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So i have a 85 1200 madura and last week while driving it started to make a noise and the temp started to rise never got up to red but she shut off in traffic i started the bike up and pulled into a parking lot where i noticed the base oil was leaking fr the bottom somewhere and the antifreeze mixed with the base my question is how hard a job is it to teplace the head gaskets do i have to remove motor also i was thinking the water pump may have been the problem any ideas
 

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If the engine got hot enough to warp the head, it could be an issue with the water pump.

I would check the oil in the crankcase first to see if it is contaminated by coolant. Also check to see where the leak is coming from exactly.

I'm not sure if the engine has to be removed to remove the head on that model. Checking the service manual would be the quickest way to find out.
 
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