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post #1 of 24 Old 07-05-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Burner???

2011 with 1850 miles. I had the 600 mile oil change service done. Today I noticed that the oil was barely showing oil. So I gave it a quart of oil. Now the glass is full. What are my options here? I shall check the oil everyday now!!! However I know I checked every couple of days. That would mean in the last 250-300 mile it burned that much oil. That's insane!!

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Please tell me you checked it with the bike straight upright, right?

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2011 with 1850 miles. I had the 600 mile oil change service done. Today I noticed that the oil was barely showing oil. So I gave it a quart of oil. Now the glass is full. What are my options here? I shall check the oil everyday now!!! However I know I checked every couple of days. That would mean in the last 250-300 mile it burned that much oil. That's insane!!

Any help would be appreciated.
Mike
Personally, I would take it back to the dealer (it's still under warranty right?) That's excessive by any standards.

Just wondering too, have you ever added oil to it before?


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Yeah, that's crazy dood. You sure the gnomes aren't syphoning your oil?

Sorry, not trying to make light. That sucks.




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That's what I thought. I haven't been dogging it. It's tripping me out really. I've read all about it on here. I really didn't think it would happen to this bike. Guess I was wrong!

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It's all good. This old boy doesn't take anything to serious. I will raise a stink to the high heavens though! I just wanna make sure that I'm not going to walk into the dealership & hear "oh that's normal routine"!

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I'd be bitchin!

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Nope, that much definitely isn't normal... I think the dealership does some kind of test to determine if the oil burning is excessive. My 08 uses almost none if it's kept below 5000 RPM. I wish you the best of luck with it and hope the dealer will help you out.

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I use some, but not like that. I'd be having a pretty serious conversation with the dealership. Mine didn't even start burning much until 10K miles.




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