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earl69

Liquid under my 450??

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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

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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.

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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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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?

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