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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2006, 6:41 am Thread Starter
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Put another 2100km(1200 miles) on the clock

during the week-end.
Had to add some oil as the BC signalled me with <!>. That was already the second time during 8000 km so totally I added 500 ml of 15W-40 BMW. Looks like it takes around 100 ml each 1000 km( like BMW cars 15 years ago).
The average speed was around 160 km/h(100mph). Sometimes I maintained that speed during several hours non-stop at the air t =+23 C/26 C. No overload( I did not carry the side cases). But rare "shots" up to 240 km/h. Just not to asleep :-))
Another strange thing - the BC showed fuel consumption of 5/5,3/5,7/6,2/6,5 and finally 6,8 litre per 100 km. I did not reset the trip meter after each re-fuelling and engaged cruise control a lot. But the reading is definitely wrong.
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Your post implies that the GTs are using oil...at a normal rate. I have to disagree. I changed my oil at 50 miles, 600 miles, then 3000 miles and never added oil between. After this past weekend, my GT now has 6,200 miles. I haven't needed to add oil for the last 3,200 miles. I will be changing the oil this week again, and then waiting until 12,000 miles. We'll see what happens in this next 6K miles stretch.
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yes......
i would look into that as well
K bikes NEVER use oil.....
the Rs, on the other hand, ROUTINELY use a lot of oil.... forever

but.....
when a new KGT uses THAT much oil, something might very well be wrong
i'd let the dealer have a LONG look at your bike..... FOR FREE
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Easyman, I just wished I had the time to put on the miles you do !!!
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i would look into that as well
K bikes NEVER use oil.....
the Rs, on the other hand, ROUTINELY use a lot of oil.... forever

Wouldn't say that K bikes never use oil - my 98 KRS has used about 1 to 1-1/2 quarts( depends on how it is ridden) every 6000 miles for the past 40,000 + miles. No smoke and decent fuel mileage but definitely use a little bit of oil.
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yes......
i would look into that as well
K bikes NEVER use oil.....
Let's remember that this GT is not a traditional "K Bike", or "Flying Brick". BMW really should've come up with a new letter for these bikes with the entirely new 4-cylinder powerplant.
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Your post implies that the GTs are using oil...at a normal rate. I have to disagree. I changed my oil at 50 miles, 600 miles, then 3000 miles and never added oil between. After this past weekend, my GT now has 6,200 miles. I haven't needed to add oil for the last 3,200 miles. I will be changing the oil this week again, and then waiting until 12,000 miles. We'll see what happens in this next 6K miles stretch.
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3200 miles(5000 km) is exactly the range when adding oil is not needed. My first BC signal appeared with 6000 km on the clock( means 5000 km after the 600 mi service).
So we will see your next 6K.
I do not claim as I believe all motors must eat some oil at high speed - it is just an info. Also I do not use synthetic oil. Another reason is that during the first service only minimum quantity of oil could be provided( for example they forgot to pour oil inside the filter etc). Still I try not to exceed 7000 rpm.
I am more concerned about fuel consumption figures. Do you reset BC after each trip/refuel/once a week or? I have never done it. Shall I?

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3200 miles(5000 km) is exactly the range when adding oil is not needed. My first BC signal appeared with 6000 km on the clock( means 5000 km after the 600 mi service).
So we will see your next 6K.
I do not claim as I believe all motors must eat some oil at high speed - it is just an info. Also I do not use synthetic oil. Another reason is that during the first service only minimum quantity of oil could be provided( for example they forgot to pour oil inside the filter etc). Still I try not to exceed 7000 rpm.
I am more concerned about fuel consumption figures. Do you reset BC after each trip/refuel/once a week or? I have never done it. Shall I?
I exceeded 7K RPMs leaving the dealer for the first time. Shall we chalk that up to different break-in philosophies and leave it at that?

FWIW, I do not use synthetic oils either. I am an avid oil changer. From now on, every 6K (or more) religiously.

Yes, I reset the BC at every fuel stop. I like to see how the mileage varies with my riding. My GT is ranging between 42 to 50 mpg. I don't know if those figures mean anything to you. I am very happy with them.
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My GT is ranging between 42 to 50 mpg. I don't know if those figures mean anything to you. I am very happy with them.
I had the same figures at the beginning. They correspond to 5,2 litre per 100 km more or less.
I will reset my BC and see. :-))

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Let's remember that this GT is not a traditional "K Bike", or "Flying Brick". BMW really should've come up with a new letter for these bikes with the entirely new 4-cylinder powerplant.
I'm with you on that.

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