Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
My '09 uses 1/2 quart between oil changes.
I drive it HARD at times and never really babied it from 20 miles up to the
current 15,000 miles (22,000kms). If you are climbing mountain
roads the full throttle uphill runs would likely make any motor let oil past
the rings. Plus, the oil burning issue of generation 2s is well known.
Even that being said, I think Kaw fixed the oil issue by the second year. (our '09's.)
Hopefully the rings haven't slammed the grooves they ride in to spread the
piston walls and scuff the cylinder leading to massive oil burning. Maybe it's oil getting
past in the widened groove. Keeping my
fingers crossed that the problem goes WAY down during regular riding on the
pavement. Please let us know how this is progressing or regressing soon,
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
Last edited by CheapBassTurd; 12-18-2014 at 02:28 AM.