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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2008, 10:08 pm Thread Starter
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Question Consuming oil?

Anyone out there find their GT is using oil on a regular basis? I had to add about 5/8 of a quart during my 2500 mile trip recently. I was running her pretty hard so I am not sure if that had an effect on her. Didn't notice any oil exhaust at all.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2008, 10:21 pm
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No noticeable oil consumption between changes. With a dry sump engine it is imperative to be sure that you know exactly how much was in it to begin with, and then check it under the same conditions, i.e. level and hot
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Ken, are you checking it with the engine hot? If you check it cold, it will read low on the dipstick.

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Not a drop burned in 21k miles. And plenty of hot hard riding.

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My 06 needed a little top up in the first 6kmiles -- but since then not a drop , with over 20k miles on the clock she's tighter than a ducks arse!!.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2008, 7:17 pm
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None between changes, 14k miles on the clock. Always checked hot.

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All the checks have been hot. I don't notice any drips or leaks. Will check with the dealer and keep an eye on her. Thanks.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 6:44 am
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I have over 25,000 miles on my 06, and only had to add oil once. And that was the first ride after a dealer service, so I think the dealer just did not add enough oil.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 7:13 am
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Never added a drop to the GT.

Old boxer engine always used oil, even up to 100,000 miles. By design I assume.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2008, 6:27 pm
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Make sure you are checking it when its really hot. Ride at least 15 miles or more. Oil tank bikes are subject to this seemingly inaccurate or inconsistant oil levels. Only check it out after longer rides and don't be tempted to believe what you see as an oil level even after the bike has been sitting after 25 min or the next morning.
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