Re: No side stand smoking
Originally Posted by fpmlt
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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