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PetrolHead
07-31-2007, 02:55 PM
Stopped my bike on sunday and to my horror I had smoke rising from the front part of the engine just under the petrol tank, not good I thought...

On closer inspection I found that there was molten plastic on to top of the exhaust, which was bubbling and smoking away... But for the life of me I could not see where the plastic had dripped from, could not see any molten parts above. I let the bike cool down and had to chip the now set plastic off the exhaust with a screw driver and sand the smaller sections off.

Have driven the bike for another couple of days now and no plastic has emerged from anywhere, the exhaust has remained clean. Photo below is where the plastic was... I now think that it was something that I'd flicked up off the road with the front tyre, but just in case, has anyone else experienced this?

alunj
08-01-2007, 02:45 AM
could a bit of plastic bag or such like got caught on there. I have had that happen.