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Hey, just took my bike out of storage and changed the oil with rotella Dino (was going to get the t5, but noticed it didn't have jaso rating listed in back).

I went for a shirt ride and put it in the garage, a couple hours later I cam out, and noticed this.
 

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Short ride/ minutes or hours?

Hey, just took my bike out of storage and changed the oil with rotella Dino (was going to get the t5, but noticed it didn't have jaso rating listed in back).

I went for a shirt ride and put it in the garage, a couple hours later I cam out, and noticed this.
How cold is the garage?
That looks like condensation, if it was 10'C or colder, you went for 30 to 45 minutes, parked it in 5 to 15'C garage, you will get condensation, unless of course if you have a Thermobob , then about 25 minutes running and your good.
 

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Ya, the garage is prolly around 8c. I only rode for 10 minutes lol, wasn't geared up, and got cold fast, plus there was a misty rain coming down.

So nothing to worry about?

After a long ride, should I open the oil fill cap, let the "steam" escape? I do that with my early 2000s bmw car, it rids the sludge that forms on oil cap after short rides.
 

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Ya, the garage is prolly around 8c. I only rode for 10 minutes lol, wasn't geared up, and got cold fast, plus there was a misty rain coming down.

So nothing to worry about?

After a long ride, should I open the oil fill cap, let the "steam" escape? I do that with my early 2000s bmw car, it rids the sludge that forms on oil cap after short rides.
The best money you will ever spend on your bike if you live in areas that get close to freezing. You would be very surprised how long it takes to get up to temperature. Best thing if you are concerned is start it up and run it for about 20 minutes in the garage under well ventilated conditions, wait until the fan comes on at least twice, that should burn off the moisture. Fan comes on around 212/F , your oil takes about 10 minutes longer to warm up after engine is at temp. A good practice is to not start the bike when below 10'C unless you plan on running it under load at highway speeds for 30 to 45 minutes minimum. Again, the ThermoBob reduces this time by at least half.
 

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Shoot, I had a chance to buy a thermo Bob from a local member last yr, and never got a chance to go see him.
 

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Just an FYI, the Rotella T5 is not JASO, but the conventional and the full syn T6 both are. I run the T6 in mine.
 

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Hey, just took my bike out of storage and changed the oil with rotella Dino (was going to get the t5, but noticed it didn't have jaso rating listed in back).

I went for a shirt ride and put it in the garage, a couple hours later I cam out, and noticed this.
My suggestion - NEVER go for a "shirt ride", EVEN if you meant a "SHORT ride". Bad for the bike, and not GREAT for YOU...!

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You should be fine. It's most likely condensation buildup in the crankcase that needs to be run out of there. Get the bike up to operating temp on a couple long rides and it should be gone. My very low mileage 09 versys had the same thing when I bought it last year. It was like this due to it sitting so much and after an oil change and a couple long rides, it was gone and the sight glass was clear.
 

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The Mobil1 15w-50 (and their 10w-40) are NOT JASO, but I've put somewhere OVER 100,000 miles on them w/ NO problems in my three v 650s!

I ALSO ran M1 10w-30 (w/ "friction modifiers") for about 30,000 kms in a 'Zuki Bandit 1200 w/ NO problems after chatting w/ a drag-racer who used M1 5w-30 in HIS....
 

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I do a bit of service work - and in the spring..... we see many bikes where a teaspoon of water comes out with the oil change.

Short trips in cold weather - or someone that "periodically starts" the bike in winter "just to keep it lubed"
Both are a bad idea.
 

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Hey, just took my bike out of storage and changed the oil with rotella Dino (was going to get the t5, but noticed it didn't have jaso rating listed in back).

I went for a shirt ride and put it in the garage, a couple hours later I cam out, and noticed this.
Same thing happened to me. I was worried in the beginning but after a 45 minute ride, all the condensation was gone. It seems to be a common issue in cold weather areas.
 
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