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Rode a cautious 30 k and no problems occurred, though when drained the oil was definitely still showing signs of some water, but nowhere near as bad. A few more changes and I hope things will be back to normal.

My best guess is that rain water was blown into the breather cap, and then boiled while riding in the heat (at 10,000ft if that makes any difference). The resulting steam pushed oil out as well.
Since it seems I'm not the only one to have water problems with the hub, I think a plastic cap over the breather might be a good idea. If it was a push fit over the nut there would be air vents via the flats.
Thanks for all responses - we live and learn ...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 22:27
I'm getting deja vu, was there not a chap who found the water in his FD was getting in through the front of the swingarm? Implies lots of riding in the rain though ...



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 21:32
Seems like the V7 was not built to be waterproof - but then again it is Italian.  Maybe we expect too much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 08:37
I reckon leaving it uncovered on the patio all winter is a step too far -- mea culpa!

Certainly Italian Bikes have flair, though practical priorities may vary -- I did once have an Italian combat jacket which was "Dry Clean Only." 
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