MY 06 smells like oil.

Since day one, my bike has smelled like oil after running it. Is this inherent of this bike or what? It's not smoking out the exhaust or coming out the vent tube, and I can't find any leak and the oil level is staying the same. What gives?

Mine smells like SC-1! :thumbsup:

Never noticed any oil smell....

hey redbeard are you running rotella in there already, whenever I run rotella the bike seems to give of this distinct oil smell, my honda doesn't do it with the rotella but the yami does. if you use another type of oil the smell will go away , but I love the rotella so I just deal with it.

hey redbeard are you running rotella in there already, whenever I run rotella the bike seems to give of this distinct oil smell, my honda doesn't do it with the rotella but the yami does. if you use another type of oil the smell will go away , but I love the rotella so I just deal with it.

Yep. I put Rotella in after the initial ride.

If you don't rinse her off completely after a bath..................oh, nevermind.

My 06 250F smelt like oil too, but when i checked, it was oil leaking from the oil filter because i didn't put the o-ring back in there. However, and i'm not sure if this is mental or not but i could have sworn i got that oil smell your talking about once or twice. Nothing is wrong with my bike though and no leaks, so i don't consider it anything but a nice scent on my bike, lol. just ride it!

maybe you farted????? :thumbsup:

Since day one, my bike has smelled like oil after running it. Is this inherent of this bike or what? It's not smoking out the exhaust or coming out the vent tube, and I can't find any leak and the oil level is staying the same. What gives?

make sure you have enough free play in the clutch lever - i had that smell a couple times then one day my clutch was smoked....

Since day one, my bike has smelled like oil after running it. Is this inherent of this bike or what? It's not smoking out the exhaust or coming out the vent tube, and I can't find any leak and the oil level is staying the same. What gives?

I have noticed a faint smell of oil off of my 06 250 as well when stopped. I am going to say it is the vapors from breather hose coming off of the valve cover. Is the 450 set up the same way? I do not smell it anymore,it was the first few hrs of running it in.

I have an '04, and an '06 450...They both smell like hot 90 wt. gear oil, or axle grease during a ride. I have used Yamalube 4str. oil and Rotella with the same results. When I first got the '04, I thought maybe I had a leak onto the exhaust some place. The '06 smelled exacly the same......dunno what the smell is. I have even had friends comment on it. Still waiting for the first valve adjusment to be needed on the '04....Go Blue..!

I switched to Rottella T also and now my bike stinks too.

I thinks it's more pronounced on the Yami than on my Honda because the honda's breather tube was routed into the airbox and under the carb with a cap on it. With the tube coming down the left side of the frame, it will leak oil a bit and the smell is just pumped out.

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