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post #1 of 5 Old 09-23-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question Head gasket??

hey guys again,

Getting alittle bit of white smoke from exhaust when i start from cold with choke on...as soon as the engine is warm its fine, bike runs and pulls just the same

Is this the head gasket going?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-23-2012, 02:30 PM
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its getting colder out, so yer bike is gonna blow some white smoke out.
im not trying to say that you dont have a blown head gasket though.

when its cold out yer bike will sit over night and condensation will gather in the exhaust,so when you start it you will get white smoke. once it clears out you have no more white smoke.
so try running yer bike till you have no smoke them park it in a warmer garage and let it cool off then start it back up to see if you still have white smoke.
usually if you have a blown head gasket you will always have white smoke.
all so you will have loss compression which will result in a loss in power.
also yer bike will over heat.
you can also take yer coolant cap off yer bike and start it, if you see bubbles coming up then you have a blown head gasket or air getting into the coolant somehow.

im guessing its just cold out and yer haveing some white smoke till the bike warms up.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-23-2012, 03:14 PM
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You wont be having H/G problems.Like the previous post states it will just be condensation especially if you keep it in a shed or un insulated garage.My bike also has this white smoke from cold and even has a "milky" look in the oil level spy glass but its definately only condensation.
Most of the other chaps on this site wont have this problem as they are mostly from warm countries!
Dont worry about it just ride it!
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-24-2012, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, the white smoke goes within 30 secs and only does it at early hours in
The morning.

I ride my bike everyday rain snow or sun.
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maybe not actually "smoke" but steam like...??
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