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Sorry if any of this is a repost but I have a few questions about the new ride. First I changed my oil today which I found pretty difficult compared to the other sportbikes I have owned. I took the whole bottom/side fairing off in one piece, is that the only way to do it, or does it come apart in the bottom? Also I noticed today that the bike shutoff after I did the change, and the oil light came on, a little more oil and haven't had an issue since then....is that normal? Also when I was trying to start my bike it started then died and had a little white smoke coming out of the left pipe after it wouldn't start(is it just unburnt fuel or what?) Started up after a few more cranks.....also noticed that my left pipe blows a lot hotter air than my right, the right almost seems like its the temperature of the outside air, but still pushing air out pretty good.....is that normal....thanks in advance for the help, this is the first vtwin I have owned and the first bike I have owned that is FI. So a lot of the sounds I hear on the bike sound weird to me..
 

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The lower cowls are in two pieces (left and right).
They are fastened to the frame with bolts along the lower-most points and to the upper cowl, and with the quick disconnect fastener (Dzus fastener).
The bottoms are fastened with plastic quick-release fasteners at the rear and front.
The lower-inner cowl is fastened to the lower cowls with screws at the front.
Once you get the hang of it, it's no problem.
The best way is to remove the bolts and fasteners and leave the Dzus fastner as the last one. Then "click" and the panel comes off.

If you changed your filter along with the oil, there may have been a moment before the oil filter and oil gallery filled with oil and actuated the oil pressure switch.
If the bike died immediately on start a little wisp of smoke came out the pipe, then it could be a little unburnt fuel.
The left pipe runs a bit hotter due to the bends in the pipe. The right one is more of a straight shot.
 

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The lower cowls are in two pieces (left and right).
They are fastened to the frame with bolts along the lower-most points and to the upper cowl, and with the quick disconnect fastener (Dzus fastener).
The bottoms are fastened with plastic quick-release fasteners at the rear and front.
The lower-inner cowl is fastened to the lower cowls with screws at the front.
Once you get the hang of it, it's no problem.
The best way is to remove the bolts and fasteners and leave the Dzus fastner as the last one. Then "click" and the panel comes off.

If you changed your filter along with the oil, there may have been a moment before the oil filter and oil gallery filled with oil and actuated the oil pressure switch.
If the bike died immediately on start a little wisp of smoke came out the pipe, then it could be a little unburnt fuel.
The left pipe runs a bit hotter due to the bends in the pipe. The right one is more of a straight shot.
I prefilled the filter and it took a minute until it died, it died when I gave it gas....the smoke came after while trying to start it I gave it a little gas. The smoke came out of the pipe after the engine died after barely starting....it still runs fine now though.
 
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