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Old 11-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #24
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Bike Issues

Sounds like maybe a bad stator, but I am thinking you replaced it? Could be ignition coil I suppose?

As for the smoking, it may be valve stem seals, an/or valve guides going bad. An 85 XR6 I have smoked on startup all the time, and after running it really hard on a few day trip, it actually got a lot better (carbon buildup helped, maybe?). I recall reading to only use OEM seals, because other rubber from cheaper gasket sets doesn't hold up to the high heat from these engines.

Keep riding on!
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