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post #1 of 9 Old 03-21-2015, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Anti-freeze smell from my 07 919

Hi all! Now at the start of this riding season, is everyone ready?
Our riding season in Florida never really ends... just slows down.

But to my question...the last few weeks after a ride, I'm getting the smell
of anti-freeze when I get home and shut the engine off. I have looked, but not found any leaks or wet spots anywhere. Any ideas where it could be coming from? I can find no drips under the bike... I'm stumped.
Thanks in advance guys. Happy Trails this season

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-21-2015, 07:50 AM
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The exhaust. Leaky head gasket. Keep an eye on the coolant tank to see if it is using coolant.

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My 919 usually pukes a little coolant out the over flow at random times ... just a few droplets on the garage floor.

Keep an eye on the ground under the bike, put a piece of cardboard down and see if it drips out during cool down overnight.

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There are also some small hoses to the oil cooler at the front of the engine that can leak and cause the smell, but you will see no drops on the ground as they hit the hot exhaust and vaporize.

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Wolf...I wish. Do I have one listed?

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My 919 usually pukes a little coolant out the over flow at random times ... just a few droplets on the garage floor.

Keep an eye on the ground under the bike, put a piece of cardboard down and see if it drips out during cool down overnight.
I look every time I get off the bike of course"...nada sofar

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Where is the wp weep hole located, ....anyone? I looked using a mirror
but didn't know what i was looking for.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-21-2015, 01:43 PM
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The weep hole is on the water pump housing. I would check your radiator cap and tighten all of the coolant hose clamps. I had to do this when I first got mine. The clamps were very loose and the coolant was burning off slightly.

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