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1984 gl 1200a smokes after a few minutes of warming up. does not smoke when first started. 44000 miles

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From this bit of info i would guess the valve seals are leaking due to the age of the bike. this is assuming oil smoke (bluish), not gas smoke (blackish)

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1996 Mustang Cobra white smoke at Idle

If you have white smoke coming out of the exhaust after the car warms up then you have coolant getting into the cylinda white smoke after start up when the engine is cold is normal intill everything warms up

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1984 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade Gold Wing pumping white smoke out the exhaust

Hi, Paul 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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Oct 05, 2011 | 1984 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade Gold Wing

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THe bike starts and runs well. AFter it warms up I get white smoke occasionally from the tailpipes. AFter cooling down, I can start it again and its clean. No other known problems yet

You are dealing with a rich condition when you get the white smoke. If you park the cycle on the side stand , then start it you will get the traditional puff of smoke which goes away after a minute. In your case you have either a sunk float or stuck/dirty/worn float needles. Ethanol fuel is very hard on black plastic floats and has been known to ruin them on a regular basis.The floats and needles have been replaced on all three of my GL1000's. The only proper fix for the condition you describe would be to pull the carburetor rack out the motorcycle, disassemble, clean the carburetors, and replace the both the floats and the float needles. This should restore the GL back to smoke free, except of course when you park it on the side stand.

Apr 02, 2011 | 1982 Honda GL 1100 Aspencade Gold Wing

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Smoking when first started up but a few min. later does not smoke

This happens with all wings if you put them on the side stand. If you use your center stand instead you have to deal with the problem.

Jun 06, 2010 | 1984 Honda GL 1200 Aspencade Gold Wing

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Problem with cold start and blowing smoke, runs fine after warm

You may need a tune up if its been longer than 12,000 miles since the last one.

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I have an 84 honda goldwing aspencade and when it sits for a day or two it smokes when i start it but quits smoking after it warms up. ANY IDEAS ?

Yes, the piston rings are starting to wear allowing some oil into the cylinder when it sits idle .There are some things you could do such as switching to a high mileage oil that is specially formulated to help or maybe an oil additive. The bike still runs great i'm sure and will probably run for years before any major work needs done. hope this helps

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Bike smoking

You have oil getting past the valve guide seals.

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Subaru turns over but will not start and engine smokes.

I wont ever buy a car unless i know i can fix it. and depending on the price. if its not running i will never buy a car from someone i dont know for more than 100 bucks depending on condition of car. i dont care how much work has been done.

now on to the can smoke for a number of reasons but the only way to check any real problems is if it runs. could be improper head job, could be turbo seals, but car would run with poor seals. check plugs for oil burning, but these are not very easy to check. subarus are not cheap to fix. so with that good luck.
im not a fan of these due to expensive parts cause its a subaru. unless there is something real special about this car i would walkaway


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