Smell of oil

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by 175mws, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. 175mws

    175mws Active Member

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    since I changed my trans oil from Syn3 to shockproof heavy I noticed that I can smell the trans oil when my bike get hot. is this common?
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The shockproof has a distinct smell being a gear oil and if you got some on the trans housing when servicing it, you will get a smell when it gets hot until you wash the bike.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I use spectro in mine and i can smell it when i get home most times esp if i have to stop hop off open the gate and then hop back on to get to garage i let it idle were talking less than a minute.. now if i can ride right to garage no smell.. also you can smell it sometimes after a long highway run
     
  5. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Also smell migrating out of the transmission vent tubing... (Normal) :s
     
  6. 175mws

    175mws Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I start with a bike was I only wash it every 6 months. So I guess a good bath may help. but I will wait to see If the replacement Mufflers come.