Smoke or steam coming out bottom of bike
Posted July 01, 2016 - 02:40 PM
Posted July 04, 2016 - 06:22 PM
you boiled off your radiator fluid.
this happens when you start a ride with too little fluid, or when slowly climbing hills too much without giving the engine a chance to cool down.
It also happens when stupid people only use water to fill their radiators. Usually a 50/50 mix of radiator coolant and distilled water is used.
If you fill it to the top with 50/50 and keep a good pace riding the trails and it happens again then the head gasket is blown. Don't ride far from home when testing it in case you have to push it home from losing all fluid which can lead to engine seizure.
Posted July 10, 2016 - 02:52 PM
Filled the coolant tank up, 50/50, let the bike run for about 15mins or so, rode it around the block, had noticeably less power. Pulled into my garage, it made a noise and all the coolant drained out.
No smoke this time, but afterwards the coolant tank was filled with a black liquid, doesn't smell like oil or anything