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It's worth a shot before you start taking bits off. White smoke is usually one of the following (from Haynes manual):


- Piston oil ring worn, broken or damaged

- Cylinders worn, cracked or scored

- Valve oil seal damaged or worn

- Valve guide worn

- ENGINE OIL LEVEL TOO HIGH (I reckon it's most likely this)

- Head gasket broken between oil return and cylinder

- Abnormal crankcase pressurisation


They're all pretty much to do with burning oil, which is why I reckon it'd be the engine oil too high. Saying that if it's only from one exhaust it might not be. Have you checked the exhaust gaskets to make sure the corresponding one(s) for the culprit exhaust aren't worn or damaged? It's probably something simple and easy/cheap to fix like that...(famous last words :wink: )

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Or you sure its not just a build up of water mate when idle which causes steam ...does your exhaust have a bleed hole in the back box like the nc30 ? if so check it aint blocked :cheers:

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generally white smoke is steam from water and not to much to worry about, blue smoke is oil.


If it clears after a couple of mins on tickover its fine mate.

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It does ave a bleed hole, will double check to make sure it isnt blocked.


Thanks guuys :) i dnt think much to worry about and as its left out side while we are waiting for a garage in our area this would be the problem.


Josh

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It does ave a bleed hole, will double check to make sure it isnt blocked.


Thanks guuys :) i dnt think much to worry about and as its left out side while we are waiting for a garage in our area this would be the problem.


Josh

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put a cover on the bike to stop water getting in the exhuast, (or a condom, sounds silly but it works..,)

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ye and great fun when your lass finds the half used box :wink: :lol:

 

Or you forget to take it off and you ride down the road with condom blowing up bigger and bigger on your bike as you pass the infants school :lol:

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:laugh: oh dear, that's so wrong but you can't help but laugh!

ok use a small plastic bag an a laccy band, then...



thought you lot might find this funny.... PMSL

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White smoke would seem to indicate condensation,,

either that or you've been elected,,, POPE

This would normally be preceeded by several days of black smoke so it's more likley to be any of the above except the Pope bit....................................................or did you get any black smoke before the white :?:

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