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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-17-2000, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I think my R1 is burning too much oil!

It is a 1999 and has 7,600 mi. I have so far changed the oil every 2,00 mi.

Today the low oil level light came on. I had to add 1/2 quart to bring it back to the full level.

Is it normal for a bike to burn 1/2 quart per 2,000 mi?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-18-2000, 09:49 AM
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rr31:

Is it normal for a bike to burn 1/2 quart per 2,000 mi?
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Heck No! Its under warranty still right?


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Yeah, it is still under warranty, in fact, I got the 4 year factory extended warranty when I got the bike so I should be covered for a while.

I think that I will just keep an eye on the oil consumption over the next few thousand miles.

I have never had a bike that lost oil. Have you?

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-18-2000, 03:38 PM
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No, No, NO!! Don't wait another thousands miles to see if it still leaks or burns oil. If it is .5 Quarts low, and you have warranty, get it fixed. Who knows if it is leaking oil on your rear tire..not good, or further engine damage might be happening. I had an 89 katana that didn't even use that much oil.

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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-18-2000, 03:51 PM
 
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My R6 has started doing that. I check for oil on the engine and I see nothing. What is going on?

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-18-2000, 04:03 PM
 
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Did you check the plugs for blow-by? Compression check would be in order, I think.

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I hadn't considered that. I think I will make a trip down to the dealer. Maybe that will be under warranty. Hell, nothing else seems to be.

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A half quart in 2K miles doesn't seem like much to me. Is it possible that some oil is finding its way into the airbox during long wheelies?

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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-19-2000, 04:03 AM
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tristan:
A half quart in 2K miles doesn't seem like much to me.
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Are you kidding? My RR has'nt used an ounce in over 5000 miles. I would be concerned.

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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-19-2000, 04:27 AM
 
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I'm a Honda guy, but NO new bike should use any amount of oil..



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