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Offline Hoozdis

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Burning rubber
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:27:41 AM »
Sometimes ehrrm I park my bike and turn the engine off I can smell rubber Burning. I just took it in for first 500 mile check. Mechanic says nothing is wrong. Puzzled here :187:

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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 03:57:02 AM »
Rubber burning? Like for real? Or a light smell that sorta fits the description but not really. I mean, when they are new they do give off a distinct smell, especially if they get wet. But definitely not a burning rubber smell - that's intense.
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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 12:35:30 PM »
Sometimes that smell can be related to some substance or other that might have been thrown up by the front wheel onto the exhaust. The headers and collector get very hot indeed.  Residual oil burning off the collector after the service ?

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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 01:33:46 PM »
The smell started before the service so I told the dealer but they found nothing.

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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 01:45:57 PM »
I agree with Griff and Icy... probably not rubber.

Start mouth breathing until you hit 1k miles and re-evaluate!
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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 04:34:12 PM »
After a dealer service, I found the two rubber drain tubes that lead from the fuel tank filler misrouted up against the CAT (exhaust system). They should come out of the frame by your right footpeg.
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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 04:34:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
After a dealer service, I found the two rubber drain tubes that lead from the fuel tank filler misrouted up against the CAT (exhaust system). They should come out of the frame by your right footpeg.

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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
Mine sometimes has a slight smell- I call it a "hot" or "electrical" smell after a ride in the wet when I have used the heated seats.

Only then.  Never when the heated seats are used and it's dry.
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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 01:26:18 AM »
The only thing that can burn something is the exhaust, inspect the whole system, any drains tubes etc that might be touching or flapping around.

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Re: Burning rubber
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 02:38:09 AM »
I have burned my right boot on the exhaust pipe before, if I scoot my foot back too far on the pegs. You’ll see a tell tale sign up burned rubber there.
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