RC51 Blue Smoke - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
RC51 Blue Smoke

2001 RC51 32,000 Miles

Noticed I have an exhaust leak about 1 week ago along with poor performance. Started tightening the bands around the exhaust joints. Stopped smoking for about 1 day. Started next day blue smoke leaking out near exhaust joints towards rear cylinder. Rev to any RPM and there is blueish smoke coming from both slip ons. In 1st gear bike is very jerky in 6th gear bike will surge at times. Very small blipping/popping in exhaust.

Any suggestions? Having compression test done as I speak...

I'm thinking new top end, and valve job? Is it worth to keep this motor or install newer motor w/ less miles.

Weighing out my options right now...Anything helps. Thanks in advance!
enviousmedia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Duckhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Victoria B.C Canada
Posts: 4,560
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Quoted: 162 Post(s)
Garage
Cheaper to find a motor used if local to you, and install that...motors normally go for from $500-$1000

-2001 Honda RC51 sp1 " Slightly Modified "
-2001 Honda 929RR Erion Edition
DuckHunterComposites
Duckhunter is online now  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
1971allchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: W.N.Carolina
Posts: 899
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Where are you located?? US /hoarders have to SP-2 engines, sitting on the floor....
1971allchaos is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Allchaos- I'm in Tx. not sure what you mean...There are a lot of RC51 Motors out there I know this...
enviousmedia is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
1971allchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: W.N.Carolina
Posts: 899
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I got 2 SP-2 engine/low mileage sitting in the shop floor. WAS gonna offer one to you.... If you were closer to the east coast...
1971allchaos is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anybody have experience buying motor(s) from across the country? eBay, Craigslist etc...?

I found a 2000 SP1 Motor that has 17k miles for $300 plus $200 for shipping.

The deals are out there its just nerve racking buying from someone I have never met and crossing my fingers...
enviousmedia is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 02:45 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Andrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 488
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would refrain from buying across the country. I would want to look at the engine and check it out before forking money over. Spend and pray is probably not the best decision.

|--Honda Racing----| | | '|";,__.
|_..._...__________| |_|_|.....,]
"(@)'(@)""""*|(@)(@)*****(@)
Andrew is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 02:45 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hello anyone i have an sp1 2001 andwhen i rev it hard blue smoke comes out,im wonder if its the valve guides or needs new valve,so waht my best shot here,get anew motor or fix this one with 22k miles on it.... thanks.by the way im in san diego.
willie72 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 09:35 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Duckhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Victoria B.C Canada
Posts: 4,560
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Quoted: 162 Post(s)
Garage
Are you under load when you rev hard ??? If you are under load and pushing blue...... my guess is piston rings.
Is your oil level good ??? Improper oil level can affect things as well.... too much or too little.

-2001 Honda RC51 sp1 " Slightly Modified "
-2001 Honda 929RR Erion Edition
DuckHunterComposites
Duckhunter is online now  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Question blue smoke on the slip on

well I ask a mechanic abouit my rc and he told me isthe fuel regulator,i will start from there and see if the smoke stops ,is anyone knows any site to buy it,is a 01 sp1 ,thanks fellas letme know pls I wanna ride that thing badlly.
willie72 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome