So I’m right in thinking that’s almost half a litre, right? In that case, that’s about an eighth it’s capacity. Would seem a lot to me, but how do you know you’ve used that much - just via the dipstick? I wouldn’t know how much needs adding, for example, to get the oil from the bottom of the dipstick, to the top, if you know what I mean?....after a 462 mile ride through the Rocky Mountains this weekend oil was down about 1/2qt.
High summer temps / high speeds 80-85+ for sprints on the highway
2200 total mileage on the bike.
No leaks - bike ran great - have to assume it vaporized in the heat / rpm?? Thoughts?
Anyone else seeing that kind of oil consumption?
Then, given the rubbish method whereby you have to have the bike perfectly vertical to get an accurate reading, was it vertical both times? Precisely? Also, how warm was the engine when you took both readings, as that also makes a difference?
I dont really like dipsticks, they have too many variables on a bike - give me a sight glass I can read whilst the bike is on the side stand, and I’ll be happy.
Doesn’t really answer your question, I know - sorry. :frown2: