Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Re: Oil residue found in airbox
All good advice above. But I would suggest since the bike is new to you that a good hard run for a few days won't hurt. There may be some carbon build up in the rings of that cylinder. The RS is known for having carbon problems if not run reasonably hard. Your bike is "old". I would start on long term maintenance if it has not been done. After you sort out your smoke problem, get new brake lines, look over your ignition cables for indications of high voltage leakage. That sort of thing. And flush the brake system. If the previous owner used non synthetic oil you might want to go back to that. One good thing, finding oil in your air box rather than dripping down the engine block on the right side means your breather hoses are okay for now.
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