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HELP! trying to troubleshoot my 18 MT 07

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Spm13

Has about 8k miles of normal miles, I dont romp on it a lot, i was recently in a little accident.  Car in oncoming turned left right in front of me, so needless to say I went down on mostly the right side, most of the cosmetic damage to right side and plastics really, pretty easy fix... BUT!! I had to put a new exhaust so with the insurance money I got the akra carbon full system... installed it nice, everything went smooth, but now here is my major issue...

The left header (looking at the headlight from the front) is turning like MASSIVELY dark blue effin purple even, and my bike has always run nice and smooth soooo.... also I now notice a really strong smell everytime I'm sitting there in idle and sometimes when I'm riding.  It smells like a melting/ steamy smell, honestly I dunno if it's just me but when you start your bike up after it just rained when motor still wet, and you smell like the steam, that's what I'm smelling always now until the bike is turned back off... the header on the right seems to pretty much be okay for the most part. A little dark blueing at the gasket but that's prolly cuz I'm very lean, so for the most part I'm just concerned about this one side... also while riding and revving in neutral you can here a lot of whooshing and airflow like IN the actual motor... I have pinpointed it to pretty much where the injectors/ MAF/ throttle bottle/ intake manifold.... all around that area is where the loud whooshing is coming from but like inside the motor... and I know that's a usual sound but trust me, not this loud!!! I'm just concerned with my babys health, shes always run so clean so if any of you have any thoughts I would really really really appreciate it!!!  Thank you sooo much guys!!!

PS- also, I'm tuned for that specific exhaust, running with stock airbox and filter so it's not that either, and its still running crazy lean 😔😔😔

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Spm13

Did I maybe knock a valve out of whack, or damage the spark plug on that side or maybe messed up the injector on that side??? Maybe a connector popped loose... I took all plastics back off and gonna take tank off later today, sooo I really just need help on what would be the best place to start

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geophb

Kinda hard to visualize damage without any pictures. But first things first, no MAF on the MT07 (easy mistake, not trying to be rude).

Im seeing two things: Smells like steam, air rushing noises.

Why do you think its running lean? The pipe color?

I thinking maybe a cracked airbox from the accident causing your air noises (which wont run as lean as your claiming it is).

Exhaust gasket leak?

Coolant some how getting into the cylinders? and causing the steam smell. Could explain the pipe color.

Go all over everything, double check connections, hoses and make sure everything looks in the right place.

Trying to help. Just going off what im reading in your post. 

BTW: You would really have to smash the living daylights outa that bike to "knock a valve loose"  or damage a spark plug in an accident.

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paxx

Could your throttle bodies be horribley out of sync?  Damaged injector/injector harness?  Check the ECU and harness, it's on the right side of the bike, maybe it took a hit?

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twf

Throttles popped out of the intake and/or crankcase vent hose popped off would be couple things to check.

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Spm13
19 hours ago, geophb said:

Kinda hard to visualize damage without any pictures. But first things first, no MAF on the MT07 (easy mistake, not trying to be rude).

Im seeing two things: Smells like steam, air rushing noises.

Why do you think its running lean? The pipe color?

I thinking maybe a cracked airbox from the accident causing your air noises (which wont run as lean as your claiming it is).

Exhaust gasket leak?

Coolant some how getting into the cylinders? and causing the steam smell. Could explain the pipe color.

Go all over everything, double check connections, hoses and make sure everything looks in the right place.

Trying to help. Just going off what im reading in your post. 

BTW: You would really have to smash the living daylights outa that bike to "knock a valve loose"  or damage a spark plug in an accident.

Thank you brotha I appreciate a place to start at least, I'll upload some pics later on today... lol maf, oh well.... so yea basically the smell, the color and the sound is what I'm taking from whatever is going on, the airbox did move a tiny bit but it doesnt look like any cracks, and the throttle bodies look to have solid connections still... as far as the color, I'm just really concerned that it's only the one pipe, not the other, and why it turned so dark blue within like a week of light riding... the exhaust gaskets are solid as well, Ive constantly been testing for any leaks there and still nothing... my temp gauge reads fine and it doesnt feel like its overheating (the motor)... and the coolant leaking in, I mean maybe, the radiator did sustain a tiny bit of damage but it still runs fine and no leaks so I just negated anything to do with the radiator because like I said it seemed fine, and when I changed the oil it didnt appear to have any coolant in it, no milky or tainted colors... soon as I get off work I'll post some pics... again brotha I really appreciate it as I'm not really mechanically inclined when it comes to diagnosing things, but I'm usually always able to do everything myself so well see

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