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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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White Smoke From Exhaust at Idle/High Temp

I recently bought a 2003 600rr and did not discover this problem until this week (first bike / novice mechanic). White Smoke begins to come out of my exhaust when I am stopped and the engine temp is around 224 (F). I do not ever see the engine temp go above 226 (F) and it reaches the 210+ fairly quickly. I have been told by google that it is probably the head gasket that is the issue but I wanted to get some more opinions on the issue. If there are tests that I can do to verify where the issue is coming from that would really help.
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White smoke can be indicative of burning coolant. Keep and eye on the coolant level or you can do a compression test. Additionally u can pull the plugs and check their condition to see if it's running lean. I'd bet on a suspect head gasket.

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Check your coolant level also. May fill it up and re check it after riding.
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Honda uses layered steel gaskets, either the head is warped or cracked between cylinders 2 and 3 common with bad rad fluid maintenance and coolant freezing in the winter or it was abused seriously

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