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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2016, 11:00 am Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, , Canada
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Help! Maybe oil from oil change in the airbox

I may have put too much oil in oil tank before starting up bike after oil change and this may have gone into the airbox.

The bike is smoking blue only on startup.

How much oil might have gone into the airbox and how long will it take to work its way through? I have restarted it many times after leaving for a day and it still burns oil on startup. Especially if I flick the throttle.

Should I take out the airbox and inspect for oil ? If so is this easy to do?

The reason I want to get on top of this is that warranty expires in April and maybe my bike is burning oil for real

2012 K1300S
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2016, 6:51 am
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Location: Ramsgate KZN, , South Africa
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Hi Dennis..I recently purchased a used 2009 with 40k on the clock...did a service and used synthetic oil..since then I have noticed the same thing and have been told that the puff of smoke at start up is due to the synthetic oil ...?

FYI ..too much oil in the tank cannot get into the air box !
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