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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 6th, 2011, 7:22 pm Thread Starter
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Smoke/Antifreeze leak

Well I got home from a nice 180 mile ride, shut off the engine, and noticed smoke bellowing from the area separating the front seat and back seat and then noticed antifreeze leaking onto the floor ( a few ounces probably). I didn't notice any overheating issues and upon inspection of the reservoir, it appears I still have a good coolant level.

I started the bike again and noticed no leaks after it ran a few minutes and shut it off. Engine was not running hot at that time. I did notice what appears to be a drip line running on the back side of the radiator reservoir.

Do those radiator reservoirs get cracks or leaks in them? I'm hoping I do not have a serious repair issue here.

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Re: Smoke/Antifreeze leak

Have you added any fluid? Could it been overfilled?

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Re: Smoke/Antifreeze leak

there is a small hose from the radiator fill neck to the reservoir. It might have a leak in it. That is my guess anyway...

I had mine off a few days ago, when I was changing the coolant. And I thought at the time, that little hose looks like it could be a problem if it wanted to be. On the good side, If it is that hose, it would not be a big deal to change it

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Re: Smoke/Antifreeze leak

I have not added any antifreeze. I'll take a look at that hose. Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Smoke/Antifreeze leak

Open the left case and look at the coolant level window. Many people overfill the system because they are unaware the window is there.


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