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Dropped bike in parking lot, coolant smell/leak
So a few days ago I dropped the bike on the left side in a parking lot. The way it happened was kind of weird, the bike went down pretty hard, but I was only doing about 3-4 mph. Picked it back up, rode it home, thought I smelled some coolant but my sense of smell isn't too great so I didn't know if I was being paranoid.
The next morning I started the bike up and sat on it but answered a few text messages before I started moving and suddenly noticed a cloud of coolant steam (definitely smelled like coolant), and noticed a couple drops of coolant on the left case cover, but could not identify where it was coming from. It almost seemed like it was coming out of the case cover but I'm pretty sure that doesn't make sense lol. Rode it around to see if I could make the leak more obvious while carefully watching the temp, and it never overheated, and the visible leak actually stopped completely. Now I can only smell coolant.
I'm new to working on bikes so I don't really know where anything is on the engine, I havnt even found the water pump or anything. All I see is a spider web of coolant hoses. Besides the hoses is there anything on the left side of the engine that would leak coolant? I really don't see many possible places.
Thanks in advance.