I am getting a puff of smoke about 70% of the time when I initially start up the engine when cold. After it run for a few minutes it does not smoke. Bike has 128K Miles on it. I am thinking the valve stem seals are bad. Does this sound right? If so, any good documentation on changing them out?
I am also planning on a nice long road trip around the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado in September. Problem is I have a bad back and my tailbone hurts after awhile. Any good information on extra seat padding and driver backrest for my model? I am not opposed to aftermarket seats or even recovering to get a good thick soft cushion.
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- Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:05 pm
- Location: Christiansburg
- Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Aspencade
I too have the same issue with the first puff of smoke,, but mine is only about 50% of the time,, and it never smokes while running,, I have noticed that if it is up on the center stand it does it a lot less. Occasionally it will puff (maybe 10% of the time) after running for a while shut it down and restart say over 30 min later.