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whats up guys, changed my oil yesterday and the oil came out light brown compared to the dark brown that it usually is. i usually dont run it before i changed it but i did this time, is this what caused it to be light in color? also when i start it up it leaks alot of water out the tail pipes or where the can mates to the pipes. what can be the cause of this?
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Was there are any green spots in that oil or not ?



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Did you notice a milky texture/substance in the oil at all? If you did, then its a sure sign that water is leaking into your oil.
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whats up guys, changed my oil yesterday and the oil came out light brown compared to the dark brown that it usually is. i usually dont run it before i changed it but i did this time, is this what caused it to be light in color? also when i start it up it leaks alot of water out the tail pipes or where the can mates to the pipes. what can be the cause of this?

if it looked something like a chocolate milkshake, my first thought is blown headgasket / cracked block ... given the water in exhaust, headgasket


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As far as water leaking out your tailpipe, once the bike is warmed up, can you still see condensation coming out? Think of it as what a cars exhaust looks like on a really cold day.
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No green spots no milky substance, oil does look like chocolate milk. Havent noticed the water after its warmed up but i'll have to check it out. Is there anything I can do to determine if I have a blown head gasket?
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No green spots no milky substance, oil does look like chocolate milk. Havent noticed the water after its warmed up but i'll have to check it out. Is there anything I can do to determine if I have a blown head gasket?
If you have a leak down tester you can use it to see if you get bubbles in your cooling system

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Some symptoms are: overheating, bubbles coming into radiator, leaking, milkshake-colored oil, running rough, sweet smelling exhaust, lowered compression, increase/decrease in oil/coolant volume, Spark plugs that are off color and less power.
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Do a coolant pressure test.
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Chocolate Milk oil means a mixing of oil and coolant has taken place



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hhmm? so can you drink chocolate milk oil? is there some sort of chemical reaction that makes coolant and oil into chocolate milk? seeing as I'm a huge fan of the stuff.....
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whats up guys, changed my oil yesterday and the oil came out light brown compared to the dark brown that it usually is. i usually dont run it before i changed it but i did this time, is this what caused it to be light in color? also when i start it up it leaks alot of water out the tail pipes or where the can mates to the pipes. what can be the cause of this?


I feel your pain... The last oil change I did which was 5days ago it came out a dark brown color...but that started ^^^^ that day it was leaking a ton of water.. Now it just drips a bit and after warm up it just stops.. I'm still WTF about it

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I feel your pain... The last oil change I did which was 5days ago it came out a dark brown color...but that started ^^^^ that day it was leaking a ton of water.. Now it just drips a bit and after warm up it just stops.. I'm still WTF about it
Could just be condensation caused by the cold weather? If it goes away after she's warmed up then you should be fine.

Looks like you might have a leaky exhaust join from the headers to the mid-pipe though. I had a slight leak at this join and used some firegum sealant. That seemed to fix it pretty well.
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