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Author Topic: White exhaust when cold  (Read 1054 times)

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Dean Williams

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White exhaust when cold
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:14:32 AM »

Hi all...

I'm looking to get back on a bike soon... I took a test ride on a 2010 Vulcan 900. The bike only has 2,500 km on it (1,500 miles), which is great, but suspicious. When I took it out, it blew white smoke out the exhaust for a few minutes... Then stopped once it was warmed up.  Could this be a problem?  Head gasket maybe?  Seems like the bike is brand new, but been sitting for 7 years.



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Re: White exhaust when cold
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 19:43:05 PM »

How cold was it when you rode it? The head gasket would get worse with a longer run, not better.  ALL engines will blow out water vapor you can see on a cold day...What did the exhaust smell like? You can easily detect antifreeze in the exhaust.
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