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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question A month in...

So I got me a 250 with 3.5 Km on the clock and it's been everything I had hoped and more.

Parking in Taipei is horrible and so I have a small dent in the tank which is annoying, but minor.

I took it in for an oil change and general once over at 4,000 Km, and I've put just shy of 1500 Km with commuting and weekend jaunts including two mountain climbs.

Abywas, I got back for a fairly decent ride yesterday evening (180 Km on some fun open road) and smoke was pouring off the radiator.

I had smoke from engines in cars when I was a a lot younger, and I blew an engine once (radiator cap was missing). I was wondering if I'm being an overly concerned parent, or if I have an emergency on my hands?

Smoke from top down:


Suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 05:31 PM
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Is that coolant leaking? How is ur coolant level?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 12:55 AM
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Nice bike, I always wanted the green color.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 07:49 AM
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you need to check the coolant levels. Seems obvious, but my guess is that there's a leak somewhere in the radiator hose(s).

Shouldn't cost too much to get fixed or replaced, especially in that part of the world lol.

It's definitely something to be concerned about. Any time anything is leaking, you should freak out and find out what's going on and where the leak is coming from.

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What did it turn out to be? Just curious.
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