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anybody seen this before???????

i recently got this white thing that looks like foam which never disappears. has any of you have that too? seen it? is this a problem?
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Yep, condensation. Maybe an oil addative like STP will help at your next oil change.


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Hmmmmmm.
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IF the 'white stuff' is in your oil viewing window, it's PROBABLY caused by your oil not getting hot enough to 'boil off' the water.
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Umm, isn't it bad to have water in your oil? Isn't that a sign of a blown head gasket or something similar?
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How many miles on the mysterious white foaming bike?
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Sight glass

I had it form in mine once went away after I rode it and got it hot.
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If you only make short rides there will be a significant amount of condensation in the crank case that will cause some foaming. It will not hurt anything and will boil away when the engine gets to full operating temp. It is a good excuse to go for a nice long ride.


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guys i just found out that the pic didnt upload. here it is. it's on the "oil viewing window" or whatever else you guys call it. ?
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That is condensation

If getting it hot on a long ride doesnt fix it it may be external and caused by cleaning fluids/solvents. Did you try plastic polish on the outside?
Any strange cleaning done on the V?
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no probs

what you can see is condensation in the oil sight glass, I presume that its cold were you live at the moment, The difference in outside temperature to that inside creates this milky effect. It should disappear once the engine has reached normal operating temps, if it remains then get your service agent to have a look but I would guarantee that it goes... Also remember during winter lay up it does your engine more harm if you just start it up and run it without actually riding it and putting it under normal operating loads, Better to leave it until you can ride it, Keep the battery on trickle charge to keep it in good condition,,,,

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My bike has that too but its from the weather and short rides

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I had the same problem, and after MANY hot miles, it didn't go away. There are only two things you can do to get rid of it. First, you can change the oil - but make sure it's HOT before you drain it. Most condensation occurs when the oil is cold and THEN changed. Second, you can add SEAFOAM which is a fuel/oil additive that you can get at any auto store, and maybe even Wal-Mart. I've used it for YEARS in everything from my car to motorcycles, to lawn mowers, to R/C airplanes.

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My bike has that too but its from the weather and short rides
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this is what i thought guys. it is very cold where i live and i used to start it once in a while in winter without actually riding it and i think that this is what caused it. 6k miles. it is time for an oil change so i will try to do whatever you guys said it should help. Thank you very much. you r really helpful.
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