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post #1 of 6 Old 07-31-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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taking some oil when ridden high RPM?

I heard on other that over 7k RPM moto starts to take some oil, is it true???
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-31-2019, 05:20 PM
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I ride mine hard almost exclusively on tight country mountain roads. I don't remember topping oil off once between the last change intervals. Level stayed within acceptable range.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-31-2019, 05:57 PM
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Lot of Suzuki's do that when on the slab for extended periods...not so much other wise. ..it's only the extended run.
Theory is it goes into the breather.
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Several have reported the issue. Theory is its oil vapor going out breather into air filter and back through the engine.
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So far no negligible oil loss on my 15XT between 4k mile oil changes, and it's ridden plenty hard. There are plenty of reports from what was mentioned above in post #4, but that generally happens with 650's over 60k miles and is also documented with the first generation 1000's.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-31-2019, 07:32 PM
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My 100K miles 04 Wee do dat sometimes. But I made it back from St Paul to LA with oil still in the sight glass.
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