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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Funny smell   Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:02 am

I just bought a brand new 2014 wr250r. Does anyone know what the funny smell is ? Will it go away and how soon? The guys at the shop told me it's the stuff the spray it with to ship it to protect it from the elements. Many input would help
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paulmichel1




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:28 am

cheers it's perfectly normal that a new bike smells, just like the interior of a new car.  In the production process of a lot of polymers (plastics) they use solvents and also cleaning and protecting agents, which release their excess of chemicals.  This process is quite short for bikes, the engine heats up and the wind rapidly does the rest.  Enjoy your bike and drive safely.

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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:45 pm

Ok how long does the smell last for? Like how many miles or weeks days or what ?
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paulmichel1




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:30 am

wings Nobody knows, usually after the running-in period (say 2000 km or less than...km).
scratch Just trust your sense of smell.   

Paul
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motokid
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:11 am

Find a place that looks like this:



Ride back and forth until you look like this:




Wash bike, then wash yourself, then tell us what you smell.

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Jim79




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:08 pm

The mud I end up cooking on my bike always smells like ass, or maybe that's just me. Now that I think of it, poser2  I smell the smell even when I don't go through mud. never mind.... 
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:29 pm

Jim79 wrote:
The mud I end up cooking on my bike always smells like ass, or maybe that's just me. Now that I think of it, poser2  I smell the smell even when I don't go through mud. never mind.... 
You might want to wipe ... It helps with the smell.   lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:44 pm

Is that you moto?

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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:18 am

gatorfan wrote:
Is that you moto?


 poser2 

No. I'm not quite that crazy.

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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 pm

I know this seems like a dumb question but it's serious. I've never owned a bike before and I smell that smell everytime I ride if course it still only has lol 16miles on it . So when will it wear off ?
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:40 pm

30sbmidhead wrote:
I know this seems like a dumb question but it's serious. I've never owned a bike before and I smell that smell everytime I ride if course it still only has lol 16miles on it . So when will it wear off ?

At 46.788 miles or 78 minutes and 33 seconds --- whichever comes first. But don't forget to factor in humidity. There's a chart somewhere for that, try the search button.
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:18 am

My 2014 does not smell, maybe you just got a bad one  poser2 
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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:54 pm

Well the guys at the shop said it's all the stuff they treat the bike with when the ship it also all the oil and gas and what not running through the bike
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:26 am

I was just yankin your chain, if the gas in it was old it will smell, mine did not smell from any burn off from shipping grease or oil, maybe they didnt was it down and prep it.
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:31 am

What do you do when you smell????  amazon 

If you think your bike smells funny ---- wash it.   dunno 
Use a mild solution of Dawn dish detergent and sponge down all the plastic parts and rinse them off. Then use some Simple Green and a tooth brush to work around the engine a bit and clean that off. Wheels, spokes, tires, .....the whole thing. Make sure you rinse bike off very well, but be gentle about it. Then dry the bike immediately. Start bike and let her idle for a few minutes and/or ride her around the neighborhood once or twice.

Be careful not to spray hard streams of water places, but generally just wash your motorcycle. It's a great way to get to know your new toy.

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2008 WR250X
Gearing: 13t - 48t
Power Commander 5 / PC-V
Airbox Door Removed - Flapper glued - AIS removed
FmF Q4
Bridgestone Battlax BT-003rs


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mollycbr123




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:08 am

Don't think I've ever heard anyone asking about a new bike smell.  As long as it doesn't smell like something burning (although one of my Ducati's long ago always smelled burnt) it's shouldn't be anything to worry about.  Might take more than the 16 whole miles you have on the bike for it to go away.

So what exactly does it smell like?  Just curious.
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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:09 pm

It smells like chemical ie fuel , oil or something everyone says it's normal though like its all the shit that's on a new bike that's burning off I guess
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:07 am

It's probably what is called cosmoline, an anti-corrosion spray applied to the bike before it is shipped out to dealers.
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PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:54 am

30sbmidhead wrote:
It smells like chemical ie fuel , oil or something everyone says it's normal though like its all the shit that's on a new bike that's burning off I guess


Have you given your motorcycle a bath???? Washed it? Cleaned it? Hosed it off?

Have you done anything at all to try to get rid of the smell?????



motokid wrote:
What do you do when you smell????  amazon 

If you think your bike smells funny ---- wash it.   dunno 
Use a mild solution of Dawn dish detergent and sponge down all the plastic parts and rinse them off. Then use some Simple Green and a tooth brush to work around the engine a bit and clean that off. Wheels, spokes, tires, .....the whole thing. Make sure you rinse bike off very well, but be gentle about it. Then dry the bike immediately. Start bike and let her idle for a few minutes and/or ride her around the neighborhood once or twice.

Be careful not to spray hard streams of water places, but generally just wash your motorcycle. It's a great way to get to know your new toy.



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2008 WR250X
Gearing: 13t - 48t
Power Commander 5 / PC-V
Airbox Door Removed - Flapper glued - AIS removed
FmF Q4
Bridgestone Battlax BT-003rs
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30sbmidhead




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:04 pm

No I haven't yet lol I mean I've only ridden it a hand full of times and not off road yet it has a whopping 40 miles on it lol
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PortlandWRider




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:18 am

Mine only has 1,300 miles on it and that smell is almost totally gone. I know exactly what you're talking about but dude, you have 16 miles on the bike. That would be like expecting a new car smell to go away immediately. Just hang tight, it'll go away. Maybe try not to fixate on the smell but rather on how fun the bike is to ride?
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PortlandWRider




PostSubject: Re: Funny smell   Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:23 am

But for the record I know exactly what smell you're talking about, and is does closely resemble cosmoline. My brother and I bought brand new WRs on the same day and both of then had that smell. It'll burn off. But it's gonna take a lot more than 40 miles.
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