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Re: Using oil
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2019, 07:39:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I think it's just a tolerances thing, some bikes that have engineering tolerances at the 'slack' end of the range are going to use more oil than tighter ones.

Ha, Yeah, the tighter ones suffer the "No start when hot" syndrome.  :492:
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Re: Using oil
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2019, 10:42:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by neilb [+]
I would be guessing, but I think about 300-400mL. That part is irrelevant to me if you're going to say it's ok, or they all do that.

300-400ml over 2300 miles takes you back to 1 litre over 6000 miles which is where you started.
You have two choices. You continue tipping oil in as required or you get the engine stripped down and rebuilt. There are no other options so dont look for a quick fix.

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2019, 09:22:27 AM »
Mine uses 250-300ml every 2500 miles. 300 ml is enough to go lower than the lowest mark so i top up and then i change oil after approximate another 500 miles.  Oil changes every 3000 miles. I personally accepted the fact and to be honest it doesnt bother me that much. I just keep an eye on the level.

But i made a promise to myself next new bike will be run in the hard way as i suspect from reading around babying her into life is not the best for oil consumption.

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2019, 09:49:26 AM »
Recently finished an 8500km trip around half of Australia (its a big country) on my 2017 800XCA, the bike was faultless throughout the trip and didnt use any oil at all.
But all the dead straight roads for 100's ok km at a time didnt help the tyres much  :001:
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Re: Using oil
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2019, 05:13:21 PM »
don't see the problem, a bike taking a 1 liter oil on 10,000 kms (or 6,000 miles) is perfectly alright... high consumption would be 1 liter per 1,000 kms.
My 2013 roadie with over 72,000 kms on the clock normally takes 0,5 liter per 10,000 kms, the bendy roads and steep passes in Lake District on this year's megameet made it eat some more but not really serious
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 05:15:19 PM by Derchef1962 »
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Re: Using oil
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
my bikes only 7 months old, but i'll be worried if it starts using oil, 1lt in 6k mls is high afaic, it shouldn't use any oil, in the last 35 years ive not had any Japanese bike use oil in between changes, don't know what may cause it, but it doesn't sound like good engineering...doesn't fill me with confidence...

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2019, 07:27:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by walt [+]
my bikes only 7 months old, but i'll be worried if it starts using oil, 1lt in 6k mls is high afaic, it shouldn't use any oil, in the last 35 years ive not had any Japanese bike use oil in between changes, don't know what may cause it, but it doesn't sound like good engineering...doesn't fill me with confidence...

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »
I check mine every other friday when I get home from work, in that time I will have done 500 miles (ish) and I usually put in about 250 - 300ml. I have been recording the milage Vs oil use for quite a while, (probably about 20k miles but can't say exactly because I lost everything before 46k miles) and it hasn't changed at all.

the bike is now on 52k miles. I babied it when new and I think this is the result, as someone else said, the next time I get a new bike it is getting thrashed from the off.

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2019, 10:00:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
Stop worrying just ride


I do ride....not getting a dig, but about double your miles in the last 6 years, that's why i'm worried.... :028: and that's a fair bit of oil...lol



lots of my EU riding is in your neck of the woods, Germany is one of my favourite places to ride, next time i'm passing Frankfurt i'll call in for coffee/oil.....
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 10:19:58 PM by walt »

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Re: Using oil
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2019, 10:09:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by taff [+]

the bike is now on 52k miles. I babied it when new and I think this is the result, as someone else said, the next time I get a new bike it is getting thrashed from the off.


i'm just not sure this is true, :084:  in general, bikes burning oil disappeared in the 60/70's, I was shocked when I came on this forum to see how common it was with some Triumphs, ive ran all my bikes in as normal/progressively, but never had oil burning issues

 


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