Home Search Login Register  

User Information

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 26, 2016, 04:34:27 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: White smoke on cold starts - Now with a video  (Read 587 times)
Az-
Frequent poster
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 466



« on: January 29, 2014, 10:33:58 AM »

I've always had white smoke when i start my bike, never really worried about it, just imagined it was normal. It's not loads of smoke but a noticeable amount. As you rev, more smoke comes out. Is this normal for cold starts?

I'll also add that once the bike is warm the smoke completely clears and the bike runs smooth although when cold (and i think i take the choke off to early sometimes) it doesn't rev as freely.

As i said above, I wasn't really bothered about it until a friend said it could be a concern.

Edit: I'll post a video shortly.

« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 22:11:00 PM by Az- » Logged

Previous: Honda CBF125, Honda NSR125 JC22, Suzuki Bandit 600 Mk2
Current: Suzuki GSXR 600 K3 & Honda CBR954RR-3 Fireblade
www.birminghamweekendwarriors.com
Az-
Frequent poster
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 466



« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 10:39:07 AM »

Well i just went to record a video and the bike started without choke and isn't smoking, so i'll probably have to post a video tomorrow morning when it's a bit colder.
Logged

Previous: Honda CBF125, Honda NSR125 JC22, Suzuki Bandit 600 Mk2
Current: Suzuki GSXR 600 K3 & Honda CBR954RR-3 Fireblade
www.birminghamweekendwarriors.com
B4ND1TJOHN
Forum Sponsor
Extreme poster
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3865



« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 10:59:35 AM »

If it was water cooled you might have something to worry about but I don't think it can be much to be concerned about as it's oil cooled (I'm taking it that we're talking about a mk2 600), if it's a water cooled and it's not loosing water it'll be condensation  notworthy
Logged

GSFBEN1200
Hull based
Global Moderator
Extreme poster
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 10304


Project 'aRSe Bandit' in progress


« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 11:10:04 AM »

Hot gases meet cold air, same as condensation when you breath
Ifnits got a slight blue tint to it then id be worried
Logged

flange
Forum Sponsor
Power poster
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2005



« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 12:05:06 PM »

Normal mate.Just took a pic of mine.
Logged

kenb
Forum Sponsor
Extreme poster
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13253



« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 12:05:46 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.
Logged
ori
Guest
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 13:27:46 PM »

Perfectly normal for this time of year, as the bike warms up, the smoke/steam should stop.
Logged
fatblokeonbnadit
Extreme poster
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 10398


Dont be nasty, have a pasty......


« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 13:50:00 PM »

I wasn't really bothered about it until a friend said it could be a concern.



Like Ken said ( in a roundabout way as always Grin) your friend is an idiot. its condensation icon_thumright icon_thumright
Logged

Dont be nasty have a pasty, Dont be shy have a pie..................................................
Bugsplatter
Medium poster
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 201


All I need is my bandit and the open road


« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 14:08:27 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.

 Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor Rolling on Floor

In all seriousness its just this time of year and the cold air. Its normal and fine Smiley
Logged
Az-
Frequent poster
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 466



« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 15:24:44 PM »

Its a very serious issue you have there. White smoke and mates don't mix well.

Suggest your mate seeks immediate attention to his knowledge of engines.

Ride and enjoy.

 Rolling on Floor haha, that made my heart drop when I started to read that but it ended in a laugh lol

Well I managed to get a video of the smoke, which ill post anyway when I get home
Logged

Previous: Honda CBF125, Honda NSR125 JC22, Suzuki Bandit 600 Mk2
Current: Suzuki GSXR 600 K3 & Honda CBR954RR-3 Fireblade
www.birminghamweekendwarriors.com
GSFBEN1200
Hull based
Global Moderator
Extreme poster
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 10304


Project 'aRSe Bandit' in progress


« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 15:34:59 PM »

Just look at cara in the morn, by your mates logic, there's a lot of cars that need attention lol
Logged

Az-
Frequent poster
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 466



« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 16:52:03 PM »

Here's the video: http://s789.photobucket.com/user/AzAndBikes/media/banditsmoke_zpsafe107c7.mp4.html

The smoke isn't as thick as it looks in the video (crap camera)

Thanks for all the quick replies too Smiley
Logged

Previous: Honda CBF125, Honda NSR125 JC22, Suzuki Bandit 600 Mk2
Current: Suzuki GSXR 600 K3 & Honda CBR954RR-3 Fireblade
www.birminghamweekendwarriors.com
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

TinyPortal v1.0 beta 3 © Bloc
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.14 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!