Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Antonio
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White smoke from stock exhaust
So I just picked up my orange 08rr saturday in this miserable San Antonio rain we've been having. It went into the back of my truck and came home to the garage. Stayed there in the garage through the nasty day yesterday too, and today the sun finally came out so I took her for a little spin.
I first noticed this when I picked the bike up Saturday, because even though they had a week to get the thing inspected, it wasnt done when I arrived so the shop guy took it across the parking lot to the jiffy lube. As i watched him ride back, there was white smoke coming from the exhaust but it was cold and rainy so I just figured the engine was cold.
Today, I cranked it up and let it get up to temp and for the first little while, no smoke. After a few minutes, when the actual temp started showing up on the dash, the smoke started coming from the pipe. I figured it would go away shortly, but it kept coming out for about 5 miles worth of riding before it went away. The engine temp heated up to 160-170 degrees fairly quickly but the smoke stayed for a while. I figure its just that same smoke that comes from your car on a cold day when your engine has been sitting, but I wanted to check and make sure. I already dont have full faith in the guy/shop I bought the bike from, so I hope this is nothing.
Its a stock exhaust, but I'm not very familiar with the RR since i've been riding an F4i so maybe this is just an RR thing. Alamo Cycle isnt open on mondays, but I think i'm going to bring it to them to get it checked out.
Thanks for your input/advice ahead of time!