Yep, mine doesn't burn a drop. Very rarely, when I leave it on the sidestand it will puff a little when starting up, most times it doesn't. I think if the gaps in the rings line up just right, it allows a little oil past when sitting. I went for a ride this weekend, and it had been two weeks since I fired it up. It was sitting on the sidestand the entire time. Not a single puff out of it.peteo said:I have used that method on the last 3 bikes and not one has burned any oil between changes.
I would love to see a picture of your Honda. How about a post? I am also curious about the K1 model designation, I believe this bike came out in 1969, so the first model would have been a K? And a model later a K1?RustyJC said:When I was looking at my K1200GT at the dealership, it was sitting on the sidestand. When I fired it up for a test ride, here came the smoke!! The poor salesman quickly went into his memorized "It's a K-bike. They do that because....." speech. I let him get probably 2 minutes into it before I told him that, yes, I was familiar with the engine layout.
I park mine on the centerstand. It doesn't smoke on startup. With 12K on the odometer, it might not smoke now if I parked it on the sidestand. Maybe I'll try it just for grins.
1971 Honda CB750K1
Actually they are referred to as a K0, but this may not be an official designation from Honda. Originally just CB750. I had one that I made into a race bike with a Yoshimura 812 kit.rfespinosa said:I am also curious about the K1 model designation, I believe this bike came out in 1969, so the first model would have been a K? And a model later a K1?
Hi everyone, cant agree more . My K1200rs 1997 model has 47,000 ks on the clock now and still embaresses me from time to time. If she sits on the center stand it never happens, only on the side stand. So for me the problem was a simple one to fix. Put it on the center stand, looks great on the stand anyway. Happy and safe riding to everyone, My beamer can smoke all she likes in the morning, I wouldnt part with her for anythingdkeven said:that would be normal, if you can use the center stand mostly. After several thousand it will diminish or go away entirely. Don't worry about it. it is kind of embarassing though so I use the center stand exclusively. Kots of posts on this in the archive section.