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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 11th, 2008, 8:45 pm Thread Starter
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I understand how and why the LT will smoke on startup after being placed on the side stand, but I'm curious if ALL lts do this. Mine did when I first bought it, but not any more. Yes, there is oil in it, I checked. I recently injured my right hand and can't lift the bike onto the center stand, so resigned myself to the smokey starts. On my last four start ups, no smoke. How common or uncommon is that?
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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 11th, 2008, 9:03 pm
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I understand how and why the LT will smoke on startup after being placed on the side stand, but I'm curious if ALL lts do this. Mine did when I first bought it, but not any more. Yes, there is oil in it, I checked. I recently injured my right hand and can't lift the bike onto the center stand, so resigned myself to the smokey starts. On my last four start ups, no smoke. How common or uncommon is that?
I think it is very common to happen in spells. I also think a lot of us have discovered that it won't smoke if you hold the bike vertical for about 15 seconds after turning off the engine before putting it on the side stand. It gives it time for the oil to return.

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Re: No side stand smoking

Like Ron said, It is not how long the bike is on the side stand that causes smoking but rather how long after you shut down before you tilt it over to the side stand. Draining the oil is the key.

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Re: No side stand smoking

Well ,I never use the side stand...or the center stand for that matter (;-Ľ) & mine will smoke ever once in a while on start up ? ...So go figure...

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I understand how and why the LT will smoke on startup after being placed on the side stand, but I'm curious if ALL lts do this. Mine did when I first bought it, but not any more. Yes, there is oil in it, I checked. I recently injured my right hand and can't lift the bike onto the center stand, so resigned myself to the smokey starts. On my last four start ups, no smoke. How common or uncommon is that?
The trick they taught us here to allow the bike to stand straight for a few seconds after shut down works EVERY time. Maybe, without noticing, you are in the habit of lingering on the bike, perhaps removing your gloves and gear, and stumbled upon this neat trick by accident?
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post #6 of 6 Old Apr 12th, 2008, 4:22 pm
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Re: No side stand smoking

I suspect from my 99 that it is random and has to do with the position of the rings or pistons at shut off.
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