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exhaust dripping water

Postby Gordwing » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:54 am

I noticed that after sitting for a while my 92 Goldwing would drip water excessively from the pipes while idling. It doesn't smell like anti freeze or gas. It does have a bit of an oil smell but that's normal ,right?

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Re: exhaust dripping water

Postby OmegaTech » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:03 am

Mine does exactly the same, condensing action of the cold mufflers, hot air from the engine hits the cold of the muffler changes to water mist and then water.



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Re: exhaust dripping water

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:20 pm

DITTOES on OmegaTech
Same issue on my 91 Wing.

There's a weep hole under the mufflers.
Bike on it's side stand usually traps some water.
Try setting it on the center stand.
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Re: exhaust dripping water

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:09 am

Check the weep hole to make sure it isn't plugged. With the bike running, you should feel some exhaust coming from it.

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Re: exhaust dripping water

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:29 pm

A fair portion of the exhaust gases is made up of water, obviously vaporized as it comes out of the cylinder. But when the mufflers are cold, that water vapor condenses, and eventually drips out. Go for a ride, get the exhaust hot, and it will stop.

This is why you should never periodically start your bike for a while when it is set up for winter: you never heat the exhaust up sufficiently, you coat the inside of it with water, then when you shut it off, it sits there and rusts the exhaust from the inside out.

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