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Ok guys. I'm freaking out a bit. Was looking at my oil and it is a tan color with a gas like smell. Someone please tell me this is just some very old oil. Please. It still has an oil consistency and feels like oil when rubbed between my fingers. I've seen milky oil from coolant before and this is nothing like that. I'm going out on a limb and guessing it's from condensation from sitting for who knows how long in cold weather. Well that's what I'm hoping on.

Should I throw on that fram oil filter and some cheap oil and run it then flush it again then do a real oil change and see what happens?
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don't use a fram on anything... put some Rotella in it, run it 100 miles and dump it.
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So you don't think it's anything to worry about? And was just gonna use the fram to run it a few miles then toss it and the oil. And use a good filter and oil. But if it's not a issue I'll just change the oil

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don't use a fram on anything... put some Rotella in it, run it 100 miles and dump it.
Completely agree, just dump this oil and filter, run some JASO MA2 wet clutch oil, do a short ride, dump that oil and filter ... Then put new oil and filter .... you'll be "fine"

Yess it seems like moist (so water) is inside your oil from many SHORT RIDES or parked too long ..

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Thank you so much guys. I was going into full panic mode. I talked to my buddy that has a Harley and he has gas smell also.

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My throttle position sensor went out of calibration on my 2004 Vegas causing it to dump gas and it ended up making the oil smell like gas, people riding behind me could smell it also. Dealer set it and I never had another problem.
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If you have been riding out when it was cold enough that the motor oil seldom got hot enough to boil out the condensation and extra fuel, this is to be expected. A bike doesn't have a thermostat like a car. Being air cooled it has cooling for a 120 degree day all the time and the oil does not warm up enough on cold days, even with extended riding, to remove the water from condensation and products of combustion or extra fuel thatt builds up in it..

When it is cold out your EFI system has the "choke" on to some extent all the time to make the motor run properly also. So you get even more fuel contamination than normal in the oil because of this.


Diesel rated oils have a special additive package to better protect a motor from moisture build up than conventional oils. Moisture and fuel still builds up in the oil but those oils control the rust better. They are a better choice for winter riding or wet climates. You still need to dump the oil more often in cold riding to get the fuel that builds up out though. There is just less of a chance of having a problem with internal rust if you run them.



If you don't ride when it is cold and you have not had your bike stored somewhere where it is wet like outside with a tarp over it, etc you might have some other issue so far as far as the fuel smell. The oil color comes from moisture contamination though.

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It may have been worse than I thought. That's some ugly oil.
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It may have been worse than I thought. That's some ugly oil.
That sure seems to be a lot of moisture......I've seen ATVs come in that got pulled out of lake Erie and that oil looked like gray milk but not that color. The one sat under the ice for four days before it got pulled out.

I would drain and fill twice just to make sure. Cheapest stuff that was on the shelf, ride it for like 10 miles, dump, refill and do it one more time, just to make sure, third time usually means ll the stuff is out of there by then.

Does that oil have a gas smell to it at all??


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And joe. I just bought this bike so I know nothing about the history of the bike.

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