Gear Oil Always Grey?

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I replaced my clutch a couple of days ago. I put new oil in it, rode, checked the oil level, the level was ok, a little low. But was grey already. I drained the oil, replaced, and rode the next day, oil was grey again after checking. Any suggestions on how this could be happening?
 
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It's normal. Especially after putting new clutch plates in. New plates wear a bunch of material off quickly, which is why you are supposed to change your transmission oil regularly.
 
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yep. totally natural. Just change the oil every 2-3 rides depending on how hard you ride
 
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pradami said:
I replaced my clutch a couple of days ago. I put new oil in it, rode, checked the oil level, the level was ok, a little low. But was grey already. I drained the oil, replaced, and rode the next day, oil was grey again after checking. Any suggestions on how this could be happening?

Steel drive plates will fix that. I can put two good rides on my bikes and drain the gear box oil and it's the same color as when I poured it in. Throw those alumn drive plate in the trash can. Also after years of using those alumn drive plates you will have grey/silver paste looking stuff collected in the gear box. :)
 
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The steel plates will also add some flywheel effect and smooth the power delivery of the CR.
 
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Thanks guys....all your help was great. lol too bad that oil gets expensive ;) Have a safe ride my friends