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Small puffs of blue exhaust

My '03 seems to be running with a bit of a hiccup at idle & I've noticed that when I first start it, sometimes it puts out a puff of blue smoke and does the same if I rev the engine slightly. I've also noticed that I get a puff of blue smoke as the engine comes down from the same rev, typically only to about 4 or 5k. I'm wondering if this is serious and what I can do, if anything. Does this all makes sense?
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blue smoke is indicative of oil burning. I am not sure but I would look into getting your compression checked to make sure your rings are still doing the job. You might be getting small amounts of oil into your block through the rings.
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Thanks for the tip...do you know how involved replacing those rings is...does it need to been done by a mechanic or could I do it this coming winter?
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Thanks for the tip...do you know how involved replacing those rings is...does it need to been done by a mechanic or could I do it this coming winter?

How much of a mechanical background do you have? And what do you have for tools? If you don't have the tools or can't borrow them, take it to someone who has the tools.
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How is your oil level?
How many miles on the bike?
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check your intake for smurfs...

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I've go about 4200 miles on the bike...I'll check the oil level and for smurfs...thanks, wouldn't have thought of the smurfs
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If you're asking how involved it is, you probably need someone to do it for you. Not trying to be an ass just saying.


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I would check for the midgets with hammers! They always mess things up. I usually just take away their hammers.
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