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Can I ride home with a cracked radiator?

Rode to work today and when I parked coolant started pouring out of the bottom. I'm assuming it's cracked although it could be a hose. Too hot to tell at the moment.

Unfortunately, I don't have any tools with me and I'm in work clothes.

Is it safe to ride home? Really don't want to leave my bike in the parking lot and unable to fix it until I get it home.

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No. You'll lose to much antifreeze as it cools. It's under pressure like your car.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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As the man said.....NO.

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No. You will overheat and damage the engine. Pay for a tow.

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Is it from the radiator or the overflow?

No if it's from the radiator.

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Put pepper and water in it and ride it like you stole it!

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