hard and the bike seems to run very hot, is this normal? Could I maybe have a coolant leak and just not have noticed?

Anything I should be on the look out for with these symptoms?
The bikes have, sometimes, quirky shifters - there have been some fairly long threads about this which you can find if you search the threads - mine clunks fairly hard into first gear but personally I always liked that; nice heads up from the bike that yer definitely in first gear :)

The motor runs hot imho; also the chopper style seating has you low and more 'behind' the motor than more conventional seating where you're several inches above it; I think more motor heat is essentially a byproduct of the chopper style. The fuel managers seem to drop the engine temp a few degrees but can't say definitively how much. Think 'built-in climate control for cool fall days' :D
 

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Ther is a high coolant temp light .
Right, but Nick Fury didn't say if that light was 'ON' or not, or whether the radiator fan is constantly on or what. Just looking for the evidence...

Hey, I just figured out the 'Nick Fury' reference, yeah, I'm slow... I still associate Nick Fury with Jim Steranko, my favorite Marvel Comics illustrator of all time...
 

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Got my fixed up bike back from the dealer today.
According to them, the service bulletin fix consisted of 6 replacement hose clamps. I peeked at one of them that's visible under the tank. Yep, they spec'd screw-tightened hose clamps in place of the original spring clip ones. Guess the spring clip ones couldn't hold the pressure in extreme cases..
 

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The light never came on but the fans were going. It was just strange, I was riding then all a sudden it started to shift hard and then when going for 5th it was like I hit Neutral. Half way home I noticed my left leg and ankle was real hot like on fire. So when i got home i started looking around the bike and could feel some massive heat coming from near the footpeg/shifter area. The cover right there was so hot it melted my skin when I hit it with my knuckle reaching for my helmet. Is this normal?
 

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only thing that gets that hot is the exhaust.i would check the coolant and if low take it to the dealer.dont take a chance of blowing the engine.
 

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The light never came on but the fans were going. It was just strange, I was riding then all a sudden it started to shift hard and then when going for 5th it was like I hit Neutral. Half way home I noticed my left leg and ankle was real hot like on fire. So when i got home i started looking around the bike and could feel some massive heat coming from near the footpeg/shifter area. The cover right there was so hot it melted my skin when I hit it with my knuckle reaching for my helmet. Is this normal?
Hard to tell from your description.
The left side front alternator cover by the shifter is going to get as hot as the engine oil is, that'd probably be upwards from 200 degreees F. If you're riding with your foot/leg touching that cover, it's going to get hot (can't tell if you're riding like that since I'm not there).
The fan coming on is normal. It would not be normal if it were on all the time, unless you spend most of your time sitting at idle and not moving.
Sometimes hard shifting can be caused by the clutch cable being out of adjustment (too slack).
If you're really concerned, you might check to be sure that the high temp warning light works OK. Then I'd only worry if the light keeps coming on.
YMMV, I'd check all this with the dealer/service who can actually check out the bike...
 

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This is very disappointing for level of quality Honda is known for.

How hard is it to use decent clamps the first time? Seems simple enough to me.
 

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We had the same "O" ring failure. Only problem was getting it diagnosed. Turned the bike in to get the 600 mile service done and the next day noticed the leak. It was a couple of days before I was able to take it back and when we showed up at the dealership they were Closed. As in out of business. They had closed up shop within a few days. So we ended up taking it to FBC in San Diego and the said it was the clamps. They replaced them and I went and picked up the bike. Didn't get 2 miles down the road and I could smell the coolant again. Took it back and thats when they found the "O" ring problem. Other than that I am extremely satisified with the bike. Have been back and forth between San Diego and Yuma several times with it.
 

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had my chrome covers off the cylinders removing the pair valve this weekend and noticed a little dried radiator fluid where a hose connected to metal. honda shops ordering my 6 clamps thru warranty
 
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