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post #1 of 8 Old Feb 3rd, 2008, 4:30 pm Thread Starter
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Smoking Like a Freight Train

After taking 11 months to rebuild by Lt after hitting a large dog and having the tow truck driver destroy my bike I went out for the first shake down drive today. I have only started it a few times over the past year, I was prepared to see it smoke some but I just drove to the end of my street and back because it was horrible.

I had done a cannesterrectomy and thought maybe I did that wrong, put it back and now I wonder if I have done that right. Am I missing something obvious? Could this a year worth of "drainage".

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post #2 of 8 Old Feb 3rd, 2008, 4:32 pm
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Is it white smoke, black smoke??
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Mine did the same thing a few weeks ago. I rebuilt it after a wreck. Hadn't been run more than 10-15 seconds in the prior 6 weeks. For a mile it smoked something terrible. With no breeze it made a huge cloud down the street. Didn't notice for a half mile until I noticed some kids hollering on the sidewalk. Looked in the mirror and just wanted to crawl away.

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Could be a year's worth of sitting on the side stand.
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Mine did the same thing a few weeks ago. I rebuilt it after a wreck. Hadn't been run more than 10-15 seconds in the prior 6 weeks. For a mile it smoked something terrible. With no breeze it made a huge cloud down the street. Didn't notice for a half mile until I noticed some kids hollering on the sidewalk. Looked in the mirror and just wanted to crawl away.

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But it quit?

To answer the color, looks just like the "normal" smoke after it has been on the side stand.
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My LT would sometimes smoke for more than a couple of miles or so after sitting on the sidestand quite a while. Just take it out and ride it and see if it eventually clears. I'm sure it will. Should have nothing to do with the canisterectomy.

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But it quit?

To answer the color, looks just like the "normal" smoke after it has been on the side stand.
After about a mile.

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After taking 11 months Could this a year worth of "drainage".

Ideas?
I bet when the bike was on it's side a fair amount of oil drained into the exhaust.

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