1982 GL1100- Oil in Exhaust and Coolant Leak

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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Aspencade

1982 GL1100- Oil in Exhaust and Coolant Leak

Post by jlk6090 »

Hello, I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction of what went wrong with my bike. I was riding it the other day when I heard a pop and smoke started billowing out of my left tailpipe. The smoke cleared as I drove, but whenever I try to start the bike now, a large amount of smoke comes out of the end of the tailpipe and around the engine, but only on the left side. So oil is burning somewhere.

I noticed oil had leaked and accumulated on the carburetor (see photo)

; it has not not continued to leak though. I thought maybe it was a seal or gasket blown in the engine, but then the bike began leaking coolant where the radiator connects to the engine (see photo)

. I'm not the most mechanically inclined, so if anyone has an idea of where the best place to start troubleshooting is, I'd really appreciate it! :D

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