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Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tdj45, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. tdj45

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    I have a friend with a 1997 road king his problem is he's having to add a quart of oil in between each 3000-mile oil change. also when riding with him i notice alittle smoke off his right side muffler when he downshifts. any ideas?
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Maybe time to change the piston rings. Do a compression test dry, then redo with a teaspoon of oil. If the compression rises significantly most likely bad rings. How many miles are on the engine.
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  3. tdj45

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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Valve seals and guides:s
     
  5. billyd1

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    I have an old engine that needs valve guide seals and it also shows the smoke on startup 'cause the oil runs buy the seals into the combustion chamber while sitting.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Lots of Shovels came from the factory with NO valve seals LOL:s