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Old 10-02-2010, 08:13 AM
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For the last 2 days, I've noticed this burnt smell in the front when I'm sitting on my bike and leaning forward/down. I don't know exactly where it's coming from. I first noticed the odd smell when I got out of work 5:30 in the AM, (VERY MILD RAIN). I thought it would go away but today again I smelt it. Could t be the clutch is going out? Thanks in advance for any suggestions or ideas.

Hope it's nothing too serious
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:45 AM
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A leaky radiator will cause smells too. Whatever it is, find it fast!
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:56 AM
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It could be a wiring issue. What kind of smell is it?
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:54 PM
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Zero: I wanna say rubber but I highly doubt that, I'm definitely gonna look more into it. If it is a wiring issue, where would be the best spots to look at? my pops is a genius with wiring. That what his job revolves around all day.

Gotcbr: Thanks for the suggestion, I don't think I have any leaks though.

yellowcbr: Thats true, but it has 27,xxx miles on on it already. The previous owner/s could've been poppin it up, nd wearing out the clutch easy, it doesn't feel as stiff as my brothers RR, even when adjusted. Also, I'll look into a small oil leak, I'm aware of the location of everything, I did an oil change a couple weeks ago and replaced it with top quality synthetic racing oil/K&N filter. I'll look into it again though if something may have gone loose.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm gonna look into it today. I just wanted to see if there was anything specific you guys had in mind right away.
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:46 PM
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water on the exhaust manifold will smell weird for a few minute until its dry ...
 
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:28 PM
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jus read this thread, i've also noticed a sort of burnt smell but like wires or plastic, ill jus keep riding, i dont think its anything serious.
 
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:13 AM
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coo, coo. Thanks for the input guys, Oxyg3ne, if you're right, that may be what was causing the smell. However, the next day was a normal day, and started it up and smelt it a bit so I'm still unsure. Manny, yeh, I'm doing the same thing until I finally get some time to look into it. Very busy these days and I love riding as my main transportation <3

P.S. Today, I didn't smell it at all, before and after work.. so +1 so far.
 
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:40 PM
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I'm starting to think it was just oil on your headers.
 
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Zero1080 View Post
I'm starting to think it was just oil on your headers.
Well, the oil change was done about a month ago, and it never made a smell since 4 days ago.. so I'm not sure if it's from that. If it possible for oil to drip if the oil change was all done correctly, and tightened right? hm
 

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