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post #1 of 16 Old 06-22-2007, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question First oil change and noticed something odd...

Did my 600 mile oil change (okay, 580 miles but who's counting) yesterday. When I spun the oil filter off, I noticed some orange stuff at the base of where the oil would come into the filter. It was dried and I could get a bit of it off with a fingernail. It came from the factory like this. Anyone else seen this? I have had three Suzukis with spin-off filters and none of them had this.

Should I worry about this? I figured it wouldn't be a big deal since it would get caught in the filter if it did come loose.

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Did my 600 mile oil change (okay, 580 miles but who's counting) yesterday. When I spun the oil filter off, I noticed some orange stuff at the base of where the oil would come into the filter. It was dried and I could get a bit of it off with a fingernail. It came from the factory like this. Anyone else seen this? I have had three Suzukis with spin-off filters and none of them had this.

Should I worry about this? I figured it wouldn't be a big deal since it would get caught in the filter if it did come loose.
no way, that's muffler bearing lubricant. How'd it get in the oil system? That's bad. If you fire the bike up in the rain with only your left foot on the peg, you could cause the sporking valve to sieze, leaving no room for the bypass diverter to divert all the neutron gas to the gigaboom converter. I'm sorry dude, theres nothing we can do.



Oh and it's the same crap that was in mine. 3 oil changes later, haven't seen any more.
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Noticed the same thing on my new 2007 when I changed the oil after 150 miles. It was on the base of the stem the oil filter screws onto. It amost looked like the remains of a rubber gasket chewed up. Don't know what it is. Was going to ask the service dept when I take it in for the 600 mile service.
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See, another problem only the 1k Has. The sporking valve on the 650 is much less prone to seizure. Also, proper break in, using the right brand and viscosity oil and replacing the factory tires eliminates all of these problems, even on the big slow 1k.

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Oh, crap, here we go again . . .

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See, another problem only the 1k Has. The sporking valve on the 650 is much less prone to seizure. Also, proper break in, using the right brand and viscosity oil and replacing the factory tires eliminates all of these problems, even on the big slow 1k.

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(Yes, oil, break in, tires, and 650 vs 1k, all in one thread, bring it.)

Wow, Your mom help you with that???

And everyone knows that factory tires don't cure muffler bearing lube problems. BUT, In your defense, I will say that in the case of the 650 you speak of, the factory tires should be used on the 650 to help compinsate for the uneaven weight due to only having ONE muffler bearing. . . . . .Now, go rotate the air in your rear tire and don't forget to clean your fork filter.

Oh, Anyone have any rear passanger grip lube? I seem to have run out.

Oh and by the way, I think Adventure carries an aftermarket sporking valve that out performs the factory valve 2 to 1.

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Did my 600 mile oil change (okay, 580 miles but who's counting) yesterday. When I spun the oil filter off, I noticed some orange stuff at the base of where the oil would come into the filter. It was dried and I could get a bit of it off with a fingernail. It came from the factory like this. Anyone else seen this? I have had three Suzukis with spin-off filters and none of them had this.

Should I worry about this? I figured it wouldn't be a big deal since it would get caught in the filter if it did come loose.
Ok, Kidder really, Don't worry about the crapola you found. We all have found the same thing. After the first oil change, it won't be a problem again. Good eye though, most people won't catch that.
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You [email protected]#stards! I had already disassembled half my motor, before I finished reading the other posts in this thread, only to find there is no such thing as a sporking valve! Mind you I should have been a little suspicious when the muffler bearing lubricant I used spat crap all over the washing line on startup!

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Wow, apparently, this is a serious repost. Sorry fellas. I thought I was onto something.

Although, greek's answer was so good, I'm glad I posted. I'm glad to know it's muffler bearing lubricant. My first guess was blinker fluid. LOL

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Something Odd

When this happened to me, I had to remove the sporking valve for grinding because it would not seat properly. After grinding, I noticed that the magnetic flux had changed on it, so I had to consult an astrologist to determine what phase of the moon would be best for re-assembly.

She explained that Waxing Crescent would be best, but that there could still be complications with neutron gas karma. So I consulted a witch doctor who explained that I had to pour a ring of salt around the entire motorcycle before performing the entire re-assembly in the nude with a divining rod sticking out of my [email protected]@. This was no easy trick. The divining rod keeps wanting to slip out and you need that second had to steady your alignment tool. Anyway, the curse has lifted now, and Iím just glad I didnít have to perform any blood sacrifices.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to buy a motorcycle.
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