Burnt smell


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aurora
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Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 12:26 am
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE

Burnt smell

Postby aurora » Wed May 19, 2010 5:25 pm



1999 GL 1500 239,000 miles. when I serviced the breather lines I smell a slight burnt smell, Like the aftermath of a house fire several days old type of smell. Never before have I smelled this. also a small amount of water came out that was dark in color?
I sent it to the shop, tech said there was nothing wrong , all Elec was fine.. compression is good, oil was good but we changed it anyway. all other fluids were ok. Im lost as to what it can be and the tech said he doesn't know either. it starts and runs fine?
any ideas anyone?



rayworx@comcast.net
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Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 10:59 pm
Location: Jackson, CA
Motorcycle: 88 GL1500

Re: Burnt smell

Postby rayworx@comcast.net » Thu May 20, 2010 11:58 am

The fluid in the breather container usually has NASTY smell. Depending on where you drive (wet conditions will increase the amount of fluid in the container) you might have to drain it more often than the manual calls for.
At this point, with the information you supplied, I'd say everything is normal.

aurora
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 12:26 am
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE

Re: Burnt smell

Postby aurora » Thu May 20, 2010 4:27 pm

Ray,
Thanks for the info.. I will check it more often and see what becomes of it.


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