It hasn’t been easy, but then that was kind of the point. The leaking engine on the field-found ’94 Kawasaki Concours seemed like it would never stop dripping, but it finally has. I’ve learned a lot in the process and become familiar with the layout of the bike. The previous owner rode around with the fairing off. The abuse to the bottom end of the engine from road debris cost me an oil cooler. I tried to get it repaired through the metal shop at our school, but it turned out not to be an easy fix. I eventually gave ebay a try purchasing a replacement oil cooler through Pinwall Cycle Parts. I’d highly recommend them. The cooler I got off a ’97 was in fantastic shape, got to me very quickly and cost 1/8th what a new one does. With the bottom end sorted out it’s time to look to the fairings. The bike has been dropped on one side, and the fairings need some TLC. With the fairings sorted the bike should be ready to go come the end of the snows.
That’s a new-to-me oil cooler that works like a charm
The rest of the bottom end has been cleaned up… no drips now.