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post #1 of 4 Old 11-20-2009, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Has the oil comsumption problem been resolved?

Sorry if this subject has been beaten to death, but I'd like to know if Kawasaki has resolved the oil comsumption problem on the '09-10 KLRs...if so, how did they do it?

Thanks for all responses...

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-21-2009, 09:24 PM
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Bob, I can't speak for everyone but I have two 09 models and neither appear to have an oil consumption problem. I purchased both last March and my wife and I have almost 2,300 miles on each. I have been riding for the last 35yrs on the street and these are the first dual sport bikes I have owned. We are very pleased with the bikes and they are perfect for our type of riding. We don't do any hardcore dirt riding but we are now able to go places I would not have taken our large touring bike. I have heard that Kawasaki experimented with a different type of piston ring on the 08 models but switched back when they ran into oil consumption problems. I don't know if that is true but it seems reasonable. The 09's don't seem to have the problem and not all 08's had the problem either. Hope that helps.


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post #3 of 4 Old 11-23-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, that's reassuring. I'm interested in the KLR, but would not buy one if it was going to use oil like a 2-stroke...I know they're bikes built to a price point, but I think they should still not be doing that...

Thanks, Greg!
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I have seen a few reports of 09's burning oil but nothing like the 08's.
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