Question about Suzuki TS 185 Motorcycles

1 Answer

HI, I have a Suzuki LT80, it starts ok but it smokes like hell and there dosnt seem to be much compression what could this be? thanks.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 642 Answers

It seems you have worn rings and/or barrel and piston. You will have to get the barrel off the engine to ispect. Unbolt the carb and exhaust from the engine. Unbolt the 4 nuts on top of the head. Remove the head and barrel from the engine. Inspect the piston for scoring and wear. Remove the piston by removing the circlip next to the gudgeon pin. Do not drop the clip into the engine.(stuff some clean rags in the engine under the piston. The gudgeon pin can now be pushed out of the piston and the piston removed.Have the barrel and piston measured for wear.
If you're on a tight budget you can replace rings only but this is a penny wise pound foolish solution. You'll have the same problem in 2 months time.
It is best to rebore the barrel and fit an oversize piston and new rings. The barrel can also be resleeved but this is a more costly option and should only be exersized if you cannot obtain an oversize piston.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What's the difference between the suzuki lt50 or suzuli lt80?

The 80 has more cc's. It is physically larger. A 2 year old can ride the 50.

Apr 09, 2016 | Suzuki Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have a suzuki gs 500e 1990. when the i try aind

Two possible answers here,
1, The starter motor is stuck and the click is just the sound of the relay.
2, Not enough power in the battery to turn the motor over, the lights/horn etc may still work but the starter takes a hell of current from the battery and there may just be not enough to turn it over.

Oct 19, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

I have a 92 f150 5.0 when i start it white smoke comes out of the exhost then it has a blueish tint to it when i give it gas it dosnt respond right away then it starts tring to die. if anyone knows what...

Black smoke is too much fuel. Blue smoke is burning oil.
White smoke is a sign that coolant is getting into the combustion chamber. See if your coolant is getting used up. See if your oil is milky, or also getting used up. You can have some tests done to see the condition of your compression test,and a leak down test, to see how good your internal components are holding up.

Sep 06, 2011 | 1992 Ford F150 SuperCab

2 Answers

My youngest son has a RM Z125 Suzuki dirt bike. We have had a hell of a time getting ti started. We consulted several resources and they all said his carb was gummed up and needed to be taken apart and...

Hi Check that the kill switch is connected to the ignition & is working OK
There may be a carbon deposit on the head which is glowing red hot thereby igniting the fuel like a diesel (without a spark) The other possibility is dieseling by over compression (at 14:1 compression petrol self ignites) but that is not very likely

May 06, 2011 | 2003 Suzuki RM 125

1 Answer

Hi ive got a 2003 rm 250 ive just changed the crank shaft seal and the bike is still smoking but not as bad cud i have oil in my packing in my back box of my exhaust or have i another problem? And the bike...

I would suggest doing a compression check and checking the results against your manual (should be at least 165PSI or so. Low compression will make the bike run rich which would make it smoke excessively. It would also make it hard to start and run poorly with low power. New rings could do wonders.


Feb 23, 2011 | 2003 Suzuki RM 250

2 Answers

My sons suzuki LT80 starts fine but but wants to stall out when I give it throttle

could be carbon deposit on the spark plug '' '' a bad coil or cdi unit '' '' clogged fuel pipe '' '' clogged jets in the carb '' '' clogged exhaust pipe

Oct 20, 2010 | Suzuki LS 650 Savage Motorcycles

1 Answer

Suzuki GV burns oil

valve seals will not cause this kind of oil consumption, a scocred cylinder wall or broken piston ring will, not sure on the head gasket, does it have a combustion gases present in the radiator surge tank or bubbles while running? if not the head gasket is probaly ok.

May 28, 2009 | 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

586 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4899 Answers


Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides