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That's true. Some bikes do have the oil go black quickly. I've had a few like that. Can't recall about my DRZ ... too long ago. My DR650 oil stays pretty clean, not so much the Tiger. My WR250F oil stays clean .... like FOREVER.
I change it anyway as its a race bike. (I don't race it)
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My DRZ oil stays clean too. The black is just carbon build up usually. The older your engine, the more the carbon. Your oil turning black is showing it's doing it's job.

Although, worn piston rings make oil go black FAST !!
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that doesn't make me feel better Ted... considering my bike is only 8 months old! LOL

but I'll pay closer attention to the color and clarity of the oil when I change it next time
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My DRZ oil stays clean too. The black is just carbon build up usually. The older your engine, the more the carbon. Your oil turning black is showing it's doing it's job.

Although, worn piston rings make oil go black FAST !!
Oooh so does that mean my rings are shot because my oil hits the bike black.
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Oooh so does that mean my rings are shot because my oil hits the bike black.
Just as well you have plenty of spares !!
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