Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riding around the USofA
Thinking about this oil consumption, 1 1/2 qts in 1200 miles, I have to think you are making a mistake somewhere. No smoke, none leaking, it has to be going somewhere.
Are you checcking the oil with the bike in the same position all the time? Do you have a friend that likes to play games? Is someone putting a straw in there and drinking your oil?
I would change the oil and filter, put 2 1/2 quarts back in there, and keep an eye on it. I have 30,000 + miles on my 04, I change the oil between 1500 and 2000 miles and have never added any between changes. I very rearly even check the oil anymore, just change it at 1500.
On the gas you could be getting bad gas causing the drop in MPG. Do you buy your gas at the same station every time?
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