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coolant overflow in 55 degree weather?

So when I woke up this morning I noticed I had a small pool of coolant under my bike. It's obvious it came from the overflow vent tube. But not really sure I understand why. I changed the coolant several months ago. It was 55 degrees when I rode home early this morning. I would have expected this right after I changed it or in much warmer weather. Any thoughts?



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IIRC, If you follow the lines on the overflow it'll be over full. Since you are far enough south, just run water and the bike and you'll likely never notice

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Or maybe if you road it a bit hard just before you parked it you might get a few drops.

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your fine. id be willing to bet all it was, was some residual that got sloshed up into the tube n dripped out. i know that happens to me when im slinging her back n forth in the canyons ill stop and 1 or 2 drips will come out of the tube simply due to it getting sloshed up and in.

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... just run water and the bike and you'll likely never notice

Eh, propylene glycol has some lubrication properties that will keep your water pump living longer than if you just use plain water.

Should at least use coolant for the lubrification - or water wetter or equivalent.

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Always use some glycol... Its anti corrosion and lubercation properties will make for a long living cooling system. I wouldn't go below 25% glycol.

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Sticking with the glycol for sure. No more spots so no biggie.

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your fine. id be willing to bet all it was, was some residual that got sloshed up into the tube n dripped out. i know that happens to me when im slinging her back n forth in the canyons ill stop and 1 or 2 drips will come out of the tube simply due to it getting sloshed up and in.
I agree. It's happened to me several times and there isn't anything wrong other than slosh overflow from what I can tell.

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