Burning Oil, or Do Bikes Normally Chew Threw It?
OK, so I just bought an 1987 KLR with only 6,500 miles on it. Went through and did all the "new owner" stuff such as chainging oil & filter, cleaning air filter and chain, etc. I put in the prescribed 2.5 quarts and the oil level window showed the amount of new oil as coming up to the bare minimum line. I rode for approximately 350 miles at approx 65 mph on the highway, and it was already down nearly 3/4's of a quart just to get it back to that same level. I don't blow out blue smoke, and I'm a complete motorcycle newbie, so I'm not sure if bikes just chew threw oil as part of their normal operation or if something is up with my bike. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!