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I smell coolant

I think I do anyway. 2015 650LT. seems like every time I shut down I get a whif of coolant smell. the level doesn't seem to go down & no visible leaks. anybody have this?

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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I get the occasional whiff of coolant from my 2015, too. It seems to be more at random, though.

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could be they put to much in it like i did on my 08, after the first few longer rides (or times i road it hard) i noticed the coolant smell and a bit coming out of the over flow tube. nothing to really worry about

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I think I do anyway. 2015 650LT. seems like every time I shut down I get a whif of coolant smell. the level doesn't seem to go down & no visible leaks. anybody have this?
Wait till the bike is cold then check coolant in radiator. If their is coolant there and in overflow tank you have nothing to worry about. It is normal for the bike to expel overflow coolant when it gets hot IF you just filled the coolant tank up to the full line.

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haven't touched it in almost 2 years... 5k+ miles

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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Mine has developed a leak from where the radiator hose attaches to the engine on the left hand side, it looks like it's because of a cheapo hose clamp because I thought the clamp was just loose and it was but I tried to tighten it and it broke with very little force. So now I'm looking for a hose clamp and it seems to be a weird size and a narrow one.

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