Head tube - white crud
Posted December 28, 2000 - 10:17 PM
Posted December 28, 2000 - 11:35 AM
It is normal for oil to leak out of that tube after a ride. Not much though. As for white crud leaking out of it, I have no idea. Unless you submerged your bike under water lately and your oil turned milky white because water got in there.
Posted December 28, 2000 - 02:35 PM
Posted December 28, 2000 - 02:50 PM
Posted December 29, 2000 - 08:30 AM
Posted December 29, 2000 - 08:50 AM
I haven't heard about the condensation build up in the case, but it makes sense.
I've always thought that it was due to riding in deep watery conditions. The breather tube you are talking about has positve and negative pressure constantly acting in it. Thus some water will get sucked up and pushed back out. This tube is coated throughout with overflow oil from the case and when the water and oil mix it makes this milky white fluid. What you are seeing is that mixture making its way out. The hose is designed to be long enough not to suck water into the case, but just to be sure check the oil at the filler if its normal you are ok, if its white you've sucked water, change it soon...
JJ - 99 WR; WR timed, stock jetting, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Terry Cable Hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Russel speed bleeders, Factory Effect graphics, YZ rear fender
Posted December 29, 2000 - 09:35 AM
Now, was that worth two cents?
Posted December 29, 2000 - 01:59 PM
if you wash yer bike wter will find a way up & when it gets pushed back down it's frothy & white.
we've had several boys over here in britian stall in water & the engine sucked water up wrecking the engine.
Posted January 02, 2001 - 09:21 PM
Posted January 02, 2001 - 09:22 PM
[This message has been edited by Boit (edited 01-03-2001).]