View Full Version : Using Oil is this OK ?
06-15-2003, 01:28 AM
My 2001 RSV (with 5000kms on the clock) has used between 300-400 ml of oil in 2000km. I understand the Mille engine uses a little but is this too much based on anyone elses experience ? I changed the oil at 3000kms (an extra oil service than the specs) and my bike used 300-400 mls up to current milage of 5000kms.
Is it true they use oil faster until a few more kilometres are put on them ?
It has included a track day in the 2000kms.
06-15-2003, 07:59 AM
I've heard, but not experienced myself yet, that twins tend to eat a little more oil than 4s.
On a related issue, though, are you _sure_ that it used that much oil? With the wide variation in measurements hot versus cold or even versus warm, I would think that would be hard to tell...
I goofed the other day when I changed mine, and filled it up until the sight glass was about the halfway mark when the engine was _cold_. Sure enough, after I took it out for a short run, the oil (with hot engine) was over the "max" mark, so I had to drain some.
Manual states to check it with engine hot, but not running. I've also noticed that when the bike sits for a few days, the oil level does weird things.
Short answer - I really don't think that's enough to worry about.
06-15-2003, 08:37 AM
Based on what mine does, I'd say it's fine.
Mine has 10,000 MILES on it...
06-15-2003, 08:40 AM
My 2000 RSV drank oil when it was new. 1/2 quart every 600 miles. Made me nervous too. Mine tampered off as miles went on. I had my waterpump oil seal replaced and that helped. I have 7500 miles now and consumption has stopped. I don't even bother checking the oil that much anymore because it's always fine. My bike has had 100% synthetic from the get go. Still on the original clutch. Make sure to check your oil only after a long ride, stop the engine and check the sight tube immediately, don't wait or you will get a false reading.
06-15-2003, 03:20 PM
Thanks will keep an eye on things, too be honest I hadn't
checked it with it being serviced recently and was surprised to see it was low. What a damn assed system I say, seems to leave quite a bit to chance or personal interpretation !
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