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Maximus86

Oil Consumption (650R)

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well I took my XR for the first full day of MTn riding saturday...

i had a blast! The thing is still geared a little low-14-45 feels like it tops out at 90 or so but anyways i checked the oil before i left the house and then when i got back-it had used a bit of oil-it doesn't seem to be burning any just curious how often everyone else has to "top" off there oil

I was trying to keep up with my friend on his cbr600 and was at full throttle a good bit-

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I've never had to add any between oil changes every 1200 miles but I have 15/45 gearing so it's not revving much and 50/50 on off road lately.

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well I took my XR for the first full day of MTn riding saturday...

i had a blast! The thing is still geared a little low-14-45 feels like it tops out at 90 or so but anyways i checked the oil before i left the house and then when i got back-it had used a bit of oil-it doesn't seem to be burning any just curious how often everyone else has to "top" off there oil

I was trying to keep up with my friend on his cbr600 and was at full throttle a good bit-

You should have been well over 90mph with that gearing. I have mine geared at 13/52 and mine is tapped out at 80mph maybe 85mph if I push it a little longer.

I do top the oil off every three or four rides. Maybe 100 to 160 miles. It doesn't take much just a little top off. I put even less in when I am slow trail riding with it.

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All bikes will "consume" oil. It's perfectly normal to lose minimal amounts when riding at high RPM's all day.

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All bikes will "consume" oil. It's perfectly normal to lose minimal amounts when riding at high RPM's all day.

Ditto, Oil is going to be used or the thing will sieze up..... :thumbsup:

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Also, some oil will/can be "lost" by misting it's way out of the crankcase breather--especially with extended high rpm running.

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