2009 CRF250x Gear oil colour
  • arizonabay
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    2009 CRF250x Gear oil colour

    by arizonabay » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:51 pm

    Morning folks, I changed my gear oil last night and the old oil came out a little silvery.

    It seems ok when standing but when stirred, it seems to run very faint silver lines then settle back to a normal dark oily colour.

    The judder spring has been removed by a previous owner and everything looks clean in the clutch housing. The oil does not have any particulates in it.

    Is this anything to be concerned about? I've never owned/worked on a bike with separate engine and gear oil chambers so am a little clueless.

    Cheers
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    JimDirt
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    Re: 2009 CRF250x Gear oil colour

    by JimDirt » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:17 pm

    Welcome to the site !! \:D/

    If you are working with the tranny side (clutch side) , then this is normal and is basically clutch plate and hub wear , what you want to be concerned about is when you see Brass or Steel shavings , then you have issues .... but that is one thing nice about separate oil areas (which they stopped doing on the latest generation) is if you get clutch contaminates , it stays out of the engine/piston side so less actual engine wear due to contaminants .... ;)
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  • arizonabay
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    Re: 2009 CRF250x Gear oil colour

    by arizonabay » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:30 am

    Thanks Jim, that makes sense.

    Cheers
  • Leardriver
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    Re: 2009 CRF250x Gear oil colour

    by Leardriver » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:18 am

    100% normal, so much so that I would be surprised if there wasn't a tiny bit of silver color.

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