sounds like a misinstalled valve cover gasket - this happens every now and then on the aprilias. the oil is coming from the cover and hits the exhaust pipe, causing the smoke. should be less than an hour to fix.I got the Spyder at North County Cycle Center in San Diego.
What a joke!
Here is the deal...
On my way home, after 11 miles,,, SMOKE billowed from behind the instrument panel and oil covered my " Original Owner" jacket. Very embarrassing every time I had to stop. Smoke and oil everywhere!
The next weekend, I used the vehicle for a promotional vehicle for my business... to create a "buzz". The buzz was the oil leak and smoke screen.
Glad to here in the end it all worked out....Even though I had to take it to the shop with 11 miles and then wait a month before I could ride it... I am glad to have it home.
MJ at Can Am client service in Canada is great.
I love the ride.