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Laid her down (again) - slight coolant loss?

So I pull into the garage yesterday after a nice afternoon ride, put my left foot down to extend the kickstand, and SOMEHOW it never makes it and me and bike wind up on our side, about a half inch from nailing my car in the next spot over. It was kind of a controlled drop and I hit the garage floor very gently. I have NO idea how it even happened - completely uneventful docking almost complete, then... FAIL! I had a similar spill months ago when attempting to BACK into the garage. Broke my clutch lever that time. This time it got slightly tweaked but is otherwise fine and fully functional.

The bike started dripping coolant while it was on its side. I had it upright within a couple of minutes, and it continued to drip just slightly for a few minutes, then stopped. Total loss was probably a few tablespoons. My question to you guys is - is this "normal"? Or have I damaged something that needs to be addressed?

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Probably just lost some out of the coolant over-fill tank. I wouldn't worry too much about it...
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if it was coming out the hose at the bottom of the bike once up right, like weljo said just some coolant coming out the overflow from the explanation tank, in just fire it up and let it run till the thermostat opens up and check for leeks but if there are none your good to go

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Yep,
a couple of years ago I had a little crash against a car.
when I stand up the bike there was some coolant fluid on the ground.
So I called a tow truck.
Once I was at home, I checked carefully but there were no damages.

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Dropped mine twice. Both times in the garage. One time taking it off the paddock stand and the other time my wife's CUV was out and I stepped in a pool of A/C condensate. Bent my brake pedal the first time and the shift lever the second. I don't recall spilled coolant after either event but I have had a add a wee bit of coolant last spring. Purchased new in June, 2015 (it's a 2015 model).

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I had this happen to my Ninja 650 along the shoulder of a road. I was concerned too but the mechanic at the shop told me not to worry as weijo wrote.


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Glad you and your bike are safe, better to check your coolant level and top up if necessary.

What happen to you is called RAM Action- Random accesses memory action. Pulling into the garage is something we do always and we are so confident that we forget the physical part of our action and just let our memory act and that's when things start to go wrong. Next time in the garage , stop , relax and say to yourself that your parking your bike. This action will check your physical action against your random actions.

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Glad you and your bike are safe, better to check your coolant level and top up if necessary.

What happen to you is called RAM Action- Random accesses memory action. Pulling into the garage is something we do always and we are so confident that we forget the physical part of our action and just let our memory act and that's when things start to go wrong. Next time in the garage , stop , relax and say to yourself that your parking your bike. This action will check your physical action against your random actions.

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Thanks for posting, and this has happened while riding, mind drifts off to the surrounding scenery , next thing you're almost in the ditch.
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As Fastoman's first language is OTHER THAN English, I just gave his post a "one-letter" reduction, along w/ a "one-letter" change....

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Probably just lost some out of the coolant over-fill tank. I wouldn't worry too much about it...
Yeah, if the bike is dropped the coolant will exit through the overfill tank top nozzle and down the hose onto the ground.
I dropped my V on the left side once when I first bought it a year ago (when I was still getting used to its weight) and the same thing happened.
Once the little bit of coolant that was in the hose finished getting out, everything was fine and dry again and I didn't even need to top it up.
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