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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-31-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Low oil - worry?

Hi!

For anyone living on the central Great Plains:...

Do you get white smoke coming out of your Gixxer exhaust after you first start it this time of year? I store mine outside... since I took it out of storage, it smokes beginning about 30 seconds after it's started but goes away after water begins to spit out of the muffler (the smoke smells like heavy exhaust). It sounds like condensation to me, but the thing I'm worried about is it looks like right before storage, the stealership might have under-filled my Gixxer's oil by a little bit. They also changed the coolant and oil pan. In the oil glass, besides having been a little low (the top of the oil level would begin to show in the oil window when tipping the bike onto it's right side), the oil is clear synthetic like it should be (with a few black flecks of crud). I've topped it off to 2/3 of the glass (accidentally but I'm not going to let any out - one cracked oil pan is enough >< !) today. The bike wasn't smoking before storage. I did ride it home from storage and then again twice for roughly 10-15 minutes each direction beore noticing it low. No hard riding and no oil light. Should I be worried about permanent damage??? I'm probably worrying too much, but there's always that little voice that keeps you worrying no matter what (especially after seeing smoke ;p ).....

Thanks much in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Low oil - worry?

Never mind, stupid question - answered it myself when starting up a day or two later (also answered by someone else locally prior to posting - extra peace of mind by asking the masses ~)... all looks good. Sorry for the inconvenience >< !.....

(I worry too much, too ~_~ - darn!)
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