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Old 03-May-2012, 08:59 AM
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Oil colour

So, just changed the oil in my 1098s took the bike around the block and the oil is a horrible dark colour!! I remember seeing this after the dealer service last summer. Is this normal for the Duc? I did ask about the clutch fluid going dark very quickly and the dealler telling me that was normal.

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Old 03-May-2012, 09:04 AM
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Not unusual tbh. Depends on the state of the oil that was dropped. The detergents in the new oil have got to work and started to clean the internals. Not going to harm the new oil really. Might be worth an intermediate change between services to clear it out. You could try a cleaning agents prior to dropping the oil to help next change.
Also, you'll never get all the old oil out completely at a drain. You can help things along by removing the strainer, or even taking the cooler off and giving that a drain down to.

.....but better in YELLOW, or Bloo and now even RED

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