Burning Rubber Smell

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Burning Rubber Smell

Post by guhlly »

2005 R1200RT, 51,500 miles:
While at idle on my most recent rides I've noticed a burning rubber smell but can't find its origin.  There are no other symptoms to accompany it (visual, sounds, computer display, etc.).  Any ideas?

Wilmington, NC

Re: Burning Rubber Smell

Post by guest2360 »

If it only happened the once its probably something you have ridden through and the exhaust is burning it off. Have a look at the front header pipes and under the cat  for something that's been incinerated. I once had the smell of fried chicken. Turned out to be a sparrow embedded in the cylinder fins.
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