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Offline Oldteach

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Smoke from exhaust
on: March 26, 2016, 03:41:42 AM
Hi Everyone,

I have noticed that on occasion there is some smoke (oil) coming from the exhaust. Only happens when the bike has been sitting overnight. I have checked the oil level and it appears to be fine and there is no issues with power and fuel economy (generally around 16km/L). I should also note that after riding it seems to be fine and the oil looks pretty old (waiting on the service kit to be delivered).

So just wondering if this is normal or is it a signal that something maybe wrong.

Also regarding the linked brakes, does it work when applying only front brake or is it set to be linked when only applying the rear?

Cheers,

OT

Offline Gain

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Re: Smoke from exhaust
Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 11:15:59 AM
You haven't put the mileage on, but oil smoke on start up is due obviously to oil in the combustion chamber, this is either residue from the bore, or more likely, oil running down the valve stems and into the cylinder that way, that is due to wear on the valve stem seals, caused by high mileage or a lack of good oil in the engine, or heat. Give it an oil change and see if it improves. If it doesn't, you need to look more closely (read expensive) at things. 

Offline Oldteach

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Re: Smoke from exhaust
Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 10:15:00 PM
Thanks for that, mileage is about 13000km so pretty low. Of course there is the abuse factor from the previous owner.

 


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