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I've changed oil and filter of my Versys when it had about 3100 miles it is 4600 miles now.
The oil was the Mobil 10W-40 Racing 4T. The filter is the K&N7.
I don't have a magnetic filter.
But I wonder what would cause the oil to be completely Black
On the previous change the oil was normal.
Any suggestions?
 

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Heat is typically what makes the oil change color. Deposits in the engine, that the fresh oil has solubilized, will also do this. Perform the next oil and filter change early and see if the oil remains clear, or if the engine is cleaner internally.
 

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Thank you.
Why didn't I think of looking it up before asking.
Anyway, others might find it helpful to have this issue raised.
And from all the reading, it may be necessary to add coolant.
Thanks again!
 

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No matter what oil i used or how many miles i had on it. The oil always came out dark as all get out when i changed it...
 

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No matter what oil i used or how many miles i had on it. The oil always came out dark as all get out when i changed it...
SAME for me. As soon as I go riding after an oil/filter change (done each 5,000 miles/8,000 kms), the oil shows as black.

NO biggee...!

>:)
 
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