Author Topic: Wood burning smell emitting from my 2014 R1200RT  (Read 377 times)

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OfflineKunkies

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  • 2000 Honda Valkyrie GL1500CT
    • Model/year: R1200RTW/2014
    Came home from work last night, parked my RT in the garage and asked my wife if she smelled word burning. . . "yes, I do".  I determined it was coming from my RT.  Only thing I noticed was my rear rotor was warmer than my front rotors.


    What gives?  Any ideas?
    -Bob

    OnlineDavid.

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      Re: Wood burning smell emitting from my 2014 R1200RT
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-10-29 05:08:41 »
      With the bike on its' centre stand, when spinning the rear wheel by hand, is the brake binding.

      Offlinejackronner

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        Re: Wood burning smell emitting from my 2014 R1200RT
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-10-29 05:26:49 »
        I have redwood leaf-litter in my driveway, and when it's dry I often get that smell when I return home.  Don't know how, but it seems that perhaps crushed "dust" from the leaves gets into the hot exhaust tubes, even though all the fittings are tight. Only ever get it on my property, and don't see how the rotors would pick it up, and I get the smell even after a half-mile trip, when the rotors are pretty cool. 

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        Re: Wood burning smell emitting from my 2014 R1200RT
        « Reply #3 on: 2021-10-29 15:15:38 »
        Not unheard of to get leaves to collect against the exhaust tubing. Prime area is around the crossover tube.
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