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post #11 of 37 Old 06-23-2019, 12:35 PM
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Is there any evidence of the air filter ever being mis-serviced? Dust on the flame arrestor screen, grit in the clean side of the air box, missing the drain plug on the clean side air box drain hose?

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post #12 of 37 Old 06-23-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the confusion.
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post #13 of 37 Old 06-23-2019, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Paul,
Not that I saw during the initial service I did. It had the stock air filter, appeared to be oiled with engine oil. I replaced with a uni and their oil. Screen was clean. And drains in place with exception of the duck bill drain in the very back had damage.
Carb was clean
The last trip consumption was certainly alarming. But up till then, ball park it wasn’t too bad. Qt/1000-or so. I had to flog it pretty hard with a 30+ mph headwind. Guess it decided to swallow mass quantities on
That run. Got me?
Will see if it was a fluke or if it continues.
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I’m just going to keep riding it and keeping an eye on it. Like I told you in the message, Paul. This thing is clean as a pin and has enough mods and farkles, I either got the bike for free or the stuff for free. If it blows up before the season is over? Oh well, I’ll buy another, move the goodies over and part it out. And other than the burn it runs so good i think it’ll make it till this winter when I can do the 685 kit. With my work schedule and all I’d be surprised if I put another 5000 on it this year. Will see
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Let me clarify, no it didn’t use THAT much.

Last 2k.
Bought a 5 qt jug. 2.5 to change oil. Used 2 qts in 2000 miles. Have a half qt left.
Ah!, OK. That sounds better.

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Sorry for the confusion Tom! And my methods thus far are less than scientific. I’ll try a little harder with the new mods and lighter weight oil. I get bulk oil and refill an airplane quart jug with the sight line in the side that I carry with me. That last trip may have been a fluke or I didn’t start at the top of the glass. Or maybe it did swallow that much. That’s a bother to me. Seems to be about 1/2 a sight glass plus or minus getting a reading on these damn things even after sitting overnight on a center stand on my flat hangar floor. Getting a decent reading shouldn’t be such a pain. When riding I just keep it in upper half of the glass at stops if need be.
I’m also going to do the same ride down to moms and back tomorrow, 300 miles. Will see how it does. Same trip, speed, and load out. Hopefully not the same wind. Only difference other than stated above is I also went back to a stock exhaust this weekend. That noisy Lexx had to go!
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I use the cheap Hearos 'Rock n Roll' ear plugs. Remove the hard plastic pin & shorten by about 1/8th inch. Really quiets the used D606 that is currently on the rear wheel.

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Paul I may have to try some ear plugs. My highway helmet is quiet. My dual sport helmet isn’t. But between the roar in town and the drone on the highway, the Lexx had to go. I pulled and repacked it. Didn’t need it and didn’t help. Think it sort of echoed off the cases too when you’re on it. Let a friend ride it and I could hear him as he rode off for a long ways. Someone on eBay will buy it. Plenty of guys like noise.
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Well, did the down and back to moms yesterday. And I’ve gotta say, I’m rather shocked. I added no oil. When I changed the oil I got a bit much in, was a splash over the top of the sight glass. Ride down and back was much the same as the last one where it burned a bunch of oil. Enough of a headwind to use a lot of throttle at 70 on the way down. Only got 36 mpg down and 41 coming back. Ran it harder than last time, with the stock exhaust not roaring made it nice. Put it on the stand when done and when I checked it before going home had just a small bubble visible in the glass. Heading to work shortly so will check again after all night of drip down. But from a back to back version of the same trip to go from a half quart to almost none is awesome! The experiment will continue............
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