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I noticed last night a small coolant leak on the left side of the engine. It looks like a little freeze/drain plug is leaking in the valley between the cylinder heads. I remember someone else having a coolant leak and wondered if anyone else had this problem.
 
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While working on my suspension set up (swapping the dogbone with an adjustable) I discovered this
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Definitely coolant. Just a dribble. It has been very cold here. Although last Sunday it was warm enough that I was able to put a good 200 miles on her. My 600 mile mntc is due so when I am up there I'll inquire about this and see if it's an issue or an expected situation.

To me it looks like the small bolts need to be tightened.
 

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Wow, first starting issues, then oil leaks, now possibly coolant leaks? Definitely have the dealer check over our bikes completely! Well, I'm expecting the worst, and hoping for the best!
 

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While working on my suspension set up (swapping the dogbone with an adjustable) I discovered this
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Definitely coolant. Just a dribble. It has been very cold here. Although last Sunday it was warm enough that I was able to put a good 200 miles on her. My 600 mile mntc is due so when I am up there I'll inquire about this and see if it's an issue or an expected situation.

To me it looks like the small bolts need to be tightened.
That's exactly where mine is leaking. It's at the dealer right now and they are looking at it.
 

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Hope to get my bike Tuesday and talk to them.
 

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Took mine in for its 600 mile check up and asked about this. The official word from the mechanic is that it's normal behavior. Once the engine goes thru multiple heat cycles the weep plugs will 'cure' (for lack of a better word). A few dribbles within the first 1000 miles or so is normal.

Certainly I'll take her back in if it continues. But so far, everything checks out.


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Just had the same problem after 150 miles. Mines is leaking, but not a lot, only a few spots on my garage floor. I don't see it being too big an issue saying its so little, so again going to wait until my 600 mile service and get things tightened up.


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The tech told me not to worry about it, it would stop leaking on it's own. The culprit was a little plug going into the block. Since I've gotten it back it hasn't leaked although I've only put an additional 75 miles on the bike.
 

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My coolant leak was a loose, very loose, hose clamp and it was dripping down into the area where you guys posted pics of. I had to remove and tighten the clamp twice to stop the leak (I didn't want to over tighten the 1st time).
 

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I had the worst case scenario, just fyi, mine was the thermostat faulty. It happened on my first ride and after about 150kms, my coolant temperature kept going up until 120 c. I had a few stops to cool down and when i reached home i heard a boiling water sound. The next day i had the dealer checked and the coolant was empty and there was no leakage found. Basically the faulty thermostat had dried out the coolant.

P.s: it was 2 a.m in the morning... The air temp was around 24 degrees celcius.
 

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I too have a leak, onto the bottom of the fairing, has been leaking onto my garage floor post ride. Appears to be a loose top lower radiator hose (although the hose lower is not wet) am waiting to go for another good ride to get it at temp for another look.
 

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Ok so yesterday I got to my house and my 899 pee'ed coolant and I took it in and they said that the system had to much coolant in the system. So I took it home and guess what pee'ed all over again what should I do?
 

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Sounds like too much in the reservoir. If there is too much, when the coolant naturally expands from heat, it will get pushed out the overflow. This is ok. But you can remove the right side plastics and gain access to the overflow. Use a turkey baster or a hose to draw out some excess. You wanna be right in the middle of the H and C marks.

If it's like the pics I posted golf mine, it all cleared up for me at ab 1000 miles. I'm at just around 8k miles and haven't seen a drip since.


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First off... no need to post on three different threads the same question ;)

But it shows that you searched, so that is good.

As some have suggested, take it back to the dealer, have them test for thermostat failure (since some folks here have had that same issue with the culprit being the thermostat).

Do report back on what finally solves the issue.


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Ok so yesterday I got to my house and my 899 pee'ed coolant and I took it in and they said that the system had to much coolant in the system. So I took it home and guess what pee'ed all over again what should I do?
 

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Sounds like too much in the reservoir. If there is too much, when the coolant naturally expands from heat, it will get pushed out the overflow. This is ok. But you can remove the right side plastics and gain access to the overflow. Use a turkey baster or a hose to draw out some excess. You wanna be right in the middle of the H and C marks.

If it's like the pics I posted golf mine, it all cleared up for me at ab 1000 miles. I'm at just around 8k miles and haven't seen a drip since.


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there was was nothing in the reservoir.
 

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First off... no need to post on three different threads the same question ;)

But it shows that you searched, so that is good.

As some have suggested, take it back to the dealer, have them test for thermostat failure (since some folks here have had that same issue with the culprit being the thermostat).

Do report back on what finally solves the issue.
sorry about posting in three diff threads. and i did take it in and they said it was over filled like i was over filling it or something! I have a meeting with the owner today. so i will see what he says.
 

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Coolant leaking on the right side.
Removed the right fairing, it seems its dripping from the hose with clamp that connects down from the radiator.
The coolant level is low. I used a ziptie together with the clamp. hopefully it will stop the leak.
 
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