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Old 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Bike running on 1 cylinder and smoke.

So this morning my bike was having a hard time starting and I couldn't figure out why. Also when I was trying to start it towards the end I saw some smoke coming from the right side plastic pod thing that sits towards the front of the frame. What could that have been?
And earlier (about 20 minutes ago) I went outside to see if it would start and it did but sounded funny and after about 30 seconds of idling I put my hand next to each cylinder and the horizontal one was hot and the vertical was cold. So obviously it was running on 1 cylinder. What can I do to fix it? And just to get a question answered is it alright to still ride it or would that be bad?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just got the vertical cylinder running again but I was still curious about the smoke coming from the right pod. It only happened once but I'm just curious as to what it was.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably a backfire. The pods are a place for the carbs to vent through. Basically the charcoal canister of the day.

Glad you got the cylinder running. You used me favorite high tech method of diagnostics.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ohhhh, that makes sense. I saw there were lines running from the carbs and wondered why. Thanks! And yeah, I remembered you had mentioned that in another thread and decided to use it. ha
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