Here is my problem. I changed the oil after two rides. Each 2hrs of single track. The oil was black......????? So i changed it and went for a 2 hr ride today, pulled the drain plug and the new oil with 2 hours of use is pretty dark, not black but dark... and it smells like gas.....?????? I am not sure if the bike is running too hot??? I have over sized radiators with engine ice and I don't get any boiling over or boiling at all. I don't have any oil blowing out..... but some times it smells a little like burnt oil....?
Is the color and smell of the oil typical on a new top end? I cant say I ever noticed the smell before with the 426.... always poured out dark thick odorless oil..... I think. Am I just being over sensitive with the new motor or do I have a problem?
The oil I use is 20W40 Maxima 50/50.
Edited by q1445, June 30, 2012 - 03:31 PM.