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« on: January 29, 2015, 05:46:20 pm »

...and I saw this:



S, warranty repair, I guess, at 668 miles. Enraging.

Maybe I should've sprung for the BMW R1200RT after all.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 05:58:38 pm »

It's just marking it's territory.


Or it's really pissed (no pun) at you.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 06:02:38 pm »

Check the connectors.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 08:21:15 pm »

What can one say? That is just so infuriating.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 09:36:28 pm »

How much water is mixed with the antifreeze?  Perhaps not enough and it's running a tad warm?
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 09:41:16 pm »

Not good.  Keep us posted on this one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 10:55:48 am »

Hopefully just a clamp.

That rear tire also looks a bit underinflated?

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 12:21:03 pm »

Tough to see this just when my impressions of Triumphs of yesteryear were fading.  Guess that's why I always lean Japanese.  Can't wait for my FJ 09 Smile
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 01:18:40 pm »

Have you found the cause?  Was it a lose hose? Overflow? Worse?


When I first read the thread title, I assumed you were going to say the bike was knocked over when you got back to it.  Thanks goodness it wasn't that.  
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 01:40:13 pm »

Could just be some air in there that needs released.  I remember seeing the same thing with my Tiger 1050 while on a trip to the Dragon a few years ago.  I had recently changed the coolant and had not properly burped the air / topped it off when refilling.  It would mean poor set-up by the dealer, but not a major deal either.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 05:41:33 pm »

I'd bet a stinkin' BMW was parked there before you pulled in...... Bigok
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 05:51:17 pm »

My new Tiger had a few drips of antifreeze after I bought it  Sad.  It was just a hose clamp that could heve been tighter. Fixed it - no problem since.

But it wasn't your Lake Ethylene Glycol. Just a few drops.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 07:10:31 pm »


I'd bet a stinkin' BMW was parked there before you pulled in...... Bigok

Not nice... but funny.

I'm hoping it's just a service bay monkey overfilling the expansion tank on predelivery.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 08:30:25 pm »

Been riding Kawasaki's for over 35 years. Never had a puddle of antifreeze under my bike.

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2015, 08:38:20 pm »

Thirty-five years ago they were air cooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2015, 11:46:12 pm »

Jesus jumping jehosphat, it's a leak not a catastrophic engine failure.       Shit happens.  
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2015, 08:27:16 am »


Been riding Kawasaki's for over 35 years. Never had a puddle of antifreeze under my bike.




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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2015, 11:11:51 am »

Prolly just a clamp.  Shit happens.  Its far better than a final drive.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2015, 04:44:47 pm »

My 2008 Sprint leaked a bit of coolant when it was new.  I found a loose clamp as well.  Hasn't leaked a drop since!
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2015, 05:39:20 pm »

I feel your pain Dale, but you'd have just as many problems with a BMW.  It's either boring and reliable Japanese or exciting and unreliable Euros.  Disagreements to follow...
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