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Radiator Overflow Tube Dripping

So I have about 1800 miles on the bike now. The past month or two, I have noticed when I stopped and shut it off, there is a few drops of coolant on the ground when I come back later. I can see it is coming from the overflow tube. I did have the water pump gasket replaced several months ago under warranty as it was leaking. I am not sure if the two are related as I didn't notice it before it was replaced.

The weather is not hot at all, in the 50's and sometimes lower. It's also not after hard riding, just commuting to work and I rarely sit in traffic.

This does not seem normal to me but wondered if others have seen this?


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Check to see if there's too much coolant in the reserve tank.
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Check to see if there's too much coolant in the reserve tank.
I checked that and it's just below the full mark. I looked just after I have gotten off from riding and it's still at that mark and not overflowing.
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That's what it is supposed to do, release the excess fluid, NO WORRY
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I would change the coolant. Clean your cap while you are at it.

Mine did this to, new coolant solved the problem.

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The guys are Right.

Had a scare too last week.
Had droplets of coolant under the V.
Looked under and found coolant that dripped from the overflow pipe.
Siphoned a bit of the coolant from the coolant reserve container.
Kept it now between Low and High mark.
So far, no more coolant overflow.

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