W. T. F.
The Beemer's been running fine for once, which always makes me nervous.
And for good reason! So today, the temperature light went on. "That's odd," thought I, since it was 40F out at the time. I rode the rest of the way to work.
On the way home, no idiot light on the whole commute…until I pulled into my driveway. And when I parked, the bike smelled sorta funny.
I figured I'd check the coolant level just to make sure I didn't have a pinhole leak somewhere or something.
And then, when I took the oil cap off to remove the lefthand fairing, I found THIS:
I admit to shrieking like a little schoolgirl. What in the hell is that?
So against my better judgment, I looked at the hole where you pour the oil. ACK!
There are LAYERS of STALACTITES in my oil tank.
At this point I was yelling in my garage sounding like Ralphie's dad in A Christmas Story, FARKINGMUMBLE STUPID BEEMER GOTTA BE KIDDING ME FRICKING ZARKLE CRAPPIN
Here's what the oil sight glass looks like:
Now, to me, this looks like money. Expensive, time consuming, money.
My first thought is a blown head gasket, but the oil inside the tank isn't creamy looking. The bike does smell sweet though (er, not in a happy way) and, well, there's all that crap.
I'm simultaneously pissed off and grossed out….and now I'm off to plug the XT onto the battery tender since apparently I'll be riding that for the foreseeable future.