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Old 10-02-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Oil in the exhaust...

So my SO has a '06 suzuki boulevard cruiser. I recently changed the oil on it and she complained that it shifted rough so she added more oil in it. I think she added too much oil in it because the sight glass is now full whether the bike is tilted or level. I started seeing oil leak and I rode it today and smoke and oil are coming out of the exhaust and it has no power at all. Moreover, the bike is usually get around 120 miles to a tank and it ran out of gas on 65 miles.

I'm thinking I got a blown oil seal or ring. I want to take it some where so they can look at it. My question is whether it is safe to ride it to a mechanics. I don't have a trailer or access to one... What do you guys think? TIA
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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Do not ride the bike till you drain the oil down to the correct level.

The airbox is probably full of oil, that's why you're seeing it come out the exhaust.
Once you've drained the oil down to the correct level, you'll probably need to clean the airbox and possibly replace the air filter.

If you need any help, give me a call tomorrow at the shop.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Do not ride the bike till you drain the oil down to the correct level.

The airbox is probably full of oil, that's why you're seeing it come out the exhaust.
Once you've drained the oil down to the correct level, you'll probably need to clean the airbox and possibly replace the air filter.

If you need any help, give me a call tomorrow at the shop.
Thanks Patrick. I'll do that tomorrow for sure.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's very important NOT to overfill the oil. Hopefully, after you do all that, all will be ok.

I feel for ya, though. I'm sure it went down like this:
S.O.: Honey, did you change the oil on my bike yet? I asked you to do this last Wednesday, and it's already Friday!
You: No honey, I've been real busy with work, and I just didn't get .....
S.O.: Well, do I have to do it myself?
You: I got it.

Oil Change ensues...

You: OK, it's done.
S.O.: OH THANK YOU, SWEETY! You're so awesome!
You: No problem. Take her for a spin. I'm gonna go to the store and get a few things. I'll be right back.

You do your errands, then come back home 30 minutes later.

S.O.: HONEY! WHERE WERE YOU?!
You: Wha...?
S.O.: My bike was running rough, and I couldn't get a hold of you!
You: Well, I must've been busy with...
S.O.: I had to add more oil!
You: You did WHAT?!
S.O.: I added more oil because it was running rough, and now it's smoking and spitting oil out the exhausfs!!!
You: WTF did you add more oil? You completely topped it out!!!
S.O.: Don't even go there... just fix it. Can you fix it, please?
You: Uh, honey... I think the bike's fvcked up. This is not good.
S.O.: I said don't even go there. It's your fault.

Am I close?

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Sounds like you need to take the bike by and let a mechanic look at it. Better to be safe than sorry!
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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Do not ride the bike till you drain the oil down to the correct level.

The airbox is probably full of oil, that's why you're seeing it come out the exhaust.
Once you've drained the oil down to the correct level, you'll probably need to clean the airbox and possibly replace the air filter.

If you need any help, give me a call tomorrow at the shop.
Patrick, will this get it to the shop or back to running status? Just curious cause i also have a Boulevard.
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from what i have read hand been told they have a issue with the oil in the airbox, and with it being over filled then i am with patrick, the air box is full of oil, and its chocking out the motor,

drain some oil
clean the filter or replace
clean air box
and check your plugs !


i dont think it will her the bike but deff let Motorcycles Unlimited take a look !
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Patrick, will this get it to the shop or back to running status? Just curious cause i also have a Boulevard.
I don't think this is an issue specific to the Boulevard. It could happen to any motor, if you overfill the oil in the crankcase.

I also heard that the oil may get "foamy" because air can get trapped inside with the resultant being air bubbles throughout the oil. If this is the case, then I believe you need to drain all the oil out, then add fresh oil back in.
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I don't think this is an issue specific to the Boulevard. It could happen to any motor, if you overfill the oil in the crankcase.

I also heard that the oil may get "foamy" because air can get trapped inside with the resultant being air bubbles throughout the oil. If this is the case, then I believe you need to drain all the oil out, then add fresh oil back in.
that's oil aeration. That's from too high of an oil level, that the crankshaft drags in the oil and 'froths' it. It can cause major damage, since 1.) air compresses and 2.) air doesn't lubricate your moving parts. It doesn't necissarily mean that it needs to be drained, the bubbles will work themselves out, assuming the oil level has been fixed.
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that's oil aeration. That's from too high of an oil level, that the crankshaft drags in the oil and 'froths' it. It can cause major damage, since 1.) air compresses and 2.) air doesn't lubricate your moving parts. It doesn't necissarily mean that it needs to be drained, the bubbles will work themselves out, assuming the oil level has been fixed.
Cool. Thanks for the clarification.

And epofhouston, I hope you don't mind my little script above. I realize that this is a serious problem. I'd be for a little while, but soon enough realize that we all make mistakes. So I figured I'd interject a little humor, via my script, to lighten things up a bit! She was just trying to be helpful, and she's your S.O., so just remember... if she says it's your fault, then just roll with it. It's better than this or this
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It's all good. But it was closed to what actually happened. Of course, it was my fault. It always is. Thanks for everybody help. The bike has less than 4k miles on it so I hope the engine didn't get damaged
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