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Leaking something So I went to take the bike out of winter storage and when I got there, I saw a puddle under the bike. First I thought it was oil since I had just changed it before putting the bike away and since it was my first time changing oil on a bike I thought maybe I didn't tighten the bolt enough or something. The puddle wasn't very big so I don't think it leaked a lot so I went to start the bike. The first thing I noticed was the clutch grip was completely loose. Made sure the bike was in neutral and started it anyway. It had issues starting but eventually did... it would not stay running if I didn't give it some gas though. After letting it run for about a minute, I look down and I see some liquid leaking on the ground pretty quickly (and a lot of it!) so I turn the bike off. The liquid seemed to be coming from everywhere but I did notice that it also was coming out through the small crack that I circled in the picture below (except it's on the other side of the bike, just couldn't find a picture showing that side). This seems kind of odd to me since it's so high up. I'm not very mechanically enclined so I'm not sure what the liquid is. It was yellow and had a smell to it but it didn't smell like gasoline. Any thoughts on what is wrong? It's a R 100. Does the bike have transmission fluid and if that all leaked out, would that explain the clutch grip being all loose or is that likely a separate issue?

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If ure leaking a yellowish fluid, and ure having clutch issues..... i would imagine ure leaking brake fluid from ure hydraulic lines (that acuate the clutch). Im not too familiar with those bikes so not sure if its a cable clutch or hydraulic clutch. but it sounds like hydraulic fluid.

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