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Drzjosh125

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  1. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    Well, for the amount of water that magically went missing, I’d assume it would have to be pretty bad. The coolant level dipped like 2 cups worth after a 20 minute ride. That’s what leads me to believe it was the faulty old pressure cap expelling water. Look at my photo of the old cap, doesn’t it look well worn?
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    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    Also, here’s my spark plug. Does it show signs of a head gasket leak or does it look normal? (One photo taken with flash, one taken without flash).
  3. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    Ok, I’ll take it for a long rough trail ride this weekend and see what happens to the level.
  4. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    UPDATE: So I got my new pressure cap today, put it on, then cranked the bike up. The weather today was 20 degrees warmer than the other day. There was no smoke on startup, no smoke on rev, and no coolant loss. However, that being said, I only ran the bike for about 5 minutes. That’s all I had time for. The bike runs mint. Based on ALL THIS, do you guys still think I have a blown head gasket?
  5. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    I was able to see it when I tipped the bike slightly. It's not a crazy amount, like maybe a cup or two, but I just thought it was strange because the level normally never goes down. I am going to replace the pressure cap anyways, because I think this could be a faulty cap mixed with the overflow expelling coolant, like you say. Thanks for the info!
  6. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    If a new pressure cap doesn’t stop my issue, then it has to be the head gasket. Thanks.
  7. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    Hm.... The smoke was minimal (like vapor you’d see out of a car in cold weather) and it went away quickly. I thought it was just because of the cold weather and the fact that it was the bikes first start in 3 weeks. But you guys seem to think it is the head gasket. I already ordered a new pressure cap, as me and my instructor (automotive tech class) thought it was because the pressure cap was faulty and therefore causing evaporation/overflow at low pressures. However, since you guys think it’s the head gasket, would the bike run poorly with a blown head gasket or would it run as usual? Because it was running completely normal yesterday and the compression is just as much as it’s always been. Also, are you saying that the smoke from a head gasket would stop after certain run time? If so, I’ve never seen that before because no matter the temp the water will continue to produce smoke, because it doesn’t burn it vaporizes. I’m just having difficulty believing it’s a head gasket because of how short lived and thin the smoke was.
  8. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    I’ll check again tonight, but no. The coolant is the usual light green and my oil is brown, not milky at all. I’m driven to think it’s the pressure cap.
  9. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    Not dissing your advice, I'd just like for your conclusion to be based on reasonable evidence before I go tearing into the bike.
  10. Drzjosh125

    YZ250F DRINKING coolant... Help??!!!

    But the smoke only occurs on COLD start..? It's not consistent nor does it smell of antifreeze.
  11. I cranked my bike up today and rode it a bit ('06 YZ250F). There was some white smoke when I first cranked it up and it went away shortly. I assumed it was because it was cold outside, as the smoke had no distinctive smell and, as stated, it went away shortly. I'm just adding that in case it has something to do with my issue. Anyways, a few hours after my ride I went into the garage and pulled off my pressure cap just to take a routine look at the coolant. The coolant wasn't even visible at first but after shaking the bike around a bit I could see some at the bottom (THANK GOD). I refilled the radiator and put the cap back on and then started the bike up. No smoke, no smells, and the bike runs mint as usual. The bike had been sitting for 3 weeks before this, if that has anything to do with it. WHY is my radiator running out of coolant? I could see no water on the engine (sign of a leak) and my hoses appear fine. The pressure cap looks a bit dry rotted and is difficult to get off and on. However, wouldn't I notice if it was faulty? ANY help/ideas appreciated. Please let me know why my bike is drinking coolant! I can answer any questions as needed.
  12. Drzjosh125

    What brand of pants is best?

    No, the running temp did not change, it’s just the stock pipe had a heat shield whereas the powerbomb does not. As far as tuning goes, I only had to turn the air/fuel screw 1/4 of a turn when I put the powerbomb on.
  13. Drzjosh125

    What brand of pants is best?

    I didn’t mean fully leather lol, I mean like leather on the inner calf and ankle.
  14. Drzjosh125

    What brand of pants is best?

    They are pricey, but they sound pretty good.
  15. Drzjosh125

    What brand of pants is best?

    I think I’ll have to get some leather pants, either that or put leather on the inner part of my current pants.
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