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Oil issue Usually my bike requires 3300ml for an oil change and around 3800ml when I do a filter and oil change. Since switching to this synthetic oil I have so far placed 5L of oil in and I keep getting an check oil light. I originally only put in the 3300ml and the level at first looked fine but after a 5 minute ride it was becoming slugish so I checked the level and added some oil. It was fine for 10 miles but then again was running low. I let it sit overnight to make sure the oil was cold and the level reading would be right. Once again it was low so I added more oil until it was just above the low marking, at this point it was up to 4600ml. This afternoon it did the same thing and showed low on oil. I finished off last of the 5th quart and now the level looks in the middle but it still is giving me a check oil light after about 3 minutes of riding. Another interesting thing I noticed is that the synthetic oil seems to be making a gel coating, white colored. I am starting to get really frustrated and cannot decide how to proceed. Please any advice would be very much appreciated.

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It really sounds like you have water in the oil or some other contaminant (bike wasn't run on Castor oil?) You probably want to drain oil into a clean container and flush system before you do serious damage. Bike is geting hot enough to boil off water?

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