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White circle in oil view window?

It is kind of hard to see from the picture but it's a white circle just above the oil line. Is it just condensation OR.......


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Spluge, as Bullers know it. Ride the bike long enough for it to get nice and hot and it'll boil off.

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I've been having the same thing happen, here in the colder months.
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Totally normal if you do shorter rides. I find even with a build up like that, it takes a little more than just getting it to operating temp to burn it off. Either more spirited or lengthy rides are required when it's cold. The buildup of condensation on my bike was redcued fairly noticeably after installation of my Thermo Bob radiator bypass.

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My XB like all air cooled bike had a hard time in winter heating up. It was so bad at time that it looked like I'd topped off the oil with mayo! The dip stick, yes Buells had a dip stick, was covered with it at times.

Like Sykes said a T bob will help the oil get to temp and a longer ride, I know so hard to do! will get rid of it.

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Thanks guys, that's what I figured. It was a balmy 25 F today!


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Do you have a radiator guard on it? Either way, covering part of the radiator would help when riding at near or below freezing ambient temps.
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