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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a new 09 Hammer. 1st day i put 600 miles on it. The next day I went to change out the break in oil and the oil turned out to be milky. The engine is air cooled so I'm wondering where the moisture came from. On the ride the day b4 the engine was hot from start to finish, just a few 5 minute stops for gas. I did however, ride through some rain. I checked the air filter and that seemed to be dry too (next day.) Would the rain have caused this even with a hot engine?

I'm going to be making the same 600 mile trip in a few days on the new oil so hopefully the new oil is the easy, quick fix to this problem.

Any ideas of how it turned milky?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 10:13 AM
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I can't imagine the rain would have done this. If you were sucking that much water throught the air cleaner the bike would have been running poorly. Usually after I just wash my bike it spits and sputters a little until the filter dries and never had milky oil.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 05:45 PM
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Interesting...... I would agree with the post above, I find it hard to believe that you sucked that much rain in to make it milky. When you checked/changed your oil, did you happen to turn run your bike first or did you do it cold. I noticed the last time I changed my oil in my bike, I ran it for about 2 minutes first and thought mine looked a little milky. I have always used the Victory oil change kits in my bike and it seems like too me if you run your bike before checking or changing the oil it looks a little milky. I panicked a little at first but if I check it cold or after the engine gets up to temp it looks fine.
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It wasn't full of air churned up by the crankcase full of little bubbles (like a milkshake) I have seen this many time on all sorts of machinery over the years.

If your oil was milky (had water in it) it would also have sludge in the crankcase as well when you drained the oil.

Where did the water come from in the first place? maybe it was there right from new at the factory...........

I think the oil was churned up by the crankcase, this is sometimes caused by having too much oil in the crankcase.

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I think Anzac it definitely on to something. When I think back at my oil it was full of tiny bubble giving it a lighter color which freaked me out at bit. I'm quite sure it didn't have water in it and I would bet that yours was the same. Thanks for the insight Anzac.
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I think Anzac it definitely on to something. When I think back at my oil it was full of tiny bubble giving it a lighter color which freaked me out at bit. I'm quite sure it didn't have water in it and I would bet that yours was the same. Thanks for the insight Anzac.
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Made the same trip home and went through a freak'n down poor. Checked the oil at every stop and at the end of the trip, no discoloration. Must have been what you suggested, aerated oil. I also got the bike lowered when I got back and the Victory mechanic said the bike shifts, sounds, operates, etc. as good as can be.
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Just went through the same thing with my 2007 jackpot. When I bought it, the oil was as black as tar and smelled bad. Who knows when he changed it last. Anyway, after changing the oil with the Victory change kit, I saw the same thing and freaked. Next day, after settling, it was dirtier, but not milky. Just bubbles from churning in the cranck case.
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Remember these things have the trans in the same case as the engine, and the oil is beaten into a nice marange by the spinning gears.
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Remember these things have the trans in the same case as the engine, and the oil is beaten into a nice marange by the spinning gears.
hey Kevin i like the way you described this, couldn't be put any better "oil is beaten into a nice marange by the spinning gears. "

hells bells while riding were making pie topping, just great, what will victory think of next.


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