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1000RR Fireblade 2004 issue, Loud Bang and Smoke

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by wobbler, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Hi All,

    I recently went on an overnight trip and the bike had a hissy fit.

    I'd pulled up at a set of temp traffic lights at road works and turned the bike off.

    After a couple of minutes it was time to go so i hit the start button and at the instant a loud bang came from the engine follow by a larger cloud of blue some. ( a thousand things went through my mind and none good ).

    The smoke came out both sides of the fairing and was a short puff. for the want of a better description.

    I pushed it off the road and did a quick inspection no oil so after a short time I fired it up and and for the next two days never missed a beat.

    Has anyone else had this happen and if so what was the cause ?

  2. Regulator/rectifier anyone?
  3. I'd get the fairings off asap. look for the melted things.
  4. im not that familiar with your bike but maybe a backfire out the inlet has smoked some oil in the bottom of the air box.
  5. Regulator/Rectifier = electrical ( burning plastic ) smell

    Backfire thru the airbox = burning oil smell
  6. Reg/recs, while they're a common problem with Hondas, don't make a BANG noise. I don't have any better ideas for you though.
  7. wollongong wobbler?
  8. Hasn't happened to mine but look at your header gaskets to see if there still there :?
  9. Granted but could they not interrupt the ignition sequence and cause a backfire?
  10. Unlikely, they just cause (usually a fairly mild) under-charge or overcharge of the battery while the bike's running.
  11. I'd be going with the backfire as a result of shutting down.

    could indicate a small fuel leak or any number of things
  12. Thanks for the advice.

    It only happened once and it's still running like a dream. No strange smells coming from the engine area.

    I've done about 700 k's since so i suspect it may have had a gut full of fumes.

    I MAY have given it some throttle when i hit the start button. It's a habit I have from starting the 1987 GPX 250. no auto choke on the old girl.