Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oil and Coolant Dump out on 2008
Ok hears what happened on my brief ride today.
I was out for maybe 10 minutes, and riding along with my buds. We stabbed the throttle and all of a sudden i lost traction and the motor raced to red line. I let off and re-applied the throttle and bang right to red line again. Little did I know, the rear wheel was smoking as it was spinning. The oil dumped out all over the road, and the coolant dumped out too. Nearest I can tell it was coming from the oil filter. I pulled over immediately after my bud flagged me down (don't have mirrors on the bike so didn't see the tire spinning and smoking) maybe went 500ft. I looked through the oil level glass, and saw green coolant in it, checked the oil fill plug and it was green too. The motor sounded fine when I shut it off. Didn't sound like any catastrophic failures, but something had to give.
Anyone have any ideas at what happened?
Just kind of want to know what to look for instead of going in blind.
Im probably going to try and take the head off tomorrow and have a look. Does anyone know if i have to drop the motor to get at the head, or will it come off with it still in the bike?
BTW, the bike has 12000km on it, and it is a 2008.
Thanks for any info anyone can provide.