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Ok so i am a new rider, though i have had some ideas around riding a motorcycle but none about fixing them. So i thought i should get one for myself.

So i went ahead and bought myself a 2017 Honda rebel 500 from an old veteran which was rode only 1400ish miles. He said he did the regular oil changes and the oil looked clean. I rode the bike and it was smooth as new, even my friend did it.

Later we stored it and the next morning when i started it , it gave off a cloud of white smoke. I thought it was just condesation and rode it like a mile. Later in the day i went to fill up the gas and on the way back my friend kept telling me about the light smoke he saw. Later in the night i start it at neutral and there a cloud of smoke making its way out.

I see the coolant levels were low on the resovior tank too but the light never came on. Today i thought maybe it was the air filter but it looks pretty okay. i put it back and the white smoke is still there but the engine want to die as soon as i rev it even a little.

Later i tried starting it to hear for any engine noises but now it wont even come on, all i hear is the started motor cranking and white smoke.

looked at forums and all i see is head gasket or spark plug or idk what. Now i don't believe that old man blew the head gasket out, yet i am very confused and having a bad time. I am pulling it to the mechanic tommorow, and i have no idea on how much is it going to cost. I am a noob and its easy to scam me of course, plus i thought i bought it in a deal , but for now it looks like pretty done for .

if anyone has any idea, even the slightest of it , i would love to hear it.




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Would take a look at your crankcase breather tube, take the stopper/plug out of the end and run any fluid into a container to see if its emulsified , then have a look at your spark plugs for wet.
 

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I have no tools to get in that sir

and update the bike now stopped starting totally.
 

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I tried opening the bottom part but looks like its pretty tight, the tube lukes pinkish however and some liquid that came out was clear and with barely any smell, as for the spark plugs i have nothin to take it out at all
 

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Well one good thing is that if there's no water mix in the oil from the breather pipe, the head gasket could be intact, do you get a strong petrol smell from the bike when it was running?
 

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Right, white smoke could also be running very rich, if you know someone who could take one of your plugs out to check it ,that could be an indicator if the plug is "sooted up" showing how rich its running
 

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Yeah i knew a guy and we kindof tried to take the plug out but it was too tight and we couldn’t pull it out.
Again lacking in tools for the entity here.

i will be there by the mechanic when i take It there at least till the spark plugs come out.
As it was one of my main hitlist too
 

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update the spark plugs were out, but the smoke still continues, my mechanicn said there is a problem with the fuel injection system maybe, lets see how deep is it gonna burn
 

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update - sometimes the simplest things cause a problem thought majot, the gas in the tank waas bad, so he drained it all, redid the spark plugs , checked the compression and boom thats all.
 
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