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Hello

 

Just wondered, what color is your oil when you change it?

 

Got a 2016 WR450F with 60 hours on it and run Yamalube in it. Change the oil and filters every 12-15 hours and it comes out very black, looks like something out of a car that's done 10k!

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13 minutes ago, Rupert Trigg said:

 

Hello

 

Just wondered, what color is your oil when you change it?

 

Got a 2016 WR450F with 60 hours on it and run Yamalube in it. Change the oil and filters every 12-15 hours and it comes out very black, looks like something out of a car that's done 10k!

 

Remember you your engine holds just under one litre,and if your using your bike on trails and slipping the clutch you will get a lot of product from the clutch in your oil.

Also remember your WR engine isn’t a car engine and produces lots of heat and power for its small capacity,the heat cycles are one main thing that breaks down the property of oil,it’s under lots of challenging conditions inside your motor.

might be worth just changing it sooner if it’s so bad it’s got your concerned.

 

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1 hour ago, Rupert Trigg said:

 

Hello

 

Just wondered, what color is your oil when you change it?

 

Got a 2016 WR450F with 60 hours on it and run Yamalube in it. Change the oil and filters every 12-15 hours and it comes out very black, looks like something out of a car that's done 10k!

 

All normal. 

 

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The oil is dirty, which means its doing its job. its severely unlikely that with the use of good oil you are actually breaking the oil down. if you would like, send a sample off to Blackstone laboratories in Indiana i think and they will tell you PPM of the metal in it. do NOT freak out if you do. PPM is small small.

in fact, i bet they would tell you to run more than 15 hours lol. (im not advising one way or the other)

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