Lots of Smoke


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daveoe
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Lots of Smoke

Postby daveoe » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:58 am



I seem to get a lot of smoke out of the right side exhaust, the bike is always on its center stand, it smokes even on trying to start the engine, she has taken to not starting at the moment, but always fired up in seconds until Monday? Is it likley to be piston rings, valve seals, or something a bit more sinister?

Any advice welcome



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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:07 am

rings or valves most likely. double check the valves IE first reset..then compression check note numbers. Then add a little oil to each cylinder and redo compression check if the numbers come up = bad rings if not bad valves or bad valve setting(s)
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Johnyy Smoke
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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:03 pm

What color is the smoke? Does it smell sweet? It is either oil or anti freeze, try and determine witch. Plugs wet with oil? Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:51 am

One thing that I did a few times was , I pulled the spark plugs and learned there was oil on one of them,,, Hummm I dried it up put it on and the smoke finally went away,, Valves seals are bad probably but I read some great advice above,,,, that's why I love this site...Cool man.. See if you pull the plugs you will know which cylinder oil is dribbling down into...It burns off and goes away usually for a very long time.. If not, you may want to do some surgery ... :shock:

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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby daveoe » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:20 am

Thanks for the reply's - after all the stripping down valve seals etc.... The problem was my son went to the garage with a fuel can qtr full of petrol, topped it up (with diesel) and filled the tank!!! Now all drained down, carbs cleaned, plugs clean and she runs like a dream. The moral of the story "if you want a job doing properly, then do it yourself"

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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:55 am

One thing about running a bit of diesel through it it will clean everything out.You would have been fine just getting all you could out of the tank and running fresh fuel through it.Diesel won't hurt a gas engine,but it will clean out a lot of crap.
Lots of farms where I live and the farmers have their own fuel tanks(gas and diesel).Every once in a while someone would get into the wrong tank for their car.They'd bring it to us and we'd drain the tank,put fresh fuel in and send them on their way.Bit of smoke(and smell)initially but it would go away pretty quick and be right back to normal
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Lots of Smoke

Postby daveoe » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:39 am

Great reply an response - Thank you




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