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Burning Smell

I'm getting what almost smells like an overheating rear brake but upon checking them out they are fine. 2009 Versys. 15,000 miles.
I know the V has a problem with either the stator or the voltage R/R.
I don't know how to ask as this seems silly, but if say the stator winding was on its way out, would it be possible to smell it burning through the crankcase venting system?
(Though I have not thought to sniff under the oil fill cap until just now.)
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If f its been stored for a extended time it could be dust on the motor and exhaust cooking off. If its happening regularly I'd think about looking it over for smoke and or hot spots . a laser thermometer and or thermal cam can be your best friend

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blipco - I use lots of WD40 on my chains, and it ends up being 'flung' onto the top of the muffler, so I regularly notice the smell of it heated-up (burning smell...?) when I stop. Checked your muffler top?

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same here on the oil on exhaust. it makes it tempting to grease the chain with bacon drippings.
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fasteddie you mentioned you use WD40 to oil the chain. how often do you do so? I have less than 400 miles on my bike and it already sounds to me that I should give the chain a good lube job . WD40 the best thing to use?
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that's one of those endless debates like what caliber of pistol is best.

I would put forth that the best chain lube is the one you use often.

I use a blend of wd40 and gear oil on an auto oiler.
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Holy guacamole batman!!!! I just found fasteddie's original post about changing the chain and rear sprocket on RED. Perfect explanation and I love reading your posts eddie.
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fasteddie you mentioned you use WD40 to oil the chain. how often do you do so? I have less than 400 miles on my bike and it already sounds to me that I should give the chain a good lube job . WD40 the best thing to use?
Go to the TECHNICAL site - I re-opened a thread on using WD40, along w/ some up-to-date news from an engineer (and I'll add MORE in a couple of minutes!).

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Thanks for the replies. Apparently I'm not getting notifications to responses.
I found what the smell was....
I have a Frog Industries? rear hugger. It has become slightly deformed and was rubbing on the rear tire. I used a heat gun and reshaped it. All is well again.

As for the WD40 discussion, I have read that the WD you get in the gallon container is heavier/better than the spray can WD because they don't need to use a thinner for the aerosol.
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...As for the WD40 discussion, I have read that the WD you get in the gallon container is heavier/better than the spray can WD because they don't need to use a thinner for the aerosol.
That's MY understanding too.

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