How much burning oil is too much for motorcycle?

Question

How much burning oil is too much? I have a 97 with about 19K on it. It’s geared for short track and I’ve had it on the streets lately and I literally burn oil riding one night all the way down past the sight guage. I’ve heard they are hungry for oil but I’m thinking my rings are toast. No smoke though??

in progress 0
Matt 3 years 17 Answers 793 views 0

Answers ( 17 )

  1. What oil are you using?

  2. Pretty light, 5w-40 I think? I was used to stuff for my race engines so maybe go heavier?

  3. Change it to 10w40 semi synth.. They all use oil but shouldn’t be that much…

  4. Ok, I’ll give a try. Appreciate the advice and yea if still burning oil maybe time for a 1k stuffed in there 🙂

  5. Do It… I’ve Two YZF Hybrids ?

  6. Excellent, I’ll make sure to PM you cause I miss the POWA!

  7. And a OW01 1040 ?

  8. Now I’m just jealous haha. I’m just starting with the vintage stuff and I have to say it’s a lot of fun and I like being on something that most people would say is too old. Next year is racing again so I’m stoked.

  9. I’ve a new 1040 6spd motor built which i have to run in.. Should be 150+hp… ?

  10. That is the only thing, it’d be easy for a fzr1k but I don’t want a 5 speed….I kinda want to figure out the motor mounts for a 1st gen R1 and stuff that in there 🙂

  11. and owo1’s aren’t exactly on every corner around here lol

  12. I built a YZF 6 speed box into mine… ?
    I’ve had my OW since the early 90’s


    Attachment
  13. As it sits now after 20yrs storage waiting to Live Again…


    Attachment
  14. That’s a trick swingarm 😉

  15. Original Harris GP swingarm they are remanufacturing them £3500…. ?

  16. Haha, that’s more than my bike is worth!

  17. My previous yzf750r did 1l in 1000km My current yzf750sp 0 oil consumption ??

Leave an answer

Browse
Browse

Where are Honda motorcycles produced? ( Japan )