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July 4, 2005, 11:46 AM

Hey guys,

My bike is a 2000 Honda CBR600 F4. I noticed a drop of something below my bike and it's from a hose underneath the bike.

On the left side, there seems to be three hoses hanging within the fairing. At the bottom of the fairing, one of those hoses has a drop of brown, oil looking liquid hanging from the open hose. The drop is below that hose.

Is this normal? I've heard there should be no leaks and my friend with a Honda Interceptor said his bike has the same open hose, but that nothing is leaking on his bike.

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.


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July 4, 2005, 11:47 AM

Might be as simple as needing to replace that hose!!


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July 4, 2005, 01:58 PM

The thing is, the hose has an open end, so it looks like it's supposed to channel something down and out at the bottom of the bike. i'll take a pic if i can of it.


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July 4, 2005, 02:49 PM

one hose is your gas tank overfill hose. One hose is for the battery vent. One hose is your coolant overflow. I'd wager to say you may have sligthly overfilled your tank. What you see is a drop of gas mixed with dirt that was at the end of the line. Did you smell the drop?


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July 4, 2005, 03:29 PM

Well I haven't filled the gas tank so far, and I don't think it's full because I hear a lot of sloshing when i move the bike around. I think it might be coolant because I saw a brown drop on the end of the hose and a slight greenish wet spot on the ground beneath it. I guess it could also be the battery vent, but I noticed that only two of the three hoses are open ended and tucked to the bottom of the fairing, while the third is attached to a small metal pipe.

I guess it's nothing to worry about then, since it's just extra that should come out. Thanks.


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July 5, 2005, 04:19 AM

Chances are it would be your coolant, the fuel would have probably evaporated. How is your coolant level and did you feel the drop to see if it was oil? The coolant most likely mixed with the road grime at the end of the hose and discolored it.
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July 5, 2005, 07:48 AM

if its the coolant, it could be old too. have you maitain your coolant and flush the radiator as required by your manufacturer.


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