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Yesterday I rebuilt the carbs on my (89) GL1500 and immediately after starting it up the engine started smoking very bad. It is coming out both banks and it's so bad, oil is actually dripping from the left side exhaust near the side stand. What did I do wrong?I can't find any hoses crossed but there must be something I missed. I appreciate any suggestions.
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum any chance you droped something down the inlet manafold when you removed the carbs also remove the plugs and see what there like
 

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I covered the intakes with a rag. The engine runs strong, no hesitations or skipping. I just put new plugs in yesterday also. I'll pull all the plugs and check the condition.
 

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are you sure it's not a too rich condition? make sure your carb float pistons aren't stuck
and the float bowl gaskets are not leaking.
 

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Is there an easy way to check the floats. I did check the floats when I had the carbs apart and verified they were set to 0.300 in. The smoke is a solid blue smoke and it's definately oil dripping from the exhaust. I thought that maybe I routed a breather hose to a vacuum line by mistake. It's almost like it's sucking the oil directly. I'll definitely check everything tomorrow when I resume the investigation. I've had it for tonight.
 

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Hi Nic any news on this prob
 
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