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emt613
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exhaust smoke

Postby emt613 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:07 pm



Decided to get the bike started the other day, since it had not been running since mid October. Once I got it going I thought I was "fogging " for mosquitos. The right side exhaust was just pouring out the smoke. Same thing happened when I had my 750c and was told I had a needle valve stuck. Could this be the same type thing happening here? Does it sound like a good carb job is needed? Thanks



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Re: exhaust smoke

Postby WINGER3 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 pm

emt613 wrote:Decided to get the bike started the other day, since it had not been running since mid October. Once I got it going I thought I was "fogging " for mosquitos. The right side exhaust was just pouring out the smoke. Same thing happened when I had my 750c and was told I had a needle valve stuck. Could this be the same type thing happening here? Does it sound like a good carb job is needed? Thanks


I have the same problem if I leave the bike on the side/kick stand for several days or on the center stand for a long time 3/4 weeks. What happens is the oil in the right head finds it way past the valve stem seal and at start-up blows blue-gray smoke untill it burns off the oil. When left on the center stand, I get it from both sides but not as bad. If it still smokes past warm up, you are looking at valve seal/keeper replacement or rings. Only a compression test, wet and dry will tell you which is the problem. Check the DIY files for best info on this test. Hope this helps, others will come on line also to give there ideas. Good luck and ride safe. Bob :mrgreen:
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Johnyy Smoke
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Re: exhaust smoke

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:50 pm

Does the smoke smell sweet? What color is it? Regards, Johnyy

emt613
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Re: exhaust smoke

Postby emt613 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:02 am

Thanks Guys,,,,It's a blue/grey oil type smoke. No sweetness to it so it does not appear to be anti-freeze.

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Re: exhaust smoke

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:14 pm

Check your oil level, if too high then check it for gas dilution. If your petcock was left in the on position and your float valve was stuck open fuel could have flowed past the rings. This would raise the oil level and cause smoking while running. 8-)


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