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I've got a 98 6R and I've been looking around the board to see that some people have mentioned a "trunk" on our bikes. Would anyone be able to tell me if mine is equipped with one, where it's at and how to access it? I bought the bike new, and unfortunately I don't have a manual so I'm somewhat at a loss.

Next, I've been using the search feature of the site but I've been unable to fine any information about cleaning the stock exhaust pipe and canister. I'm guessing the pipe would just take some chrome polish but I don't have any idea about the canister.


And last, when I'm first starting my bike I'll notice some white smoke while the engine is warming up. I suppose this is normal, but I'd just like to make sure.

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Josh


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your trunk is your tail[:p]. locate a key hole on the left side of the tail. the key for that is your ignition key, if you did buy it new(some people change ignitions and tanks after the crash). turn the key verticaly, pull the back of the rear seat up and there it is. to put back the seat, just align the tabs in the inside.

the canister(if stock can be cleaned with any bike cleaner), if its shiny(polished) use some polish from the auto parts store. i use eagle polish.

what color is the smoke, blue or white? what is the outdoor temp?

oh, yeah......welcome[^]

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The smoke is always white and is only apparent during warm up, the outside temp is between 45 and ~60.

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welcome. i have an 02 w/ 3500 and it does the smae3 thing. just a very small amout of whitish smoke on startup. no big deal. when i first got it i flipped and thought i got ripped off. did a compression check and it was perfect. nuthin to worry about.

about the can. your in for some serious labor. i just finished polishing mine today. get a random orbital air sander. start with 300 grit. get alot of it they wear out quick. after that go to work on it with maybe 400 grit for a long time with a jitterbug type sander(or the RA if you want to spend the extra $ on circular sanding disks). finish it up with 1500 or 2000 grit. then go to 0 or 00 wool. after that 0000 wool. you should have a good shine. apply the polish(semi-chrome) with the 0000 wool. then get a buffer and go to work. its not gonna shine up like the frame or swingarm but it looks a tone better for only spending 20 bucks. hope it helps you. for info on polishing check out cdnnijas stuff, he knows his shit. his bike looks awesome. again, welcome.
 

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why spend money on polishing the stock can? spend it on a aftermarket can....i got my polished D&D for $100 on ebay.

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The manual also recommends oiling or waxing the pipe to help protect it. Can't remember if they say the same for the can. I tend to just use mild soap and water, and some WD-40 for tar and sticky stuff.

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