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non expert here, that hose looks like an overflow. I looked on mine, but my 650 has a different setup, try the 1K thread for help . Hope it's nothing serious.
I appreciate the info. I've been told the Stroms are nortorious for this issue. Correct? I hadn't heard that. I guess a cleaning is in order. EC90T you were asking about that. I've not flushed it. Bought it used a couple years ago and only ride a couple thousand miles a year. It's got 12,000 miles on it now, so kind of felt like it's still "new." Maybe not.That's a tell-tale hose from the water pump. You have a seal leak from the coolant side of the water pump. A small leak may go away by itself. The usual cause is a bit of grit on the seal contact which can wash out. If it persists, cleaning may work. Serious cases mean rebuilding or replacing the water pump.
FWIW:I appreciate the info. I've been told the Stroms are nortorious for this issue. Correct?
Any further thoughts suggestions are appreciated.
Correct. No oil in coolant and no coolant contamination.FWIW:
I have a DL1000k6 with 38k miles on the ticker and mine occasionally will leave a "piddle" on the floor of my garage from the exact same hose.
The hose is serving its purpose, no problem.
If you'll inspect the "piddle" on the floor, you will see that there is NO oil there, just a little anti freeze.
And on your next oil change, you will see that your oil is NOT milky or foggy from coolant contamination. Just dirty oil.
P.S. Greywolf, your brevity, wisdom, and helpfulness on the forum are unmatchable!
What I DO find odd is that (on my bike) it is only occasionally there (the leak).Correct. No oil in coolant and no coolant contamination.