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Dec 09

Posts: 2

VTR firestorm smoking exhaust

Hi, I've just started up my VTR after its been sitting around in the cold for a fair few fews and it started first time! (the good bit) However, when i stopped the engine, there was  white smoke out of the right hand exhaust which carried on rising out for a few mins after stopping?!

I've never noticed this before but i also usually dont start it cold in a wind free place such as the garage..?

Should I be worried at all or is this normal after a winter? (condensation etc..?)

Help appreciated! Thanks!


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  • Posted 5 years ago (27 December 2009 17:40)

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Feb 08

Posts: 1952

Sounds like...

...a perfectly normal engine,and more than likely just condensation. You should see the smoke from a freshly prepared bike straight from the crate. lol

If it is a problem,it would be a leaking head gasket allowing coolant into the combustion side. However,it would also smell obvious,and over a short period of time the oil would become very creamy.

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Apr 07

Posts: 997

gizzabreak says:

White smoke

is condensation.

Water has collected somewhere and is just burning off as the engine heats up, much like a kettle boiling water.

The time to worry is when you get black or blue smoke that doesn't go away.


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Mar 09

Posts: 8933

jaffa90 says:

White smoke

I had this years ago on a blackbird:shock: no worries if it`s coming out more on one can.:biggrin:gizzabreak you have shocked me with giving an informative reply.  

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Dec 09

Posts: 2

some smokings not bad.

Cheers guys, I can sleep again.

The family will be happy now I wont have to sell the kids presents. :winkie:

Much appreciated.



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