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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 26th, 2013, 9:04 pm Thread Starter
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smoking K1200GT

I hope I don't have a major problem!
My 2003 K1200GT has been producing white exhaust smoke on start up. Not every time, but more after the bike has not been started in a week or so. The last time I started it, it kept smoking, quite a bit, until it warmed up completely. I took it out for a pretty hard run with no perceptible issues. I let it sit for about an hour and it did not smoke when started.

Anyone experience this and/or can you tell me possible problems?
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Re: smoking K1200GT

Was it on side stand or center stand? I have heard someone say if you park them for a period of time you should use center stand or it will smoke a little when you start it so I always use center stand when ever it's going to sit over night or more
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post #3 of 3 Old Aug 26th, 2013, 11:30 pm
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Re: smoking K1200GT

Blue smoke-oil-probably just from sitting on side stand. White smoke-water/antifreeze-not good.

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