Weird smoking patterns..

4 replies to this topic
  • bushy

Posted November 13, 2004 - 05:53 AM


Hey guys, each time I change my oil the bike smokes on startup for about 30 seconds, but does that for the first 2 or 3 startups. After that the bike is fine. I know the problem would be caused by the valve seals or maybe even guides? I just want to make sure nobody has this weird problem and if it is even normal? I havent noticed any loss of power and its not loosing oil. :cry:

I just dont want to go and replace everything then find out a bunch of peoples bikes do the same thing.

  • felony

Posted November 16, 2004 - 05:54 AM


mine just started doing that,it runs fine im just going to keep an eye on it,just did a new cylinder ,piston,crank and such back in July lomng as it stops after a few seconds,may look into new seals this winter

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  • ThumpDave

Posted November 16, 2004 - 07:30 AM


That seems to be normal. That's what mine does and from what I have read is normal.


  • bushy

Posted November 16, 2004 - 05:28 PM


That makes me feel much better.

  • Ride

Posted November 16, 2004 - 05:48 PM


It takes very little oil to cause a lot of smoke so if you’re not noticing any oil loss I would not worry about it.


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