What To Get Next?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rigger43, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. rigger43

    rigger43 Been here awhile

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    Interesting about the oil issue. Mine never used a drop. Ran and shifted like it was new. But it only had around 23,000 miles on it. Did your bikes have much higher mileage?
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  2. ddavidv

    ddavidv The reason we can't have nice things

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    Tiger 800s are known for a bit of oil usage. It isn't drastic, though.
    I find mine uses none on long trips/highway miles but can consume a bit on shorter jaunts.
    I can smell it from the exhaust sometimes but there is never any smoke.
    I may add a bit once or twice between changes. Just a dribble.
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  3. billyal33

    billyal33 Been here awhile

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    No less that 10k miles on any of them. The 1050 tiger was the worse 1 litre per 1000 mile almost, the 800 was much better, 300militres per 1000 mile but I was still putting a litre in between oil changes. I've never put any in the vstrom in 6 years and 36k miles.
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