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The oil from my v strom has a rust color when i look through the glass oil indicator

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Sounds like it could be a little water in the oil! Might want to drop it off at the shop just in case.

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I don't work on many Suzuki's so I don't need a service manual. But I believe you will find several at the site below. The site has free PDF downloads. I hope this helps!

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Hi! I presume you are in a fairly warm climate? if so 10W40 synthetic should do the trick as for quantity? Not seeing many of these in my area I can only presume Suzuki still have a SIGHT/LEVEL glass usually just below or aroung the base of oil filler. Wth the bike upright on centre stand the oil should be visible through of the Round sight glass (1/2 way up). So dump your old oil, replace oil filter and remember to put sump plug back? fill with required oil to half way up the sight glass and Bingo!
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