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Purchased my bike brand new, did a decent break-in, and switched to Rotella T6 oil at the 600-mile service interval.

In a 2000-mile interval, the bike will consume an average of 4-6oz (120-170ml).

I just top it off and go; but I'm curious how much oil (if any) your bikes consume during a 2000-3000 mile interval?
 

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I use T6 also, and have had 600RR's with 50,000 miles on them. They used ZERO oil, never had to top them off. My '08 1000RR used a quart in 700 miles.
 

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I use T6 also, and have had 600RR's with 50,000 miles on them. They used ZERO oil, never had to top them off. My '08 1000RR used a quart in 700 miles.
I've heard that from quite a few 1000RR owners. My oil consumption isn't nearly that bad, but it still bugs me.

The owner's manual and service manual casually mention oil consumption, like it's normal for the engine to burn oil. :ponder:
 

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I have not come across this issue on my 600 either, oil level seems to always be in the same place in the little glass window.
 

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'03 model, 40,000km. Uses no oil except for when the oil change is done.
 

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05 and a 08, both never used a drop. The 2010 CBR1000RR used maybe four or five ounces in between, kinda weird after I did the block offs it never used a drop and the air filter case was spotless.
 

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My 30000km 08 did not use a single drop. My mates 08 100000km does consume about half a litre per 5000km. My 08 CBR1K was far worst consuming 1litre per 5000km of track riding.
 

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^I'm calling B.S. on everyone who says their bikes don't use oil, j/k. :crackup: I agree that it doesn't/shouldn't burn oil.


Make sure you're leaving your bike straight up and the oil level should be in between the upper/lower lines. When the bike is running it'll cycle the oil so it will disappear since it's running through the engine. Then once you turn it off, it should go back to the middle of the sight glass.


X - for the 08-1000rr, wasn't there a recall because of this?
 

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Where did.the oil.go? :ponder:
 

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X - for the 08-1000rr, wasn't there a recall because of this?
No recall in Singapore. But i read dealers in the states take it back under warranty.

The official recall is for the crankshaft primary gear if im not wrong for 08-10 CBR1K with an additional warranty extension on that problem.

Either way it def isnt as problem free as the CBR600. My friend's 100,000km 08 cbr600 hasnt even had its engine open for valve/timing chain checks he just changes the oil every now and then. He uses it for commuting.
 

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What kind of break-in did you do? I've read that the beat-the-shtuff out of it method is best.
I did a moderate break in. I didn't baby her, but I also didn't beat on her right out of the gate. I've used the same break in method on other engines that I've built, including two turbocharged B-series Honda engines. Never had an issue with oil consumption using this method.
 
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