Water in left Exhaust?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by ZZroadking, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. ZZroadking

    ZZroadking Member

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    I rolled in my garage last night and let my 05 RK idle for a minute rolled the throttle a couple of times and began to shut her down for the winter. While doing the fluid changes my son said "why is there water under the bike". I could not believe it, a puddle near the end of my left pipe about a ounce! It seemed to ooze out of the bottom baffle screw directly under the pipe near the rear. It was 36 degrees outside when I rode to (warm) up the fluids near 20 minutes some highway also.
    I put Stabil in it the last 5 minutes of my ride. Not sure what to think/do. Never happened before??
    Any ideas?:(:(
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Normal, the left side doesn't have the flow that the right side has.
     
  3. ZZroadking

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    Thank you, Makes sense. just was surprised never saw it before or it always evaporated by mornig.
     
  4. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Did you check to se if there was a leak in your radiator? Just kidding. :D I couldn't resist.
     
  5. deucedog

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    Yep, as Glider said. Lower flow gives the moisture in the exhaust time to condense in the pipe, especially in those temps that you were in, that's the water you're seeing.
     
  6. ZZroadking

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    Trek, I am having a hard time locating the rad cap. it must be similar to your Hondasaki? :p

    Thanks, I did some investigating and noticed a yellowing around the baffle screw. I guess the condensation was always there but would evaporate by morning or sinceI have been riding in some cool temps lately. I am thinking a good thing for the baffle screw so the water can escape from the pipe! I would not enjoy the results down the road if it pooled in the pipe with nowhere to go.
    Thx again:)
     
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  7. alelogman

    alelogman New Member

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    That makes so much sense to me now. Thanks!