Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Milford NH & Oceanside CA(N San Diego)SoCal USA
Model: 2008 GL1800 Level 4
Welcome to the forum!, where are you located, you didn't put that in the profile, the picture looks like New England. Did you just get the bike or how long have you had it?
edit: Looks like NH plate. I grew up in Amherst & Milford
As far as the smoking it could be oil getting past the rings or the guide seals** on the side stand, try putting it on the center stand and see if it smokes on startup. I would tend to think it oil from the seals first. Is the bike running right other than the smoke at start up? Might not be the carbs. These have been known to smoke on left bank on startup after sitting overnight or longer. Give us a little more info to help diagnostic eval.
The carbs are not real hard to rebuild if it comes down to it. There are threads on it, Good instructions from Randakk on rebuilding the carbs as well as parts.
Keep us posted, give as much info and do ask.
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