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Hi. For the past few months ive been using my bike to commute to work. Because its been really shit weather i havent been taking the scenic route or anything like that, just straight to work and back which is only 3 miles each way. bad boy, i know... i arrive at work at 6am when its nice and cold and get home at about 18.15 when its also nice and cold. after just a short ride that's begging for condensation, i know. today after work i looked at the oil level glass and saw ive got a pretty nasty layer of white on it i opened the cap and that wasnt too pretty either. i could see normal oil in the sump behind the crap on the glass so i took it for a thrash to try and clear the oil up a bit. after 10 or 15 mins i took it home and checked again and the sight glass is a bit clesrer than it was before but the filler cap has some fresh white crap. i dont want to dump the oil and put in some fresh stuff just for that to instantly become contaminated and if i open the filler cap when the bike is running i do see good oil spitting out a little, so do you think im safe to ride it on the oil thats in there for a while on longer rides every day to help clear the system and then do a change once the oil looks back to normal?

btw my coolant looks fine and the level isnt dropping as far as i can tell

Thanks for reading, sorry for the essay
 

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Ok thanks, I just wanted to check it's ok to just burn it off when it's this bad rather than changing the oil. I've had it a bit milky before but the filler cap was full of sticky crap that didn't look good at all.

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I did kind of think that. I was trying to find out the easiest way to get it all cleared. Changing the oil might help a bit but that stuff is pretty sticky and a lot of it will stay behind I reckon. I'm just trying to find the best plan of attack. From now on I'll take the longer route home so it helps clear it and stops it getting worse but other than that I haven't got any great ideas.
 

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Went out for the first proper ride of the year today and checked after about an hour and the oil looked as it should :) hopefully taking the long route home every day will keep it as it should be
 
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How does the coolant look?
 
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