radiator overflow hose has smoke coming out of it

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4/15/2020 11:56 PM

So I ride an 2006 RMZ 250. I bought it a couple weeks ago. I go to ride today and as I'm letting my bike warm up, I'm putting my gear on. I start head towards my bike and see that there is SMOKE and clear liquid coming out of the radiator overflow hose. Can someone help me out on what might be wrong.


The bike did also seem like it was idling kind of high. I'm sure this didn't help the problem though.

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4/16/2020 5:15 AM

Smoke? As in steam? Clear liquid? As in water? Sounds like your radiator has water in it instead of coolant and it boiled. These bikes don't like to sit there and idle for to long, they need air flowing through the radiator to keep them cool. Don't warm your bike up to early maybe start it before you put your helmet and goggles on, by the time you get them on it should be good to go.

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4/16/2020 8:01 AM

Yeah the guy who had it before didn't really do normal maintenance on the bike. when he bought it, it was just sitting on the side of his house. thank you for the help.

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