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Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« on: April 26, 2012, 07:26:06 pm »
Just noticed for first time today a milky spot dead centre on the oil sight glass??? The oil is clear and dark and not contaminated. Is this from condensation? Should I be alarmed? Oil is only 2000km old and bike has
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 08:42:32 pm »
This can happen if you ride short distances and the oil does not warm up properly
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 08:51:43 pm »
condensation :thumleft:

My Dakar did the same. Nothing to worry about. ;)
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 06:48:28 am »
Also would say condensation, not riding it enough 8)
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 08:16:40 am »
Also would say condensation, not riding it enough 8)

Nah been riding her everyday recently (also waiting for a part for my fooking Jeep! Story of my life at present) but maybe sometimes only a 5km commute (yes I stay in a small town and this is considered a commute from 'out of town'  :D) ... surely oil has warmed up enough by then? But then maybe not enough. Will keep an eye on her window  8)
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 09:22:21 am »
Also would say condensation, not riding it enough 8)

Agree, go and ride it the whole day!!
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 11:15:36 am »
Milk color in an oil usually is a sign of water contamination ,i will suggest change oil and filter , it will remove any worries from  your head
 

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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 12:33:22 am »
Definately a water issue .My sons Katoom 65(sorry Husky guys) had that, it was a leaking seal on the water pump shaft .
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 12:51:35 am »
Definately a water issue .My sons Katoom 65(sorry Husky guys) had that, it was a leaking seal on the water pump shaft .

Was not really milky oil - rather just spot on glass and think it was condensation as gone after good rodgering  :ricky:
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Re: Milky spot on oil sight glasss??
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 04:38:00 am »
Just take the long way round to work
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