Catalytic Converters

Discussion in 'VRSC Models' started by dynamike, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. dynamike

    dynamike Member

    are good if you;re running the bike while at running temp.

    I went on a test ride a few weeks ago and the salesman was riding a Street Rod. The exhaust pipes were smoking for a while. He told me it was due to the fact that the showroom floor bikes are ridden very infrequently and that the converters don't have time to get up to temp, so a lot of moisture collects in the peices parts and that's what the smoking was.

    So, if you see some smoke coming from your exhaust on a VRSC and you're a fair weather rider, that's prolly it. Just ride for a while and it will stop.
  2. fullthrottle

    fullthrottle Member

    Thanks for the tip. I would have probably been shocked when I go to ride the new model if it started smoking away. I have never seen a bike do that for years so I would have probably thought something was wrong and run the other way.