1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start


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1987 GL1200 Aspencade

1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby cisgeek » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:53 am



Upon startup on the '87 Aspencade, it smokes very badly. This only occurs if I don't drive the bike for a long time. It typically sits in the garage on the side stand (because getting on/off center stand is very difficult). If I don't drive the bike for a couple weeks, upon startup, it'll smoke at the tail end (exhaust) quite badly. Is this normal and any suggestions?



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Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:33 am

Its normal.raise the air in the rear end a bit.makes it easier to get on the center stand.
Over the last 20 years,every wing Ive owned does the same thing when left on the side stand for a week.its oil migration on the low side of the engine.

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Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby seabee_ » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:56 am

Another trick is to cut a piece of 3/4" or 1" plywood and drive the rear tire up onto the board and then try putting the bike up on the center stand. Some people put the boards under the front and rear tire to get the bike on the center stand easier.
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Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:57 am

Yup,whatever it takes to increase the ground clearance so the centerstand can fit with less effort.
In my "shop/shed" I attached to the floor a drive in wheel lock.The kind you see on trailers.Drive the bike into it and get off.Nobody to bother it and it just sets there upright.A bit of a tug or reverse and it rolls back out.

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Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby BigBro » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:36 am

virgilmobile wrote:Yup,whatever it takes to increase the ground clearance so the centerstand can fit with less effort.
In my "shop/shed" I attached to the floor a drive in wheel lock.The kind you see on trailers.Drive the bike into it and get off.Nobody to bother it and it just sets there upright.A bit of a tug or reverse and it rolls back out.


I am about to do the Wheelchock thing too virgil.
What chock to you have?

Umm what's "reverse?"
Just kidding of course.

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Re: 1987 Aspencade Smokes Upon Start

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:06 pm

Reverse is when I have enough grunt to pull it out of the chock... :)

When my legs won't cooperate I resort to Her pushing... :D

Last resort it the old man lever. :lol:
Here's what I acquired and bolted to my floor...It can also be fitted into a concrete slab with expanding lag screws.Both can be removed if needed.
There's plenty of types out there...This one kicks up the "heel" to hold the wheel/bike in place.
Others without it can allow the bike to roll back out of the chock.




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