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post #1 of 5 Old 07-17-2019, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch swap - Bubbles in oil

We just replaced the clutch on my brothers z900 and after a quick spin around the block the oil looks like champagne. A lot of tiny bubbles in it as it fills the sight glass, the only picture I have is after the bike was off for about 2-3 minutes. I believe that the oil is contaminated I am just trying to identify how/why or if I am just freaking out over nothing.

1. The steel plates might have been coated in an anti-corosive that needed to be washed off?
2. Some genius decided instead of tossing the oil from the bag we soaked the plates in we should use it to help top off the oil. (Fresh ziplock bag, friction plates put in soaked for ~3 hours, oil bag put in bike) I still can't believe I let the knuckle head do this.
3. The oil is overfilled and being frothed up? (Doubtful, the image of the sight glass was after the bike was off for several minutes)

I'm dying here someone please help me out.

I know its not a gsxs related request but I have been talking to you guys for a long time and I trust this forum more than some randoms on the z900 forum.
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Yikes. Who changed the oil and what did they use? Was the clutch done at a shop, if so I’d take it back and ask.
Either way, it needs to be changed again.

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peace of mind change the oil use same filter ..youll feel better
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Yeah I wouldn’t of re used the oil you soaked your plates in, change the oil and see where that gets you

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Drain and put some fresh oil in there. That's the first thing to do.

Is the new clutch functioning properly? Did you possibly install the plates in incorrect order? I don’t think reusing the oil you soaked in would be a problem. Are you using proper motorcycle oil?

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