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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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2013 650r exhaust issue??

So I just noticed on my 2013 Ninja 650r (with abs) that one of my exhaust pipes seems to be getting hotter than the other. It's looking anodized whereas the other pipe (the one on the left if you're sitting on the bike) just looks like normal metal. Is this an issue I should be concerned with? Thank you in advance.
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Maybe one of the cylinders isn't firing. One of the stick coils may have gone bad. (does the 650R use stick coils?).

When the bike is fully warmed up, use a spray bottle with water in it and spray each header pipe coming out of the engine. You will be able to tell if one isn't very hot compared to the other.
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Maybe one of the cylinders isn't firing. One of the stick coils may have gone bad. (does the 650R use stick coils?).

When the bike is fully warmed up, use a spray bottle with water in it and spray each header pipe coming out of the engine. You will be able to tell if one isn't very hot compared to the other.
Will do on the spraying each header. I'll post my findings when i get home with a picture of what I'm talking about. As far as the 650r using stick coils, I'm not too sure if it does. I'll try and find some information on that. Thanks for the recommendation, never even thought of trying that haha

I'm not experiencing any loss in power or torque either as a side note.
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How many miles are on the bike? It may be time for a valve adjustment.

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How many miles are on the bike? It may be time for a valve adjustment.
It has a little north of 13k
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It has a little north of 13k
Okay, still a ways to go before the valve check.

Were you able to determine if one of the cylinders is actually running cooler than the other?

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If I'm not mistaken my 13' calls for valve check/adjustment at 15k

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If I'm not mistaken my 13' calls for valve check/adjustment at 15k

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You are mistaken...WAY too early!

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If I'm not mistaken my 13' calls for valve check/adjustment at 15k
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You are mistaken...WAY too early!
Well it's kinda strange... The service manual says 15,000 miles for US and Canada models, and 26,000 miles for all other countries.

I don't know why there is a difference, so I think 26,000 miles should be good either way really.

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Can only guess it must be something to do with your lower RON/Octane rating being harder on the engine maybe...

Definitely a LOT longer here in the UK
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