Join Date: May 2008
Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA
Model: 2008 Gl 1800 P premium Audio
Paul I have a 96 gl1500 se & I can tell you That If you are worried about a little smoke then your going to spend a lot of Money on you Bike onlt to have it happen again ! Its Like this I had a gl1100 Interstate & It only had 10,000 when I got it & It smoked & I asked Afew techs & They told me not to worry about it ,& When I traded the 1100 in on the gl1200 SE-i it had 58,000 on it & it too smoked & then I asked a few techs again & They said the same thing don`t worry about it & Then I got my gl1500SE & It too smokes when Left on its side stand & Sometimes when I put it up on the center stand ! When I got my 1500 it had 40,000 miles on it & Did it then & does it now @ 95-96,000 miles So this is what you can do when you ride your bike right before you shut your bike off Put it up on the centerstand & It will not smoke but always put it up on the center stand & see if this helps & Like I said your other 2 options are like this (1) Don`t worry about it & (2) Take your heads off of your bike & Redo the valve guides & Valves & This will cear up your smokeing for a little while maybe alittle longer & Then it will start to smke again Hey its the nature of the beast ! Also some of the 1800`s also smoke so the choice is yours !
All good things come to He who waitith if he workith like hell while he waitith !