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Old 07-07-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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1190 - spots on the garage floor???

Just took delivery if my new 1190 standard on Saturday. Rode it Saturday and yesterday - put the bike away to sleep last night, went to visit it this morning and discovered two spots under the bike. I can't really tell what they are (no obvious smell of oil or gas, etc) and I would describe their location as about under the fuel tank petcocks despite the bike being on its side stand, not the centre stand both spots are equal in size / amount of this mysterious liquid. I pushed the bike forward two feet and went away, came back thirty minutes later and two new spots seem to have appeared. I'll take a much closer look under the bike for anything obvious but can you please share if this happened to anyone else as I've not seen it documented here in orange crush anywhere.

Bike kicks ass apart from this (and the heat under the seat) :)

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:53 AM   #2
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Including myself had to have the gasket replaced on the stator cover. Look on the left side of the bike down low on the bike
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:31 AM   #3
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I have notice some leakage from the breather hoses that come down on the left side of the engine. It was especially noticeable when I was pushing the bike hard in very hot weather.

One line is for fuel - the others are??
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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Air box drain and coolant I believe
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:59 AM   #5
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Don't think the spots are fuel or oil - no real scent to the liquid on the floor. Coolant perhaps? Hmm...
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:05 AM   #6
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Just took delivery if my new 1190 standard on Saturday. Rode it Saturday and yesterday - put the bike away to sleep last night, went to visit it this morning and discovered two spots under the bike.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992043

I rest my case
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:17 AM   #7
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Which case - that the 1190 should be spun out to its own sub-forum in the same way the BMW forums split air cooled vs. liquid cooled or that the 1190 is a piece of shit in your mind?

Either way, it doesn't help me diagnose my new bike experience... :)


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Old 07-07-2014, 07:36 AM   #8
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Which case - that the 1190 should be spun out to its own sub-forum in the same way the BMW forums split air cooled vs. liquid cooled or that the 1190 is a piece of shit in your mind?

Either way, it doesn't help me diagnose my new bike experience... :)
Mate,

It is a leak. If you were near me I'd ride over and help you. I'm serious.

But I think with each bikes individual peculiarities the forum is getting diluted.

After checking all oil and coolant pipes if you find that the cases or another cover was leaking that would be worth reporting. Identifying an tightening up a loose pipe isn't hard.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:53 AM   #9
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check the top radiator hose (left side) mine was loose and would leak a little bit.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #10
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Did you top off the fuel recently?

If the tank was full and you had it parked on the side stand, I think it would be quite common for the tank overflow line to drip a bit. Mine will do that from time to time.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:10 PM   #11
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Hey Alongat - did you get a Unifilter installed? If so, the intake "socks" are so heavily oiled, they can actually drip down the sides of the radiator housing and make a small pool of non-smelling, slightly viscous fluid. If you take off the front/side panels, you can inspect the intake area easily and (if nothing else) eliminate that as the source of the fluid.

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Old 07-07-2014, 01:11 PM   #12
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I have notice some leakage from the breather hoses that come down on the left side of the engine. It was especially noticeable when I was pushing the bike hard in very hot weather.

One line is for fuel - the others are??
The one which is plugged with a bolt is the air box drain. Another drains the catch area outside the filler neck. It should drain only when you overflow the filler neck. The third line is a tank breather line.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #13
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It's definitely coolant - went for a ride today, parked the bike on its side stand in my garage and the same spots appeared. Tastes sweet - that says coolant to me...
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:39 PM   #14
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Rode a demo bike that has been used for what it was designed. Stopped to get some fuel after a lengthy demo ride and a good size puddle of coolant. Good size = 3" diameter

so..... wazzup wit dat
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:52 AM   #15
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Finally crawled under and had a close look - seems that whoever in production or prep was responsible for assembling the radiator hoses neglected to use the correct tool on the lower rad hose - the 5.5mm hose clamp nut seems to be nicely "rounded" by someone tightening it with the wrong tool or slipping. The hose clamp appears to be under tightened and of course now I have no way of tightening it as the bolt head is inconveniently stripped - needle-nose vice grips perhaps...Anyhow, this makes me nervous enough to want to check all other hose clamps, etc.
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