'01 wr426 smokes when first started

5 replies to this topic
  • waynewr

Posted January 17, 2003 - 08:05 AM


My bike smokes when first started when it's cold. I'm thinking it needs valve seals, maybe new piston and rings.
Has anybody experienced this on thier 426?
Gotta get to fall on this bike, then a new one is in the picture.

  • banffboy

Posted January 17, 2003 - 09:17 AM


Has the bike ever been underwater? I had this happen when I dumped mine on a deep river crossing. It smoked for a little whle, but only on start up, then it stopped

  • waynewr

Posted January 17, 2003 - 11:38 AM


I did swamp it earlier in the season.

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  • blue_beast_wins

Posted January 17, 2003 - 10:30 PM


Make sure you dont over oil your air filter.

  • Bamster

Posted January 18, 2003 - 02:19 AM


What color is the smoke.The bike will smoke a little with the choke on.

  • ryme

Posted January 18, 2003 - 02:49 PM


Mine does the same but only when the choke is on. It's a white smoke.


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