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Old 05-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #15816
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Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Salidaho
Oddometer: 112
Originally Posted by Hotmamaandme View Post
Thanks for the response. No leaks and yes checking when hot. Ill just keep watching it already set up a small oil bottle for the bike.
Mine was using oil similarly to yours when I first got it- off the dipstick after 100-200 miles, even less if there was high speed pavement riding involved. It eventually drove me insane and I pulled the top end and found a very stuck oil control ring. I ended up with a procycle 385cc kit, but I'm sure I could've gotten away with just a new set of rings or even simply cleaning up the old ones along with the piston. Now I rarely add oil between changes and no longer have an msr bottle full of oil living in the bags permanently.

As it is, just make sure to keep a close eye on it- seems like these things really don't like running low.
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