Motorcycle makes me smell like exhaust

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I have an 1982 honda 250 custom, it has pipes on both sides of the bike, they end at the rear axle. It has had a full tune up with plugs, carb cleaning and valve clearance etc. After I ride it I smell like engine exhaust. Its not a problem for a short trip like just over to my frineds house or work and back. But if I go for a ride for 15 minutes or so, or do a lot of errends sometimes I have to change my clothes. Anybody else have this problem or know anyway to cut down on it ?

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jacksonc wrote:I have an 1982 honda 250 custom, it has pipes on both sides of the bike, they end at the rear axle... After I ride it I smell like engine exhaust... I have to change my clothes.
Hmmm...

I don't understand, does the bike smoke?

Are you standing behind it for any length of time while it's running?

Do you always ride with a strong tail wind? :shock: :lol:

Or maybe there is an exhaust leak up front somewhere that's stinkin' up your clothes??? :roll:
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#3 Unread post by jacksonc »

Nope I don't spend a lot of time next to it while its stoped. There are always winds in Nebraska, but its only at your back sometimes. Its just a smell like what you get from a lawn mower, or an old beater truck. I leaned it out some with the pilot screw and it didn't seem to help. I don't think the pipes leak it is pretty quiet and it puffs out the pea shooter hole in the baffle really well. I'll have to check them better I guess.

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i ride naked until i get where i am going then put on my clothes because of this.
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Smellin' like a scooter tramp is a good thing................ :wink:
It's what we are.......... :laughing:
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#6 Unread post by mydlyfkryzis »

Is it exhaust or fuel smell?

Maybe your tank has small hole in it or one of the carb vents is leaking (might need float valve and needle).

Can I assume the exhaust isn't leaking ?
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#7 Unread post by 9000white »

it is what it is.they aint like cars with tomato juice cans to catch the gas vapors--no catalytic converters.stand behind any old car before they had all that stuff and they smell the same way.
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#8 Unread post by honda599 »

Yes for sure we all smell like exhaust, whether it's coming from your own exhaust pipe or other cagers. Try standing in a room of smokers and see how you turn out.

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anti perspirant goes a long way! :laughing:

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i love the smell my bike gives off.
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err... prehaps its the exhaust from the car in front
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I have never noticed my clothes smelling of exhaust.

Greas, oil, gas, sure, but not exhaust.

Probably is from the vehicles around you, not the bike you are riding.
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I have a 1981 CB650C and I get the same thing. I'm fine if I don't have to sit at too many stoplights. The exhaust likes to be blown back towards me when I'm stopped and under calm conditions it seems to disperse straight up. I'm also pretty sure there is a tiny hole or gap in the exhaust on my right side. It's pretty rusty on that side like someone had to reconnect the muffler to the pipes. Are your pipes in good condition?

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#14 Unread post by Aggroton »

i have an 82 yammy and the same thing happens to me...except i love it...i call it my moto musk.
thats a sweet bike.

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you can buy the bike fume smell at the BMW dealer but at 100 dollars an ounce I'm sticking with old spice
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What was the problem again? 8) :laughing:
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This problem has plagued me for a few years - I have '82 Yam Maxim 650. I always assumed problem was area of vacuum surrounding me because of windshield (large fairing with skirting) but maybe it's just my bike model...I see someone else with an "82 Yammy" chimed in on this thread too. It is indeed a pain - I've learned not to ride to places where it matters what I smell like when I walk in.

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#18 Unread post by HYPERR »

I wear a backpack and the all the exhaust smell is absorbed by it. :laughing:
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#19 Unread post by NorthernPete »

Wow. Talk about digging up an old thread. Lol. This one was made when I just signed up pretty much. Lol. As for exhaust smell, well, you want bad, take up snowmobiling. I allways smelled like I'd been hanging out in a locked up garage after a ride on my sled. Its a good thing though.
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#20 Unread post by momule »

I prefer the scent of diesel exhaust but my gal likes gasoline exhaust better. Go figger...
Since she's the one who owns the goods I usually defer to her.
I don't see a problem here...
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