Burning Smell?

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I was on my way to work today and left the bike idling to warm it up. I never warmed up the bike before, I would just start with choke on and ride her gently for a few miles. But today when I left her idling and started riding; I smelled something burning. A sort of burning plastic aroma. I pulled over and a minute amount of smoked rose up, grayish color. I went back home and put her in the garage.

I took off the fairings, first time to see her naked. She's wonderful with the plastic on and off. I couldn't see any signs of where the smoke or aroma came from.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

-- mod (mvf4s@excite.com), July 14, 2000


Probably just my paranoia. I rode her again and no smoke or aroma. I'm gussing smoke was brake dust and smell, dunno? She's running perfect.

-- mod (mvf4s@excite.com), July 14, 2000.

I had the same,just ones. my fairing on the right side under the engine is a little burnt by the exhaust pipe.Just on the inside and it is now not smelling more and not burning so i don't care about it. greetings, Ben

-- Ben P (duc@rendo.dekooi.nl), July 14, 2000.

did you ever look your documentholder under the seat? Mine melted partly due to exhaust heat !!

-- kris (khwb851@hotmail.com), April 15, 2001.

the burning smell is your wallet ,since you could have bought an r1 and a trailer in florida for the money you blew on the mv....hardy har har

-- t.o.myers (hotrodsporty69@aol.com), December 14, 2001.

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