the smell of burnt rubber
Hi Guys, I got a 2017 AT which is about 12k km and just under a year old.
I love the bike but I have a small issue that defies identification.
After a ride I get a mild waft of burnt rubber coming off the bike. (I am not doing burnouts, just to discount this theory)
Strange I do not notice it when I am stopped at a red light or at any time during the ride. It is when I park the bike.
It is pretty constant and been with the bike for months if not most of the time I have owned it.
On rare occasions I have gotten it when I warm the bike up before a ride in winter time.
I have looked over the bike searching for scorch marks anywhere but there is nothing I can detect. Just to qualify it I have not dismantled the fairings in this search yet. Just a thorough surface search.
One theory I had was that maybe some road rubber is getting thrown up onto the hot headers during road rides. I admit it is a stretch, but when there are no other ideas, the less likely ones start to be analysed.
Has anyone had this happen to them?
Any ideas on what it could be?
Why drive when you can ride!