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gmower 06-11-2010 06:04 PM

Bike Losing Compression & overheating
 
Help, my 2001 Honda 650XL seems to run fine on the road & around town, but I am losing serious compression & I am getting white bursts of smoke whenever I climb a hill. The engine seems to be much hotter after a ride than usual....This sounds like some kind of engine ring/seal problem, but I am no mechanic....I've had 3 of these Honda in the last 20 years and this is the first engine problem I have ever experienced....Does anyone have any ideas?

MOKE1K 06-12-2010 06:25 AM

Get a compression tester and test it to be sure. I am assuming you've checked your oil level right? Is it a noticable loss of power? How many miles does it have? Do you have it maintained regularly? Do you ride it regularly? And is that everyday or every week? Or every month?

Diagnoses on line would seem similar to poking your manhood around in the dark at a strangers house. Please give us some history. Oh and if anyone here asks, just tell'em you have a manual!!!

MOKE1K 06-12-2010 06:27 AM

Also you might look at the airfilter and see if any debri may have made it past the filter and is scaring up your cylinder.

pplassm 06-12-2010 07:32 AM

Check your valve adjustment, too. Tight vaves could cause this, too.

MOKE1K 06-13-2010 07:20 PM

That would be the next thing Id check.

Kenneth_Moore 06-14-2010 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MOKE1K (Post 243682)

Diagnoses on line would seem similar to poking your manhood around in the dark at a strangers house.

This is a really unique metaphor, Mokely. Please fill us in on it's origin.


Wait, no, don't.

MOKE1K 06-14-2010 07:12 AM

My imagination is it's origin. Scary huh?

MOKE1K 06-14-2010 07:26 AM

Seriously though, It doesn't bother me they don't have a service manual. It's when they are so vauge, and most times don't give any history, year, model. It's like the thousands of calls I used to mistakenly answer.

Example: Hello thanks for calling Cycle Sports this is Moke can I help you.

-Yeah I got a red Suzuki, it don't run how much to fix it?

The_AirHawk 06-14-2010 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MOKE1K (Post 243766)
Example: Hello thanks for calling Cycle Sports this is Moke can I help you.

-Yeah I got a red Suzuki, it don't run how much to fix it?

"How much ya' got?"


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