Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Yup, those years do seem the most prone to being oil burners. Though that's not the case in all of them, I have an 08 and it only uses a little oil when I bag the heck out of it. If I keep my RPM below 5000 it doesn't use any. All years can be oil burners though, I've heard of Gen 1's doing it and also the late models.
That being said, one of the overbore kits and a new piston will cure the problem permanently. The 685 kit has been around for a long time and seems to do the trick well. The kit is reasonably priced and you just have to take the cylinder in to get it bored oversize.
The big thing is to remember to keep an eye on the oil level regardless of what year you choose. If you do have one that uses oil and it runs too low it will toast the head in pretty short order... Big $$$!