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Old 10-06-2015, 08:15 AM
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So I was out riding (fsr 450 07) and my skid plate hit a lump and my bike started blowing out smoke from the top front of bike. Near radiator.
When i got home the radiator was low on water so I topped it up and fired the bike up and let it get hot thinking steam would start coming out but it didn't. I can't see any cracks and nothing it leaking from anywhere.
Any ideas would It could of been?

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Old 10-06-2015, 11:33 AM
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Smoke or steam?
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:49 PM
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Steam sorry
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:25 PM
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Could it be the bike overheated and the overflow pipe discharged onto your hot exhaust or head?
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Old 10-06-2015, 04:40 PM
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Possibly,but it does seem unlikely it would happen perfectly in sync with the skid plate hitting the ground.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:24 PM
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I suppose it was already hot with high pressure and the impact could have helped the radiator cap vent?
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I suppose it was already hot with high pressure and the impact could have helped the radiator cap vent?
This!
I watched my buddy do the exact same thing this year on his Freeride. After some long hard climbing, he cased his bike on a rock and there was a massive steam cloud and liquid on the rock. He was convinced he damaged it badly somehow, but it was just a big burst release of pressure.
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Make sure the bike is hot when checking for leaks.. so there's sufficient pressure built up in side the rad..id a pin hole leak before which caused boiling issues..

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