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post #1 of 5 Old 04-25-2014, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Going to be klr owner which years have the oil issue guys

Wondering which years are the worst for oil buring I did own a 92 at one time and never added oil just changed ! Thankyou for any help I don't want to buy the wrong bike!
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 09:28 AM
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Some (not all) 2008s, and even fewer 2009s used excessive quantities of oil, from new.

Some didn't.

The individual history of the bike you consider remains key. An honest vendor will disclose the true oil consumption history of a bike in question.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 01:48 PM
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Good luck on finding your new bike.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 07:13 PM
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I will say for safety's sake, Any year or brand or particular engine Can Have oil consumption issues.
'08's and fewer '09's and even fewer '10's, can be found on the net.
But if you GO all the way back to the Archives of any .net site you can find any year, any thing!

CHECK YOUR OIL, on anything, NEW TO YOU! EVERY DAY. Until you Know, it's habits.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys I'm very excited to have one! Just don't want to pickup the wrong year I don't care one bit about gen 1 or gen 2 I'll take either one.
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