May be something as simple as overfilled oil.
The "leakage" is completely dependent upon how much blow by you are getting. Normal wear of the piston rings allow a a small amount of the high energy gas in the combustion zone to leak by into the crank case. That gas is what creates the positive pressure in the crank case and is vented out through the hose. It carries with it oil vapors. The water vapor in the exhaust and the oil vapors condense in the tube resulting in the liquid you get dripping out. A small amount is normal and what you seem to be getting seems normal to me.What you are seeing in the exhaust seems to be the result of a rich mixture (my opinion). When you crack the throttle open the engine gets more fuel and the unburned or poorly burned fuel causes a white plume (oil plumes are grey to black). The increased water vapor in the exhaust contributes to the plume even in a well tuned engine. You didn't mention a fuel management system. If you don't have one, I can nearly guarantee that the stock EFI system is enriching the mixture at large throttle openings, even with the BAK. If you have a fuel management system, it may be maladjusted. Or what you are seeing could be perfectly normal.
Sounds like your bike is getting on in years and miles, and there may be a combination of issues.Concerning the smoke/dust, have the BAK filters been cleaned? Depending on how much you ride and in what conditions, them things need to be cleaned at least twice yearly. It's a pain but it needs to be done or you're not running with 'nuf air.I don't think it really has that many miles - only 7300 or so. I haven't ever cleaned the filters, though, so maybe that would help (I've only had it since Feb. '11, so I don't imagine they're completely clogged up). What's the best way going about cleaning them? I don't remember from the last time I had the tank off how they're connected to the intake manifold. And just rinse em out with water or something?Hard starting may be the battery - these batts seem to work well then rapidly just give up. How old is the battery?Regarding the starting, I don't think the battery's going, because that thing will keep trying to get the bike started for quite some time. Real time, it probably takes 3-5 seconds for it to actually start on the cold days. One time, the bike actually turned off after starting and I had to re-start it again.Not sure what your service history is...regular servicing - plugs, etc?Service history is what's recommended - had the 600 (or was it 700) mile break in tune up as well as the 4000 mile one. Coming up here on the 8000 mile one. Oil build up....congealed oil in the overboard hose probably. What's the overboard hose?Do let us know what you find and stop looking behind you! I've got 4 sets of eyes, looking in all directions at all times lol
With your PCV did you get a personalized tune or are you using one of dynojet's maps? The dynojet maps are often not quite right once you add a BAK.
Could it be that what you are seeing is perfectly normal?
Quote from: Capt_Zoom on Dec 01, 2012, 02:42:30 PMWith your PCV did you get a personalized tune or are you using one of dynojet's maps? The dynojet maps are often not quite right once you add a BAK.It's a DJ map - not a unique tune. How much does it usually cost to get it dyno'd and all that?Quote from: TRaider_John on Dec 01, 2012, 03:45:23 PMCould it be that what you are seeing is perfectly normal?Who knows, maybe it is lol
Quote from: r.borders on Dec 01, 2012, 04:20:23 PMQuote from: Capt_Zoom on Dec 01, 2012, 02:42:30 PMWith your PCV did you get a personalized tune or are you using one of dynojet's maps? The dynojet maps are often not quite right once you add a BAK.It's a DJ map - not a unique tune. How much does it usually cost to get it dyno'd and all that?Quote from: TRaider_John on Dec 01, 2012, 03:45:23 PMCould it be that what you are seeing is perfectly normal?Who knows, maybe it is lolTry a couple of the maps that members have loaded for your morton pipes and bak. You might find that a new map might solve your exhaust problems. The ccv is another case...its going to happen...just the nature of this and most motor designs. I find that even if you put the vent really high and forward it still eventually starts to mist oil. So I just run mine down the left side between the motor and the left cover (where you release the seat) then down behind the kickstand. If you have bad rings its going to push a lot of oil. Take the budget moving truck I had in August. From minnesota to Louisiana it pushed 13 gallons of oil out and onto my trailer'ed jeep.If its bad rings you're eventually have trouble keeping oil in it. to my knowledge nobody on here has reported a bad set of rings yet.