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OfflineVJohan

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    Condensate in air box
    « on: 2016-05-01 19:52:20 »
    Hello guys,

    yesterday I dit the 30.000kms service. Valves perfectly in within specs. Oil changed, etc....
    I am a little bit concerned oubout the condensate in the air box I have drained it, there came about 80ml of water out of it and some drops of oil. Do I need to be worried?

    Thanks for your replies

    Johan

    Offlinee7navy1999

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      Re: Condensate in air box
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-05-06 02:29:26 »
      condensate air box is for water.  has it ever been drained in 30,000km?  On the PM it should be drained on a regular basis.  You must be in a very wet and humid riding area?  I am in the desert so get zero water always

      Offlinee7navy1999

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        Re: Condensate in air box
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-03-30 00:57:17 »
        Hate to dig up old news but I have to admit a wrong:  I once stated that the Condensate in the air box drain line should only have 1-2 drops of water if any and NEVER any oil or antifreeze.  I WAS WRONG.  After riding into a weeks worth of rain storms...I decided to check my condensate drain line.  WHEW!!! DOGGY!!!  There was about a cup and 1/2 of water.  No oil, not antifreeze...just water!  I have to say it was doing is job.  I still insist that any oil of antifreeze coming from the condensate box is BAD NEWS!  I means a crack oil ring on one or more pistons.  Good luck all.. It is 60f degrees here all weekend!!!!!  PS: The condensate line is a black 1/4" tube and is located by your left ankle just inside the frame.  It has a small black or red plug about 1" long.   Pull the plug and catch any drips into a cup.  In most cases it should be 100% bone dry.  I check mine every oil change or 5000 us miles