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Old 02-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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Smoking (another thread!)

Evening/morning/afternoon

I have been doing a little reading up on the smoking issues of the LC8 engine and need some opinions please.


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So it an 04 model with 17,500 miles - not had the crankcase breather hose update or any of the SAS removed.
The bike is blowing smoke when warm and rev'd hard and does pop on the decel. Its not noticeable when riding or when its just idling and i have not noticed any loss in oil - in fact it was overfilled when i picked it up for a local bike dealer(max level on the dip stick) so will the smoke does not smell of oil.

So reading in to other threads i have so far seen the following possible causes:
Crankcase seal - I am going to order the balance shaft seal and the fit the valve to the breather hose. I will also check the carb boots for oil.
GRP 2-1 exhaust - Front header pipe can come lose so will check
SAS - could this be a contributing factor?
Valve clearances - I do not know if they have been checked as I did not get any service history with the bike. My local KTM dealer did say it is on their system and there is history with it. - could out of spec valves be the culprit?!

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Old 02-17-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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If the bike is overfilled it will smoke. The last ride I had on my 04' 950 I thought the oil was low so I topped it off and it smoked for a long time. By the end of the day the level was where the bike was happy at and no more smoke. I would do a complete service on the bike if it's new to you, (go to the "How") 17K is nothing as far use. Have fun.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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If the bike is overfilled it will smoke. The last ride I had on my 04' 950 I thought the oil was low so I topped it off and it smoked for a long time. By the end of the day the level was where the bike was happy at and no more smoke. I would do a complete service on the bike if it's new to you, (go to the "How") 17K is nothing as far use. Have fun.
I have took the oil level down to 1/3 of the dip stick. I was thinking of servicing it to be fair. Like i said the oil level was right up past the max mark and when I picked it up the garage had put a new tyre on the rear but had installed the rear spindle the wrong away around - not much confidence in their mechanic!
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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There is no wrong or Wright for the Axel. Just preference.

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Old 02-18-2014, 12:24 AM   #5
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There is no wrong or Wright for the Axel. Just preference.

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but it looked wrong!
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