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08-21-2018, 09:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-21-2018, 09:48 PM by jefsmk.)
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Smoke at Idle and Small Oil Leak
Have a new (to me) 2002 v-star 650 with a couple minor issues (I hope). First when the engine is hot and at idle, quite a bit of smoke come off the right hand side of the bike. I think it's coming from the exhaust outlet area (first picture attached). There's that oil looking black crust that seems kind of hard. This is just on one cylinder too, other looks normal.


Secondly, when parked there are a couple small oil drips. Seems to happen initially after riding, then stops. Some pictures of the underside of the bike here (balance of pictures). Hard to tell exactly where it's coming from.

Any ideas??

Thanks for the help!
Jeff


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08-22-2018, 09:32 AM,
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RE: Smoke at Idle and Small Oil Leak
Hi ,check the valve cover front and rear the O-rings go bad you can get them cheap on bike bandit online also check if the bolts on the timing chain tensioner cover are tight it looks like a silver button with a bolt on each side if it's tight and still leaks change the gaskets clean all with brake clean and recheck .hope this helps let me know. ?
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09-06-2018, 08:40 AM,
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RE: Smoke at Idle and Small Oil Leak
(08-21-2018, 09:46 PM)jefsmk Wrote: Have a new (to me) 2002 v-star 650 with a couple minor issues (I hope). First when the engine is hot and at idle, quite a bit of smoke come off the right hand side of the bike. I think it's coming from the exhaust outlet area (first picture attached). There's that oil looking black crust that seems kind of hard. This is just on one cylinder too, other looks normal.


Secondly, when parked there are a couple small oil drips. Seems to happen initially after riding, then stops. Some pictures of the underside of the bike here (balance of pictures). Hard to tell exactly where it's coming from.

Any ideas??

Thanks for the help!
Jeff
Hi Jeff how did you make out with that oil leak problem
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