675 Coolant Leak / Help

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  1. Michael675r

    Michael675r New Member

    Jan 1, 2020
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    Happy new year all!

    I have a 2016 street triple R and it's been a blast so far. However, I've noticed two leaks, the first time looked like oil (this was after a service, about two months ago, I assumed they may have over-filled slightly and I kept my eye on it all good). The second time about half hour ago, I parked it on my drive and it farted out a nice bit of coolant (about 20-30ml I estimate). I gave a quick look and now I'm worried because there seem to be 3 exposed pipes and I'm not entirely sure whats happened here. I know there is supposed to be an overflow, but I'm uncertain about the other two and pooing my pants a little bit.

    If anyone could shed some light it would be a huge help, the manual doesn't seem to have a breakdown of the underside where I took the pic. Please excuse the dirt, I just came back from a ride. :D

    Cheers,
    Mike

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  2. Sprinter

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    Thats not a leak its a system working as it should.Happy New year.
     
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  3. Yorkshireman

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    One of those pipes will be from the fuel filler neck, one from the airbox and the other from the coolant system I THINK, don’t quote me, I had a Speed triple , not a 675 but most bikes have a similar set up. I agree with what DD has said, should be ok.

    Oh, and there’s more than one rides worth of muck on there fella:D
    Welcome.
     
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  4. Michael675r

    Michael675r New Member

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    Thank you all for the replies, going to sleep a bit easier now :laughing:

    Thanks! I appreciate the welcome. Hopefully I learn a bit more about my bike along the way!
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Yes the peeps have answered your question. The one with the coolant will sweat a little and if the expansion chamber is very full it will lose a little or expel the overflow. The other two are just breathers.. Welcome to the family by the way. And do hit the upload a file button bottom right corner and let the inmates see the steed.
    Happy new Year and sleep tight.
    Joe.
     
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  6. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    One pipe leads to your coolant expansion tank as an overflow, if it's chucked out a lot, check the coolant in the expansion tank, if low, top it up. Then check the level in the radiator, if the filler cap has failed, the coolant gets too hot, boils and expands and gets spat out of the overflow tube...but air may get into the radiyso it is important to check there too

    The other pipes leads to the fuel tank, one is an overflow for when you squeeze that last drop in, then you close the cap and the excess dribbles out the overflow
    The last pipe also leads to the tank but as a breather, to replace air in the tank as fuel gets used. If your bike starts spluttering and stalling and you suspect fuel starvation, the expansion pipe is the one to check in case it has got pinched after working on the bike or dirt has got inside and blocked it
     
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