'02 426 smokes on startup
Posted January 31, 2003 - 06:30 PM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 08:43 PM
My advice to you is to leave some Sturgeon General warnings around in prominent places, like "Smoking is harmful to your unborn child" or "Smoking causes lung cancer"
If it still insists on smoking, then take away it's pocket money... and follow it to the shop to find out who is selling to minors... and report them...
Seriously, it may be a slight ring problem, or valve guide seals... once there is some compression behind the rings or seals, or they warm up, the problem goes away... what sort of milage do you have on the bike?
Posted January 31, 2003 - 09:22 PM
though, from you saying that it only happens when the bike sits over night leads me to believe that it is your valve seals. sorry.. (i hope i am wrong) a ring problem would have you blowing smoke like a crop duster.. and would only get worse.. oil is pumped into the head to lubricate it and pools around the valve seals when you stop the bike and then seeps through the seals. when running the valve seals will heat up and then "close up" the tolerance with heat expansion.
again, i hope it is the pistons, since that is a very simple job that you can do yourself..
Posted February 06, 2003 - 05:33 PM
Posted February 06, 2003 - 07:51 PM
OTOH if it is valve seals, maybe kicking it over purges the oil that has seeped past the valves into the cylinder while it was sitting.
I'm a lot of help, aren't I?
Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it until it starts smoking continuously or using oil. With such a relatively new bike I can't imagine the valve seals or rings already needing replacement. I don't think I've ever heard of someone having the seals go bad.
Posted February 10, 2003 - 06:15 AM
My bike probably has 3000 miles on it, I am religious on oil and air cleaner maintenance.
Hate to admit it,,,I think we are due for a piston and ring set up. But I agree with the others and won't consider this until the problem gets worse.