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When I start my TBA and it has not been riden in a few days I get white smoke coming out of the exhausts for about 30 seconds to a minute and then it stops and everything is fine. I have noticed that when it does this that there is a small amount of oil at the tip of the exhaust. Any ideas as to what causes this? Is it a problem that I need to be concerned about? Is there a way to correct it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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White smoke is usually water vapor, most likely from condensation in the mufflers. In a water cooled vehicle it can mean trouble though.
 

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So there is nothing to worry about then?
 

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Thanks for the help man!!
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White smoke on start up could be worn valve stem seals, which allow oil to trickle into the combustion chamber.
Then it probably is just steam unless you've done a lot of Kms or run the engine low on oil.
Try putting you re hand in the exhaust flow when you start it and smell and rub your hands together, you can normally tell if its water or oil in this way, if it feels oily then it is.
 
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