Strong exhaust fumes while riding, Help please!


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Jeff in Pa
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Strong exhaust fumes while riding, Help please!

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Hello all,

I am new here and I believe this is my first post. I bought an '86 Aspencade with 43,000 on the clock. This is nowhere near my first bike but it is my first Wing! I love riding this bike but just recently, in under 500 miles of having it I am getting hit with fumes. There is a leak down where the two pieces come together at the clamp but not extremely bad. Could a leak there be causing the strong fumes? I figure no way but it is my first Wing.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

I can't continue to ride it like this. It does not back fire so that will tell you the leak below is not extreme.

Is there another place I should look? Could a manifold leak cause the fumes for me riding?

It's not very loud, in fact it purrs very nice on the ears but I gotta figure this out.

Thanks for any help, much appreciated!!



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Re: Strong exhaust fumes while riding, Help please!

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Sometimes small leaks can, would I say make a vacuum and may pull fumes from the exhaust tips. They are under the saddle bags and not a lot of air movement or not in the right direction. Exhaust leaks up by the heads can cause exhaust valves to burn over time. Fix the exhaust leaks you find.

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Re: Strong exhaust fumes while riding, Help please!

Post by Jeff in Pa »

Thanks twocams. I have a very strong air pressure blasting up from the engine on my left side when riding. There is also some pressure on the right side. I figure that is where the fumes are being pushed into my face. It's so bad my eyes are burning from the fumes after an hour ride. It's definately burned fuel fumes.

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