650L white smoke problem

4 replies to this topic
  • platterdr

Posted October 15, 2006 - 01:52 PM


I have an 01 650L and at cold start ups it smokes(heavy) white for about a minute or so until warmed up. What could be causing this?

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 15, 2006 - 03:53 PM


White smoke is water, condensation. when your done riding are you hosing it down and getting some in the exhaust?

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  • platterdr

Posted October 15, 2006 - 04:26 PM


no it seems to be all the time. could it be moisture in the air? It has been doing it more now in colder weather

  • HawkGT

Posted October 15, 2006 - 04:54 PM


Burning oil is typically bluish in color but it can look whitish too.

  • ghoti

Posted October 16, 2006 - 05:09 AM


Smoke on startup is typically from oil leaking into the combustion chamber after shut-down. Most times this indicates worn valve guides.

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