Yeah my oil is black and I changed my oil& filter before my last 1500 mile road trip. What should I do? Change or wait it out?
Don't know that I've ever seen white, but if it looks like chocolate milk you've got a real issue.Oil turns black...And it doesn't take long before it does. Don't sweat it.
Now if it turns white, then you have a problem.
Just keep an eye on your levels and oil/filter change intervals and you should be fine.
I heard about this? Can anyone verify as to why if so? I believe the lowest octane available here is 91 and when non gasohol is available I'll run 95.Do you run higher octane gas? I have found in my bikes that said use 86, if I ran 91 for instance, it blacked the oil faster. Just my experience.
Dino or synthetic is irrelevant, given the extremely short service interval.You cannot judge the condition of engine oil based on its color. When you "change" your oil, you are effectively draining out MOST of the old oil and filing with new. The fact is, there are passages and oil galleries in your engine and transmission (it is a shared bath lubrication system). that will not drain and it will cause old to mix with the new. As long as you use a motorcycle specific oil formulation in the correct viscosity, then you are going to be fine. Automotive oils have friction modifiers in them which will attach your wet clutch and cause it to slip. Dino or synthetic is irrelevant, given the extremely short service interval.