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    I have a 2008 Stock Road Star Silverado S, and I noticed that if the bike sits over night and I try to start it, it pushes blue smoke on startup. It does go away once its running and if I start it hot. The bike has 10,000 original kms. Could it be serious or should I just change the oil and just ride it. Could it be all gummed up from such low miles on it? Any suggestions would be great

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    Have you changed the oil since you bought it? It is very common for people to buy used road stars and find that it was overfilled with too much oil.

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      I have not changed it as of yet because there is still snow here. I spoke to my local bike shop and he said not to sweat it. He said since i had started the bike about 8 times in the last week and just idled my plugs are probably fouled. He said the bikes need to be ridden not idled. Bad battery didnt help. Had issues starting and flooding. Gonna follow the mechanic and change the oil, plugs and new battery and wait till the snow melts.

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        if the plugs were fouled it probably wouldn't even start. Be cautious of mechanics! My advice is that you listen to members here who know the road star inside and out. If you can't ride it, then quit starting it until you have an opportunity to ride the hell out of it. Whenever you start the bike you should ride it for several miles to get it warmed up and cook off any moisture that is in the oil. Starting and letting it idle is not a good idea as it just sucks in more moisture as it cools down. Be sure to add only 4 quarts and do it as I mentioned previously, two courts at a time. Make sure you remove both plugs on the bottom of the engine and the measure what comes out.

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