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May 12

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curty409 says:

Burning smell

Hi, It's my first time posting here but I'm having a problem (or not) with my bike. I have a 2000 Peugeot Speedfight 49cc.

When riding it today after i pull up i smell a weird burning under the seat compartment where the coolant cycles through.

I changed the coolant earlier on in the week for rock oil complete engine coolant. I havn't noticed an increase in temperature on the thermostat but it is going up with use.

It hasn't been used since 2009 either as it was declared SORN so maybe that could be the reason why it is doing that with it not being run?

Thanks for your help in advance


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Sep 07

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James600zx says:

Stinky Peugeot Speedfight.

I don't know where the various bits are on a Speedfight but two thoughts spring to mind. First, perhaps you spilt a bit of coolant during the change and it is burning off on the exhaust. Second and more serious, electrical components can smell of acrid burning plastic when they die. Have a look for melted connectors in that area, particularly at the regulator/rectifier.


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