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    85 k100 what did I do?

    Took my brick for a quick ride today. 4 miles in stopped for gas and added about 6-7 ounces Seafoam, second time this year. About 8 miles into the ride wound the engine to about 6000 or 6500 rpm 2 or 3 time entering the highway. I've never reved it that high before. usually cruise between 3500-5000. Got to my destination, about 13-14 miles, parked bike on sidestand, and went into the store for a quick errand. ( lobsters $4.00/lb ). Got back to the bike and saw that something had dripped onto the rear tire, right side. Then noticed something dripping from the rear of the engine area. Said "Oh #$**". Figured it would be a good idea to get home. Rode home, tried to keep it between 3000-4000 rpm. Ran great! except alternator light started coming on. Just a slight glow, then it woud go out, the come on, etc. But ran fine. Got home, NO leaking. All fluid levels look good. Maybe a sign of something on the air filter cover, left side rear.

    Sorry to be so long winded. Any thoughts?

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    I'm by no means an expert, but some of the questions they might ask would include:

    1) Got any pictures of the leakage?
    2) Is it oily, watery or something else?
    3) What color, smell, etc can you associate with it?
    4) Are all the normal fluid levels correct (engine, trans, final drive, brake fluid, coolant)

    I'm sure there are many more that will come up, but those should help narrow down the source.

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    FYI - The slight glow of the alternator is probably due to a bad connection. My 85K100RT did it for a long time until I cleaned the central ground under the gas tank.

    Also - Ignore #4 - missed the statement that all fluid levels look good.
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    Coolant from overflow bottle or hose,

    Oil from rear of transmission.

    Oil from rear shock.

    Brake fluid from rear reservoir.

    Milkshake from inside your tank bag.


    Leaks flow down and to the rear. What is at the front top of the wet spot?



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    I think I know what the problem is. Follow the overflow hose back up to the tank. I will bet it is cracked where it attaches or disconnected altogether. When this happens, and it does, even to my well maintained machine, any overflow spills out on the air box and down the right side of the bike. Once you burn some gas down it stops over flowing.
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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    I did not think it was gas, but I did fill a little more than I usually do.

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