White Exhaust


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micbery
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Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Motorcycle: 83 Goldwing GL 1100A Aspencade

White Exhaust

Postby micbery » Sun May 12, 2013 2:50 pm



Hello All

Having pulled my goldwing out of storage for the first ride of the season, it was going all to well when on my return home I notice white exhaust trailing me. It seemed mostly to be coming from the one tail pipe ( clutch side) and once home I could see very well this was not a good sign. The smell of water-antifreeze was in the air at the rear of bike and my thoughts went instantly my head gasket. Funny the bike prrrs as it always has, no missing what-so-ever, nor is there water in my oil or on my plugs.

Not liking the start of my biking season, however looking for any advise as to the pickle I am in. Also I might ask overall how big a job this might be.

thank you



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odewing
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Location: Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: "1982 GL1100 Standard

Re: White Exhaust

Postby odewing » Mon May 13, 2013 4:33 am

This Spring i bought a good used set of pipes for my 1100, when i went out for the first ride, about half an hour, it fogged pretty bad, (it was white smoke,blue smoke) I looked at plugs, oil,coolant, all fine. So i figured there must be oil,antifreeze in the pipes, and it took about 100k ride before everything burnt out of the exhaust. Possible something got in yours from winterizing for the season?

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moffat
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100
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Re: White Exhaust

Postby moffat » Tue May 28, 2013 11:15 am

Are you loosing coolant?

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odewing
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Re: White Exhaust

Postby odewing » Tue May 28, 2013 3:25 pm

I am not losing coolant,but i think the previous owner of the pipes got oil or coolant in the pipes and it took a long ride to get the pipes hot enough to burn the stuff out. After the 100 k/m. the smoke cleared and it never happened again.




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