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MY 1983 SUZUKI GS1100E SMOKES ONLY WHEN COLD COMPRESSION IS WITH IN 5 POUNDS OF 165 LBS ON ALL 4 CYLINDERS AND HAS LOW MILES WHAT COULD BY THE PROBLEM?

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The oil in the crankcase creaps up on the inside of the engine when set on the side stand.(usually the left side smokes) Try parking on center stand.lots of older bikes do this.

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