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  • Offline louping77   fr

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    leaking fluid
    on: Aug 27, 2019, 12.36 pm
    Aug 27, 2019, 12.36 pm
    hi all
    im from France , near Disneyland to you to located..
    last week end after a trip to north beach of France
    i saw a leaking fluid about 1 minute ago
    im sure it is not break , clutch or coolant
    the bike was on lateral stand, and engine off
    let me know please if somebody meet the same chose
    thx so much
    cheers
    j-claude

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2019, 05.48 pm
    Aug 27, 2019, 05.48 pm
    If you are SURE it is not Brake, Clutch or Coolant fluid,
    then maybe it is Petrol ? - Did you just fill the tank to the brim,
    amd it then expanded in the heat while parked causing it to overflow ?

    What colour was the fluid ?

    What did it smell like ?

    What did it feel like ?

    Where was the leak noticed in relation to the bike ?



    Last Edit: Jan 07, 2020, 06.29 pm by Coconut

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #2 on: Aug 27, 2019, 06.57 pm
    Aug 27, 2019, 06.57 pm
    hi
    it doesn t smell gazoline..
    it seems to a mix of oïl and water but bit greasy...
    and very short time 20190825 120858

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2019, 06.59 pm
    Aug 27, 2019, 06.59 pm

    this is a picture about the leaked stain

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2019, 07.11 pm
    Aug 27, 2019, 07.11 pm
    I would guess coolant.

    When the engine has cooled down - check the level in the Expansion Tank bottle
    ( inside the front wheel arch ), which shoudl be bewteen the "Minimum" and "Maximum" marks.

    If overfilled, then when the engine is switched off, the Cooling Fans stop,
    and there is no airflow over the Radiator so the coolant continues to absorb heat
    from the engine, and can expand enough to overflow - the overflow pipe is routed down to
    just inboard of the left footrest position - from your Photo it looks like that is where the
    fluid on the gorund started from.

    Another cause of the Coolant overlowing unexpectedly is a faulty Radiator Cap -
    as reported by other Trophy Forum Members, or a loose Hose :

    Link : Coolant Leak.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 07, 2020, 06.29 pm by Coconut

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #5 on: Aug 28, 2019, 09.47 am
    Aug 28, 2019, 09.47 am
    Hi coconut
    i will check about cap or hose, and also coolant level , when i be back home( after 150 kms)
    i detect any default light on board..and no leak anymore.
    Because i will install crash bar R&G the entire bike skin should be remove
    at this point ,it is easier to check clearly coolant parts
    if something wrong ill take pictures
    thx so much for helpfull
    cheers

    j-claude

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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #6 on: Aug 28, 2019, 01.40 pm
    Aug 28, 2019, 01.40 pm
    One Forum member “thought” they had a Coolant Leak
    but later found it was an animal that had urinated over the bike !  :005:



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    Re: leaking fluid
    Reply #7 on: Aug 28, 2019, 06.18 pm
    Aug 28, 2019, 06.18 pm
    So moral of the story is taste it first 😛
    Various bikes, then I grew up !
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