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My 2004 gsxr 1000 smokes (oil) when started but if i keep the bike strait up it does not, it happens cold or hot? im thinking valve seal what do you think.

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That is what it sounds like to me.

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Symptoms of worn rings badly worn rings time for a rebuild sorry.

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You must always gone the bore when replacing rings. Not only does it allow the rings and bores to seal perfectly, it also removes the burnt on none stick oil coating that is preventing your new rings from bedding in. Given time the smoking should stop.

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The oil getting black is it doing it's job of keeping the engine clean, and the oil consumption you mention would not necessarily be cause for concern on an air cooled engine, especially in a warm climate. Is it possible this condition existed before all this work was done? If so, I'd suspect a carburetor problem, an over rich mixture, possibly because of a faulty float valve or the float itself contaminating the oil with raw fuel, especially if the bike is left on the side stand without the petcock being turned off.
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Burning oil

Most of the time, when you first start your engine and it smokes, then the smoking slows down after the engine gets hot; this is a sign of valve seals, because the seals get softer when they are hot and re-seal themselves. If your car smokes all the time, hot or cold this is sign of bad oil rings, because of the oil being forced up past the oil rings, into the cylinder.

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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.
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The oil sits in the head after the engine is cut off and leaks around the seals into the cylinder.
When you start the engine it burns the oil and sends the smoke out of the tailpipes.
It does not hurt anything much if it is not to bad.

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