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Old 12-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Wink antifreeze smell

Just brought home 07 Ktm 990 adventure 21,000 miles first ride and it has a strong smell of antifreeze.
checked antifreeze level it was good, bike ran fine ?
Before I tear into it any ideas?
thanks
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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I smelled the same thing after I drained and flushed my coolant. Seemed to recur for a longer timeframe than was normal; even after repeated heat / cool cycles, and a couple of weeks.
Like you, I continually checked the coolant level, which looked fine, and it finally settled itself.
It bugged me that I never uncovered an explanation, and didn't seem to be losing coolant. Doesn't happen any more.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Just brought home 07 Ktm 990 adventure 21,000 miles first ride and it has a strong smell of antifreeze.
checked antifreeze level it was good, bike ran fine ?
Before I tear into it any ideas?
thanks
Ride it more to get a better picture of what the level is doing, probably just a small leak somewhere. Gotta be if you can smell it unless PO did some work and didn't clean up.
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