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    Milky Oil Sight Glass

    I can't get the sight glass to come clear. It slowly got worse over winter. Oil change didn't help. Several weeks of summer commuting 25K each way has not helped.
    Does anyone have any experience with this annoying llittle bug? I figured it was water in the oil, but it will not go away.

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    You probably still have a slight leak of water into the oil somewhere.

    I'd be getting it to the mechanics.


    Clarifier: is it the sight glass or the oil that is milky??
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    Buy an oil sample kit for about $30 and get it tested, will tell you if its coolant, or just water which could be condensation. A test you can do at home is if you have an old frying pan or something similar, heat it to about 120-130 deg, and drop a couple of ml of oil onto it. The water will boil off before the oil. If there is water in it you will see bubbles of varying sizes depending on how much is in there. Oh and make sure you do your JSA and wear PPE etc etc etc

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    im no doocarti fan boy, but isn't the 900ss just a oil cooled setup? that water would have to be sneaking in when being washed or something like that. if the engine leaks oil... what am i talking about if, i mean where it leaks oil is a good chance that's where water gets in also specially if you wash it with a hot to warm motor
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    .. partially blocked crankcase breather causing condensation buildup without a good run to get everything hot enough to remove said condensation? If so maybe one of these, http://motowheels.com/i-7601162-cors...ather-kit.html
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    Drain oil.
    Remove engine case.
    Clean/replace glass.
    Refill oil.
    Hope it doesn't come back.
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    As previously stated. Blocked breather ..... or worse.

    If it is a two stroke dirt bike and you have drowned it, don't worry about it. Ride it home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeghead View Post
    .. partially blocked crankcase breather causing condensation buildup without a good run to get everything hot enough to remove said condensation? If so maybe one of these, http://motowheels.com/i-7601162-cors...ather-kit.html
    This is the easiest fix but it may well come down to Loud's suggestion. Bugger.

    Anyway thanks gentlemen. All the best for Christmas and the New Year to you. Stay on your wheels.
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    My SS750 1994 does the same.

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    condensation in the oil! common on these bikes.

    the real fix... go ride the bike!
    Get the oil hot and the water will evaporate.
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