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    blue smoke

    Thanks for the add. I recently purchased my second Streetglide. it is a 2018. I have only put 115 miles on it since the weather has turned to crap. When I start it it blows some blue smoke then quickly disappears. My 2015 never did it. Just curious if anybody else had this problem with the M8? I have seen a video by a machinist that says he is seeing M8 heads come in with misaligned valve seats.

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    No blue smoke here but, get some miles on it and see what happens, it's no broken in yet.
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    Have never seen any here either.
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    Smoke on start up could be indicative of worn/passing valve seats (residual oil leaks into the cylinder while the engine's stopped then burns off). To confirm, get the cylinders compression tested.

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    What Mojo said. It is a new bike. get some miles so everything seats in and then take it back to the dealer to have it checked if it still does it.
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