soooooo i jinxed myself because literally two days after reading this thread while cruising around the forums, I noticed coolant streaks down the right side of my bike when I got to work. Turns out it was leaking from the radiator cap, however, the cap did not fail, turns out the flange was slightly bent. So it was probably like this from day 1 on the showroom and done during production or assembly. The coolant was running down the inside of the fairing and eventually got bad enough to where it hit the body seam and then was blown out and back when at speed.
My riding season just died =(. From the looks of the forecast it will be too cold and wintry (see my "thermal limit" thread") to ride anymore. Here's to a short winter.
2005 YAMAHA ROADSTAR SILVERADO
2002 BUELL M2 CYCLONE
2003 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT