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Offline eloera

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Oil consumption
« on: June 29, 2020, 10:20:27 PM »
is it normal for a 2015 Tiger with 31k miles to burn a quart of oil in about 7 months  3200 miles after service?

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 12:03:20 AM »
No,  1 quart in 3200 miles is too much for normal riding. But the words 'after service' would beg the question, was it serviced properly with the correct amount.
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:53 AM »
Hi and :401:

When mine is serviced I ensure the oil level is at the 'max' line. Then at approximately 3 - 4k miles I usually top up with 1/2litre as it has used some, such that when the 6k service & oil change is due again the oil level is usually around the mid point between 'low & max'.
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 02:10:35 AM »
I wish my Tiger only used a quart every 3200 miles.  Right now I'm at a quart of oil every 1,000 miles.  Think it is either the rings or the valve guides.  Not looking forward to that ding in the wallet.  :191:
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 10:04:47 AM »
My bike used around 300ml of oil every 4000 km. Last couple of years i use the Motul  5100 semisynthetic 10w - 50. It now uses nearly nothing.   

Having said that i was doing oil changes every 10000 km. Now i change oil every 5000 km. Reason being i find that gear changes are not that buttery smooth after 5000 km. It doesnt cost that much anyway.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 01:40:58 PM »
I've always used the motul every 6k miles and never had to top up in between.
I thought that was the normal state of events.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2021, 04:27:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by bikepsych [+]
I wish my Tiger only used a quart every 3200 miles.  Right now I'm at a quart of oil every 1,000 miles.  Think it is either the rings or the valve guides.  Not looking forward to that ding in the wallet.  :191:

By 'eck, how many miles has your bike done?
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 01:52:43 PM »
up to 60,000 kms my bike did not take any oil between oil changes (every 10,000 kms), right now it's about a 0.5 to .75 l/per 5,000 kms, not too bad for 83,000 kms on the clock...
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2021, 08:32:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
By 'eck, how many miles has your bike done?
Just went over 37,000 miles.
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 09:20:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by bikepsych [+]
Just went over 37,000 miles.

Worrying. Only heard of one other using oil similar at 1L/1k miles, that was a new bike, dealer stripped top end & fitted new rings under warranty, they said the rings had not been spaced correctly, still same, they wouldn't take it back so it was chopped in for a Yam. It'll be out there for somebody else.
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