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:coollep:i just purchased 1985 goldwing interstate 1200

when i start it up i get blue smoke

is this a serious problem and can it be fixed

bike has 81000 clicks
 

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I'll bet you only use your sidestand and blip the throttle before you shut it off Try the centrestand smoking will prob stop

lots of threads on this here

Neil
 

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Welcome to the forum!
This is common on Goldwings.
My '85 Aspy does it sometimes. Keep check on the oil level. If it's not using oil, don't worry about it.
Oh, and just be carefull not to start up around non-wing riders. They just don't understand!
 

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:waving:Have an 82 1100 Aspencade that does the same thing, :weightlifter:
 

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I have a 77 gl1000 same thing, some times it's a little puff other times it looks like I'm fogging for bugs, but clears out fast, If you shut the bike off while standing straight up, and let it sit like that for about 30 sec. that seems to help, It must let the oil drain back down, and not into the cylinder.
 

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Hi!

UsuallBLUE smoke means that Your pistonrings are worn or Your valveguides are worn. :(

Itcan also depends on that there has come to much oil in a cylinder (under the piston). You easaly see that if it smokes more from the left exhaust pipe than from the right one. If so You get oil in the cylinder when You park Your wing on the sidestand. ;)

If You get BLACK smoke it means that Your chokemekanism will give the engine too muck gasoline. :?

Regards

Thomas / Sweden

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Hi thecub, welcome to the nest. If the smoking goes away after a few minutes riding, then it's hardened valve stem seals. This is very common on all 4 cylinder Wings and even on the GL1500. The seals just give up with age, no matter how low the mileage.
 

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thecub wrote:
its it hard to replace seals
It's normally a cylinder head off job, but there are tools out there that allow you to keep the valves steady without removing the heads. We had this subject before but I can't remember the search string.
 
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