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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Question 2000 GL1500 smoking after start up

Finally took my bike out of storage, had to change the battery and got it started. Once it was started, there was smoke coming from the vents in the ferring and then up through the handle bars. Let it run for a few minutes, shut it off and made sure it was on the main stand. Started it up a few times since and no smoke. I was heading out for the first ride of the season, letting the bike warm up and started smoking again. I will assume a seal but not 100% sure.

Any ideas and if so, how to repair?

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Normal,

don't get too worried about it.


it has sat a long time, and oil seeped into places it normally won't be.
sounds like you left it on the side stand?


if out of the fairing, it is water droplets from hoses that shrunk when they got cold.
as soon as the engine warms up, they will be just fine.....


but, you might want to open up the plastic and cinch down on the hose clamps...
I read very recently that removing a clamp, and taking the thread spacer out, and grinding off about 3/16th inch from its' length is helpful....


that spacer prevents you from over tightening the clamps and ruining the hose.
but, after 30 years, the hoses are getting a bit old.



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Thank you, It was stored on the main stand.
It smells like something is burning (almost like rubber, I may be mistaken).
It starts with smoke coming out of the fairing and then a lot more up through the handle.
You are saying if I let it run it will dissipate?
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Normal,kinda embarrassing at times but this flat motor has done that since 1975
Never had it come out of the fairing though.

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thanks,

I will let it run for a bit then and see.
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Mine leaks a little coolant if sitting for a long while, after warmed up once no more leak. Might be coolant you smell....

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If you smell something burning and see smoke, well that sounds more serious to me.

Where are you located? You should have that in your profile so someone close by might be able to drop in and check it out for you.

It might be that mice have built a nest against the exhaust header. Depending on their building materials there may be a potential for a real fire. Or, yes, it could be oil from the shift shaft seal dripping onto the exhaust.
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Restarted it, let it run for a bit...no smoke...took it for a little jaunt....no smoke. Still not sure about it then.

Located in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Anyone near??
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Maybe whatever it was burned off.

If it doesn't come back in the next couple of years, you'll probably be okay.

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