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Old June 9th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Oil Colour

Just checked my oil level at 3000 miles. The level is fine but the colour is much darker than the last time i checked when it was a dirty yellowish. Now it's almost black i would say.

Can't say what oil was used on the first service at 700 miles as its an ex demo and i got it after the service but the Shell sticker is still there.

Anyone else care to comment on the oil colour on their bikes at similar mileage?

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Old June 9th, 2015, 12:11 PM   #2
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I've had three oil changes with filter.

Each time it's started a dirty yellow and then quickly gone black. I think this may have to do with the clutch plates running in the oil bath. Dealer didn't say anything so I'm assuming this is normal.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Wouldn't worry about it.. Oil darkens pretty quick in every motor due to the heat and the wet clutch.

Mine I run Motul 300V oil, and it's pretty clear for I'd say 500-600 km, it starts to darken very quickly, especially if I'm running high RPM for a sustained timeframe (highway travels).
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Old June 9th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, all sounds good then.

I think i was just surprised how quickly it changed. When i got back from France with 2700 miles on the bike im sure it was still yellowish but maybe not.
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