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Burning oil white smoke 2004 1200 sportster - 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

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Hi Anonymous, you need to perform a leak down test to determine why. Good luck.

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 Sportster Hugger that burns a lot of

The problem is not timing. The problem is the piston rings not working as they should. Chances are the cylinders need to be re-bored or honed at the least. New pistons and rings will solve only the constant smoking. The smoke when starting is oil leaking past the valve guide seals. When the pistons and rings get done, get new seals in the guides or totally new valve guides. Have the vale faces re-lapped as well. When you are done, you basically have a new engine. Change oil more often. Dirty oil is what caused the problem. Please rate my answer. Thanks!

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The problem is not timing. The problem is the piston rings not working as they should. Chances are the cylinders need to be re-bored or honed at the least. New pistons and rings will solve only the constant smoking. The smoke when starting is oil leaking past the valve guide seals. When the pistons and rings get done, get new seals in the guides or totally new valve guides. Have the vale faces re-lapped as well. When you are done, you basically have a new engine. Change oil more often. Dirty oil is what caused the problem. Please rate my answer. Thanks!

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