white smoke from exhaust

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by fight4yourrights, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. fight4yourrights

    fight4yourrights New Member

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    Hi
    I have a homebuilt softtail using a 1988 88inch evo motor. I bike has been sitting for the last two years. I changed the oil and started it. I get normal exhaust from the rear cylinder but I get puffs of white smoke from the front cylinder. When I shut the bike off I get a trail of white smoke from that cylinder. The plugs are black and slighty wet. Should I let the bike run a while with the choke off and see if the seals swell as everything gets lubricated or is it something more serious?
    Thanks for you help on this
    Fight4yourrights
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Did you also change the gas out?
     
  3. Hoople

    Hoople Account Removed

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    I would not turn a screw before I performed a leak down test for a problem such as this. Once you know the engine is fundamentally sound, you can roll up your sleeves.