New bike, brown oil? - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: L0 GSXR 750
Posts: 112
New bike, brown oil?

Hey guys, I have a 2010 gsxr 750 that is basically brand new. Picked it up from the dealer in November, had a few days of riding on it, changed the oil (Motul 3100 I believe, non syn) and let the bike sit for the winter.

We've finally had a few warm days so I started it up, double checked the oil level and have had it out for a few quick rides.

After yesterday's ride (a little longer than the other two, got it out on the highway etc) I had a look at the sight glass and noticed that the oil is brown.

It's still translucent, and it doesn't look "dirty" but I was somewhat surprised to see it change from the golden brown color to a medium/darker brown so quickly.

Would this be considered normal with a new engine?

Thanks
Adam
arw321 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: L0 GSXR 750
Posts: 112
Re: New bike, brown oil?

Oh, I should clarify that the bike was started twice after the oil change and run for about 10 minutes to warm close to operating temp. First time was 3 weeks ago after a power commander install, second time was last week after an exhaust install.

I'm not sure if this matters or not as I've heard that if there is condensation in the motor it will burn off causing the oil to change color.

I'm probably over thinking this.
arw321 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:38 PM
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Posts: 10,466
Re: New bike, brown oil?

my piss is yellow...but turns clear as I drink water freaky stuff man...brown oil...psh that's got to be wrong
Lean With It is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:38 PM
Tambouriner
 
Wally Beast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cheese State
Motorcycle: K8 GSXR 1000 - street, K3 GSXR750 - track
Posts: 6,000
Re: New bike, brown oil?

You're fine dude. It doesn't take long at all for the oil to turn brown
Wally Beast is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Only Here to LOL & +1....
 
Buster Hymen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: B.C.
Motorcycle: K7 750 Crackbike
Posts: 8,002
Re: New bike, brown oil?

Condensation buid up in the engine caused by starting it periodically and getting the engine hot which then draws moisture in............change the oil.
Buster Hymen is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Provisional Novice
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: L0 GSXR 750
Posts: 112
Re: New bike, brown oil?

LOL thanks guys.
arw321 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 08:57 PM
Provisional Novice
 
mr_roboteye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New West / Vancouver, BC, or yo' mommas house
Motorcycle: K4 1000
Posts: 129
Re: New bike, brown oil?

The main reason bike oil gets "dirty" in a short period of time is because our bikes have a wet clutch. Particulates from the fiber plates turn the oil brown.

In a motocross bike where a racer abuses / slips the clutch a lot to get a good drive out of corners the oil can look almost black after just one race because of all the clutch material that's suspended in it.


.
mr_roboteye is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 07:08 AM
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: abq, nm/ newport news, va
Motorcycle: K5 GSXR1000
Posts: 43
Re: New bike, brown oil?

plus i imagine since your engine is new it is still breaking in....its gonna get dirty a little faster at first
Uselesryder919 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome