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Smoking 1000RR

Hello all, its been a long time. I've got an 05 1000RR 14000 miles with an akropovic race full exhaust and the rest stock. The bike has been freaking amazing! i was doing some assertive country road riding with my wife riding behind me and she noticed an unusual amount of smoke coming from my exhaust. Has anyone else noticed this or do you think I have a problem with my bike? Last oil change was 2000 miles ago and using Castrol Activo synthetic oil. Other then the smoke the bike is running perfectly.

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Re: Smoking 1000RR

You need to determine if it is smoking while accellerating or decellerating. Also, is the smoke white or brown or blue?
Does it have a sweet smell?

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The smoke was on decelleration and it was whitish/gray, not sure if there was an odor with it. I have checked the bike for leaks and found nothing. I'm thinking it may be due to carbon build up because this was only after a really hard high speed run. Time to change the spark plugs?

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I had the same problem at Gratan. took the air filter out when I came back to find out they where quite oily... I think I put a little too much oil the last time I changed it. I changed it again recently but I don't know if it help.... would need someone to follow me for a ride.

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Re: Smoking 1000RR

a friend noticed mine did that shortly before I did my last oil change and it went away after that. I have a freind who's a honda tech, and actually knows his stuff; and his first reaction when told about it was "time to change the oil"
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Re: Smoking 1000RR

All that work and you could've just bought a G1k.

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Re: Smoking 1000RR

Ya, because Suzukis don't blow-by when you overfill the oil. They just go faster.

And then there's this asshole...
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The smoke was on decelleration and it was whitish/gray, not sure if there was an odor with it. I have checked the bike for leaks and found nothing. I'm thinking it may be due to carbon build up because this was only after a really hard high speed run. Time to change the spark plugs?
Only on decell is a classic valve guide seal problem.

The whitish grey conserns me a bit. Try to get a smell of it. If it is sweet smelling, it is a indicator of coolant leaking into your exhaust through the head gasket.

If it were brown smoke, it is an indicator of too rich fuel mixture.

Blue smoke = oil. It can also be confused with whitish gray.

Coolant is usually a briliant billowy white.

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I had the same problem at Gratan. took the air filter out when I came back to find out they where quite oily... I think I put a little too much oil the last time I changed it. I changed it again recently but I don't know if it help.... would need someone to follow me for a ride.

The passenger sure does have some bad-ass leathers and boots
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Re: Smoking 1000RR

Excellent comments guys. I think I'll change the oil and air filter and see if the smoke continues. If it does then I will look into the at the head gasket.

I only have 2 more months until my warranty expires so I have to find the problem sooner then later, but with the way the bike is running I seriously doubt there is anything wrong with the motor. After all it is a honda.

Thanks again for the help!!!

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Re: Smoking 1000RR

my 02 954 (with 5500mi) puts out a little puff of white smoke when its cold. I think that it is just moisture. If I put my hand over the tailpipe for a few seconds, my hand gets moist, and it doesnt smell like gas, oil, or coolant after it warms up, I only get a small puff of light light gray smoke when I open the throttle all the way (so I'm told) by a buddy following me. I think it might be a tad rich right now because I am experimenting with different FI maps for the PCIIIUSB. Another thing to think about, if you have your PAIR valve removed or modified, you might see more blue unburnt fuel smoke.


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I only have 2 more months until my warranty expires

Hello Honda Dealer. I have a smoking problem. Help me stop.

Come on
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Hello Honda Dealer. I have a smoking problem. Help me stop.

Come on
If this is somthing serious then I will absolutely contact my dealer. I've been riding hondas since 1989 and they have never let me down. Remember you get a 1 year warranty for reason.

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Re: Smoking 1000RR

You can buy 4 more years for a reason too...


mine was smoking a bit again today and I think it's running rich. it only seems to be doing it on these 90+ degree days. Thinking I might reconnect the flapper and see if that makes a difference.
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