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Old 01-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #98
Love those blue pipes
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Originally Posted by duck View Post
Tilt it to the right for a little while after you turn it off and before you put it on the sidestand. This allows a lot of the oil behind the pistons to drain back into the sump so there's less oil to seep past the rings and will be a lot less smoky on startups.
K- bikes may do that a lot but my airhead R80RT has chucked out smoke on start-up only once in 20,000 miles and the oilhead has never done it. I frequently park both on their sidestands.
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