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Blue smoke Got a used bmw r 1200 and finally got it running.....enough to see some blue smoke from the exhaust. Bike needs usual maintenance items but how much do I want to put into the bike considering the smoking problem? The engine sounds good while running (still could use a little carb cleaning) but the smoke concerns me. Is this common on Nighthawks? As long as I keep an eye on the oil, is it even anything to worry about?

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Blue smoke is probably oil smoke, as you figured. Now, how long did you run the bike once you got it fired up? Did you ride it? I'm wondering only because if you just fired it up, seen the smoke and didn't ride the bike, the oil smoke could have just been oil build-up in the cylinders from sitting and could clear up with a few miles. If you did ride it and the smoke persists, then you probably have worn rings/scored cylinders/leaking valve stem seals. That can be overlooked if it is not too bad, and you keep an eye on your oil level, like you're thinking. If your using a liter oil oil every 100 miles or something, then you might want to consider a rebuild if you plan on keeping the bike and sinking a bunch of money into it. It all depends on the severity and your personal comfort level with the situation.

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I have a BMW R1200GSA - 2016 model - 2000 klm on the clock i Start up the bike and i have a huge cloud of smoke coming out the exhust. Dealers cant advise what is wrong nor diagnose the problem.


Hi, Denis if you take your bike to a dealer for a specific issue that costs outrageous amounts of money only to have the same problem 2 days later your situation is not unique unfortunately and it is a double edged sword. First, you suffer the emotional stress and frustration of spending all your hard earned "Drachma" and your bike does not get fixed. Second, comes the realization that not only are the technicians incompetent but also the service manager for not doing anything about it, this isn't rocket science, it's a glorified lawn mower engine with extra cylinders and carburetors sometimes. You need to put an end to all the double talk, dancing around the issue, and a "we don't care" attitude, but how you ask, very simple you exercise the "nuclear option" go back to the dealer and ask to speak to the owner or general manager if the owner is not there, then with a straight face and polite voice you ask him/her if they can provide you with the name and contact phone number of the person at your brand motorcycle headquarters in your country that can recommend a repair facility that will fix your bike because your local dealer either can not or will not. I guarantee you that is all the grease you need to get someone to light a fire under the proper persons rear end to resolve your issue "toot sweet" Your instrument gauges and lights can alert you to most electrical and engine issues they can not warn you about failed engine gaskets or seals so your engine has to resort to old fashion alert methods of colored "SMOKE SIGNALS" here is a breakdown of their meaning:
1. COLORLESS OR SLIGHTLY BLUE SMOKE on start-up means your air/fuel mixture is at the right composition and everything is well burnt in your combustion chamber.
2. BLUE SMOKE on start-up is usually caused by failed valve seals dripping oil into the combustion chamber when the engine is not running.
3. YELLOW OR BROWNISH SMOKE at start-up means your air/fuel mixture is too lean. Too lean means that there is low fuel but high air mixture in your combustion chamber.
4. WHITE SMOKE on start-up may be caused by a blown head gasket allowing coolant to enter the combustion chamber and may start dripping out of the exhaust pipes or mufflers. Smoke while riding is usually caused by worn out or damaged valves, seals, guides, pistons, rings, or cylinder walls.
5. BLACK SMOKE on start-up is usually caused by too much fuel in the combustion chamber this can be due to air/fuel mixture adjustment too rich, accelerator pump improperly adjusted, faulty choke/enrichner or not in the off position, air filter dirty and clogged, faulty carburetor float needle and seat, pilot jet too large, fuel injectors leaking, smoke while riding is usually caused by the main jet being too large or a damaged carburetor.
It should be noted that aggressive or abnormal throttle operation will cause these conditions to manifest themselves exponentially.
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Light white smoke coming from exhaust


Hi, Anonymous for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Problem with petrol mixing with oil


OPPOSITE IN THEORY NOT GETING ENOUGH GAS HENCE YOU BLOWING SMOKE BURNING OIL AND UNLESS 2 STROKE YEAH YOU HAVE A BAD CARB FUEL INJECTOR AND POSSIABLE ENGINE DAMAGE YOU CAN CHECK BY SEEING OIL/GAS MIX OFF EXHAUST

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Dear All, My Name : TSN Prasad My Bike : Hero Honda Glamour 2011 KM Covered : 1250, First Service Done at 540 KM My Problem : heavy White smoke arrives only when engine is Cool Sir, my bike exhaust heavy...


Hi, TSNP your instrument gauges and lights can alert you to most electrical and engine issues they can not warn you about failed engine gaskets or seals so your engine has to resort to old fashion alert methods of colored "SMOKE SIGNALS" here is a breakdown of their meaning:
1. COLORLESS OR SLIGHTLY BLUE SMOKE on start-up means your air/fuel mixture is at the right composition and everything is well burnt in your combustion chamber.
2. BLUE SMOKE on start-up is usually caused by failed valve seals dripping oil into the combustion chamber when the engine is not running.
3. YELLOW OR BROWNISH SMOKE at start-up means your air/fuel mixture is too lean. Too lean means that there is low fuel but high air mixture in your combustion chamber.
4. WHITE SMOKE on start-up may be caused by worn out valve seals or a blown head gasket allowing coolant to enter the combustion chamber and may start dripping out of the exhaust pipes or mufflers. Smoke while riding is usually caused by worn out or damaged valves, seals, guides, pistons, rings, or cylinder walls.
5. BLACK SMOKE on start-up is usually caused by too much fuel in the combustion chamber this can be due to air/fuel mixture adjustment too rich, accelerator pump improperly adjusted, faulty choke/enrichner or not in the off position, air filter dirty and clogged, faulty carburetor float needle and seat, pilot jet too large, fuel injectors leaking, smoke while riding is usually caused by the main jet being too large or a damaged carburetor.
It should be noted that aggressive or abnormal throttle operation will cause these conditions to manifest themselves exponentially.
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What type of oil should i use for my engine/gear oil / final drive for my rt 1200 08


First, you did read your owners manual right? The manual lists the BMW approved oils for your bike. It is also important to use the correct quantity of oil in the engine, this is listed in the manual too.

I use Castrol Syntec 20-50 for the engine and synthetic gear oil (90 weight) for the trans and final drive.

Oct 22, 2010 | 2008 BMW R 1200 RT

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On my BMW 94 1100rs the oil was full, no longer than two months ago, it did leak at all and tonight i noticed i was not reading at all in the little circle window thing. I put in two qaurts and still...


You must check the oil with the bike level on the center stand is best.

Were you checking the oil with bike on side stand?? If so, your oil level is now much too high.

If it consumed two quarts of oil, you would notice lots of blue smoke from the exhaust.

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Exhaust pipe comes out white smoke when start bike on side stand


Continuous or just for the 5-10 seconds.
If continuous you may have oil seeping past your pistons oil rings or valve guides oil seals.
Check your spark plug see if they are fouled badly (covered heavily and oily) or just covered by oil and sooth lightly.
If 5-10 sec it is normal as the engine is heating up there are normally a little oil seeping past the seals.

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Bike is smoking. Was not running for aprox 2+ years. Carburetor fixed and all o-rings replaced. Bike started and and is very heavy on fuel and is smoking. Please help


If it is black smoke you have not cleaned, adjusted the carbs correctly. If white smoke then you have oil entering the combustion chamber and or exhaust.

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The black smoke is a tell-tale sign your running rich , this is confirmed by your fouled plugs. Possible simple item: is the choke stuck on? If not I expect you'll need to dig in to the carbs, give them a good rebuild and retune them.
I hope this may have helped,
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