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    Posted: 11 Apr 2018 at 19:04
Just changed the oil in my 2015 V7 II and a good 1/2 mug of clear water came out the rear drain plug Shocked

Anyone else noticed this on their bike?

I assume it's moisture from the warm breathers condensing in the cold airbox, draining back to the sump via the oil return pipe (or water/oil return pipe in my case).
Seems odd the water was so clear and only came out the rear drain, as if there's some sort of oil/water separator inside the sump?


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Yes happened to me, I even took a sample back to the dealer who did the previous service thinking their engine oil storage was at fault. But it happened again after I had serviced my V711, the water only drains from the rear plug because that is the lowest and water is heavier than engine oil. I sometimes allow a dribble from the rear plug mid service mileage. Steve.
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Don't forget it has been a very damp winter. High humidity in the atmosphere will only make this problem worse.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 13:09
A classic problem of the oil simply not getting hot enough.  The solution is actually very simple - relocate to the South of France, Australia or somewhere else warm and dry!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 18:51
I think the occasional dribble from the sump is a good idea Steve, I'll start doing that between services.

BTW, I'd love to live somewhere much warmer!


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Originally posted by motopete motopete wrote:

I think the occasional dribble from the sump is a good idea Steve, I'll start doing that between services.

BTW, I'd love to live somewhere much warmer!


Steve very good idea Thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2018 at 19:55
I can remember changing the primary drive oil in my Triumph T140 every Saturday in Winter time Shocked

Always drained out looking exactly like evaporated milk...


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Not sure if this applies wherever you live,but I dont ride pretty much all winter.If I run the bike during storage and dont run it hot enough I get condensation in the oil.
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Checked the V7 this morning. Nothing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 20:06
Originally posted by stokes1971 stokes1971 wrote:

Not sure if this applies wherever you live,but I dont ride pretty much all winter.If I run the bike during storage and dont run it hot enough I get condensation in the oil.

I've not run it all winter, just maintained the battery. The weather was pretty cold when I last rode the bike in November so maybe the oil just doesn't get hot enough in cold weather?
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Originally posted by oldlegs oldlegs wrote:

Yes happened to me, I even took a sample back to the dealer who did the previous service thinking their engine oil storage was at fault. But it happened again after I had serviced my V711, the water only drains from the rear plug because that is the lowest and water is heavier than engine oil. I sometimes allow a dribble from the rear plug mid service mileage. Steve.

Do you do short journeys and are light on the throttle ?
not had the problem with my breva ( similar engine) but I only do long runs and work it hard
odd really as an air cooled machine should warm up quicker
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