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I have a puff of smoke when starting after it sits awhile only when its on the side stand.

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This is an indication thatthe valve seals are starting to go bad. The fix is to pull the head and swap old seals for new ones. While the head is off, now would be a good time to re-seat the valves and de-carbon the head and pistons. How far do you want to go? New piston rings and a fresh honing of the cylinders would be nice.

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