Question about Suzuki Motorcycles
I was riding my 1986 suzuki gs550es3 when all the sudden I started losing power drastically. Then it began pouring out smoke from the pipes. I let it sit for a few days, drained the carbs and it fired right up, smoked for just a minute then seamed to run fine except it still had little power. whats wrong with it?
You probably broke a cylinder ring. The cylinders are dry when you haven't started them for a while and sometimes that extra friction catches a ring just right and breaks it. A break in the ring kills compression and therefore power. Also the ring allows oil to come up from the oil pan into the combustion chamber where it doesn't burn and you get all the smoke.
Run a compression check on each cylinder by putting a compression tester in the spark plug hole. If one reading is a lot lower than the average...you found your culprit
Posted on Feb 26, 2015
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