Feedback Re-Oil Consumption

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Feedback Re-Oil Consumption

Post by Solina Dave »

A light riding season, so far this year. 8,279 kms./5,144 mi. since May 12th. My '78 GL has 218,000 kms. on it, and the engine has never been worked on.
Over that period, and that mileage, I've used 5.5 litres of oil. That's 1,500 kms/932 mi. per litre. without any blue smoke. It runs great!
Any comments, regarding this rate of oil consumption, would be interesting. What d'ya think?

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Post by dingdong »

That sounds like a lot. I have never noticed any appreciable amount of oil usage between oil changes on my 76. I have owned it for 13 years and 50k miles. Never had to add oil.
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Post by offcenter »

My '76 hardly uses an oil either.
Something is wrong there.
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Post by Rednaxs60 »

Bit much on the consumption, but if you're not seeing smoke and such I'd live with it. The bike is some 41 years old and it is loosing more fluids from age, just like we all do. You've got a beautiful bike, until you stop at a gas station and check the fuel and fill up the oil - something like the old 318 engines - enjoy the ride. Cheers

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