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2001 vt 750 shadow blowing white smoke 1 cyl is dead seems like raw fuel out exhaust has spark and new plugs seems like carb is loading up took apart card and diaphram seems in tact float works properly so im kinda at a loss

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White smoke is usually burning oil.

If you have a dead cylinder, then you may have poked a hole in the piston, allowing the combustion chamber to burn oil.

If your piston is not ruined, then your rings are. If you are "puking" or burning an excessive amount of oil, then your rings are bad, cylinder may need re-honing, or you may need valve guide work. Good luck.


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