Smoking opinions


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Sshough01
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Location: Houston, tx
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 interstate

Smoking opinions

Postby Sshough01 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:55 pm



I recently purchased a 1986 Goldwing interstate that has been in storage for 7 years. The engine was frozen so I pulled both heads and rebuilt the heads as they did have stuck valves. The Pistons moved with ease and the cylinder walls looked good so I didn't tear down any more. Before I pulled the heads I filled the cylinders with desiel and I know some amount made it in the exhaust pipes. Fastforward to now and it starts and runs very smooth but as soon as it warms up it is billowing white smoke. I think I am just burning off everything in the pipes but not sure. I have run the bike 4 times for 3 to 5 minutes each time and have not seen any improvements. That short duration run tim will completely fill a 2 car garage. Should I be concerned about the engine? It runs smooth and is very quiet. How hard to completely remove exhaust so I can drain them.



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bntyhntr6975
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Location: Fredonia, Ks
Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500A
2005 VTX1300C

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:37 pm

A compression check should tell you plenty. If they all read good, then go run the piss out of it to clear it up. Keep an eye on your oil level tho, just in case.

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insanemoondoggie
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Location: Altamont missouri
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby insanemoondoggie » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:41 pm

Does the smoke smell like diesel ? Depending how much got into the exhaust system, it will take awhile to burn it off. Set it outside and let it run awhile , 3 or 4 minutes won't warm it up enough to burn it off, try 30 minutes.

Sshough01
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Re: Smoking opinions

Postby Sshough01 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:31 pm

I would like to run longer but I'm in a very close neighborhood so fairly concerned about the smoke I am creating

Sshough01
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Re: Smoking opinions

Postby Sshough01 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:38 pm

I have been running off a separate gas can as I derusted the tank. Finally got the tank clean filled it up and no gas. The pickup tune is clogged. I tried a guitar string but can only get slightly over 2 inches in the tube. It's just one thing after another on this bike! Do I mess with this tank further or pick up a new one. More money

Sshough01
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Location: Houston, tx
Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 interstate

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby Sshough01 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:28 pm

Making headway, ran the bike twice tonight for over 30 minutes and down to very little smoke. Also got to watch fan kick in and drop temp so know that works. I got a guitar string almost all the way to the tank. I feel like I made it to the screen but still can't get air through it but getting closer

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Aussie81Interstate
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Location: Penrith Australia
Motorcycle: 1982 CX500 Turbo (restoration project)
1981 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1988 GL1500

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:35 pm

Punch a hole in the filter and install a new inline filter - and then relplace as necessary.

:)

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insanemoondoggie
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Location: Altamont missouri
Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby insanemoondoggie » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:52 am

I use a 3/16 piece of braided cable about a foot long on and drill and run it thru the gas lines inside of the tan, make sure the rotation does not unravel the braided cable by going the wrong direction. If you have any rust in the tank it will give you fits plugging up the carbs so you will need to get it clean.
I use electrolysis to derust fuel tanks, takes a little time but does a very nice job on them.

Sshough01
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Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200 interstate

Re: Smoking opinions

Postby Sshough01 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:39 pm

Thanks. 3/16 cable probably wouldn't have broken inside the tube like my guitar string did. Already ordered a very clean reolacement tank. Now I get to tear the back of the bike apart. The reality was I didn't do a great job getting the tank spotless with it on the bike and the pickup tube was so blocked that this might actually save me time in the long run since I might have had carb problems using that rusty tank. Learning as I go with this bike




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