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Old 09-24-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Re: 06 K1200GT Exhaust Smell?

If it's an 06, take it to the dealer. It should still be under warranty. First post, by the way.



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Old 09-24-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: 06 K1200GT Exhaust Smell?

Emissions warranties go FAR beyond ridin' the thing off the lot - probably any bike out there that's new enough to have an exhaust catalyzer on it is still under Fed-mandated emissions-equipment warranty. Even if your "soup to nuts" warranty has expired.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: 06 K1200GT Exhaust Smell?

I took a trip from Kansas City to the Tail of the Dragon last year with a group of guys and one of them had a 2006 K1200R. By the end of the trip he was forced to ride at the end of the line because no one could stand to smell his bike. It seemed to occur when he was getting on the throttle (i.e. passing a car). All I can say is it's a great bike, but man it sure does stink! If it were me, I'd lose the OEM pipe setup. It's got to be something in the converter.
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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If the fuel mixture is too rich the catalytic convertor converts unburned fuel to something harmless but which smells like farts.
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:47 PM   #6
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possibly the problem

http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/troubl...g/exhaust.html

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Old 09-25-2006, 03:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: 06 K1200GT Exhaust Smell?

Actually this sounds like a good way to keep tailgaters off your back wheel? Probably should be fixed though.



I agree with the posts above, take it to your shop and let them sort it out for ya. On this new of a bike, it should be covered.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:39 AM   #8
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Yep, that's what it is.
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:58 AM   #9
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Blame the bike if the dog is not around.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:42 AM   #10
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Since when are farts considered harmless?
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