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scg1889

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scg1889 says:

uh oh - what's this?

hi folks.

I've got an 08 Blade, not cleaned the bike for a few weeks (slack i know) but when i took the rear mud guard off yesterday saw this underneath the damper unit (attachment 1)

what does it look like, will it be a leak from the shock? it's taken some of the paint in that area too (attachment 2)

Any help n advice gladly received.

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robsot

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robsot says:

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Just looks like a bit of metal fatigue to me although i am no expert. If it was a leak from the rear shock u would notice it on the floor where the bike is parked and also the rear suspension would feel very bouncy, especially two up.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

deposit

Dunno,it`s white :unsure:is it gas deposit :unsure:and i don`t mean banks.:shock:

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Honda Fireblade 2008

Hi Scg1889

Looks like the expansion tank(header tank)cap could be loose allowing coolant to spill onto the shock and swing arm.Could even be the header tank breather pipe is kinked or blocked some how so when the radiator cap pressure demands more coolant the pressure has no were to go but out of the rubber header tank cap onto the shock and swing arm. Could get dangerous as coolant is very slippery,so you don't want it on the rear tyre.

Good Luck

KCMC:tongue:

 

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scg1889

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scg1889 says:

thanks

thanks for your thoughts guys. i've let it run on the drive and nothing furthers been deposited. Coolant could be a good call kcmc, given the shape of the mud guard it could have funnelled it down to below the damper where its deposited if its spraying out somewhere. when the answer materialises, will share :smile

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Just to be clear

You definitely haven't been wanking over the bike?

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Phil

you bad boy :lol: tut tut

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SpeedT03

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SpeedT03 says:

Fuel overflow

Thats what i reckon. i over filled my bike the other week. It pissed out and it left a white powdery looking stain on the frame and swingarm, so check the routing of your overflow pipe. 

Was nearly in tears watching fuel brought at rip off motorway services pissing out :upset:

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