Liquid under my 450??


5 replies to this topic
  • earl69

Posted January 18, 2009 - 07:35 PM

#1

Yesterday I rode and when I put the bike on the trailer I noticed liquid under the bike. The bike had sat for about 20 minutes prior to loading and the track wasn't muddy or anything. Today I went out and noticed a clear oily substance on the very bottom of the rear spring.

Any thoughts?? What are the symptoms of a blown head gasket? Or is it just normal overflow from the radiator.

What does a blown rear spring look like?

I know little to nothing about bike maintenance so any infor would be great.

earl

  • rickallen124

Posted January 18, 2009 - 08:41 PM

#2

Look at the bottom of your shock body and see if it's covered in oil. If so than you have a blown shock seal. Sometimes the breather tube will have a mixture of oil and water(condensation from the cold weather) drip out of it which is normal to find under the bike after it's been ridden hard. It will be a milky/oily color. A clear oily liquid would make me suspect shock fluid and a blown shock seal.

  • PAdaytonaman

Posted January 19, 2009 - 06:02 AM

#3

you should also check where your overflow tubes are routed from the carb and the head. If you overfilled the motor with oil it will purge a bit after/ during a ride.

You could always clean everything off after next ride and blow some talcum powder on the shock to see where the leak is coming from.

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  • earl69

Posted January 19, 2009 - 08:34 AM

#4

Thanks guys.

earl

  • finthat

Posted January 19, 2009 - 08:40 PM

#5

Look at the bottom of your shock body and see if it's covered in oil. If so than you have a blown shock seal. Sometimes the breather tube will have a mixture of oil and water(condensation from the cold weather) drip out of it which is normal to find under the bike after it's been ridden hard. It will be a milky/oily color. A clear oily liquid would make me suspect shock fluid and a blown shock seal.


Can these shocks be rebuilt?

  • grayracer513

Posted January 19, 2009 - 09:30 PM

#6

Can these shocks be rebuilt?

Yes, they can.





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