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Oil Consumption...

...I'd like to ask you guys what your experience is with oil consumption... it looks like my bike likes about 4 to 6 oz per 500 miles roughly... if anything, it's a little more... does that sound "normal""

Bike is closing in on 34K miles and I just had it serviced with oil change, filter and such about 700 miles ago...

Any experiences are highly appreciated... thank you.
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That's about what my bike uses. I top off and put in about 2.5 liters of new oil between oil changes (every 6k).
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Definitely within normal range. May go up and down with the phases of the moon. You definitely want to be sure you are consistent with your oil check as these engines will hide oil.

A hassle, but not something to generally worry about, as big air-cooled twins need large clearances which may result in some (not all) having relatively high oil consumption. These ain't hondas.

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I had the same problem with the 1200ST. At 24K switched to synthetic, problem gone. Don't have a clue why it stopped using oil but it sure is alot less of a hassle. Also I went to mobil 1 15 w 50w and go alot further between oil changes.
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That happened with my R1100s and my R1150rs.

For some reason my R1200S doesnt seem to be burning oil. Maybe its defective?
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Report was that the R1200S only used 4oz. oil during 24 hour Daytona race..hell in Kalifornia they would be charged a pollution surcharge for that amount!
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LOL... you guys are funny! Hey, thank you for the info... being that the bike is not leaking and really shows no signs of overly using oil, this is easing my mind a little...

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Thank you for the help, folks.

Keep the rubber side down... and once again to you, Dee... get well soon!
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