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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 11th, 2008, 6:41 am Thread Starter
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Lots of SMOKE (not the usual one) ???

Hi guys

I'm kinda worried as the bike had a lot of smoke tomorrow evening as I was going back from work

I stated it as soon as I turn the engine ON. There is 80% of the time some blue smoke but there it was just A LOT ! It ran blue all the time I checked for any sign over the bike ? I mean that's probably as long as 5 minutes ...

I checked the oil level before departure, it was fine. Tomorrow when I get home and this morning it was fine too.

Any ideas ?

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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 11th, 2008, 7:46 am
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Is it possible someone knocked your bike over in the parking lot and then picked it back up? I once dropped my Lt in a parking lot and when I rode away it smoked like holy heck for at least 5 miles. I thought I blew up the motor!

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post #3 of 3 Old Jan 11th, 2008, 8:33 am
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It doesn't seem uncommon for LT's to smoke upon start up or under full throttle, especially the older ones. Sometimes it seems dependent on cold weather, with cold being worse. It might depend on the position of the pistons when parked.
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