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post #871 of 880 Old 11-15-2009, 08:32 PM
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I was told Honda used a dipstick on these new Blades because it was lighter than a viewing glass. I reckon it was because they didn't want owners to easily see the oil level going down.
Lol wtf? That's the most pathetic excuse from a corporation that I've ever heard.

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post #872 of 880 Old 11-15-2009, 11:21 PM
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The dipstick is METAL. I have a hard time believing it's lighter than a quarter-sized piece of glass? I love my new CBR1k, but the dipstick makes checking the oil take 10x as long as having a glass. Hell, more. It takes about 2 seconds with a glass.

Lame; my '08 CBR600RR even had a glass. If that's all I have to bitch about, not too bad I guess, lol.
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post #873 of 880 Old 11-16-2009, 05:27 AM
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Honda shouldve actually put some oil rings in the motors rather than come up with some fiddly stupid arsed dipstick.

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post #874 of 880 Old 11-16-2009, 06:28 AM
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I was told Honda used a dipstick on these new Blades because it was lighter than a viewing glass. I reckon it was because they didn't want owners to easily see the oil level going down.
i knew there was a reason i shaved a few tenths off my lap times ..thanks for clearing this up for me..
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post #875 of 880 Old 01-20-2010, 01:34 AM
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Man, sorry to hear you're still going thru this. I guess you really have few choices. Sell the bike, raise hell with Honda and see what happens about getting another one, or let them open it up. Depending on who does the work, it could come back doing great or like my friend that is having the same problem, it can come back worse. I've heard of same problems overseas.
ya sell the bike and make it someone else's problem - thoughtful, good advice
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post #876 of 880 Old 01-20-2010, 11:37 AM
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That's why I haven't sold my old CBR in case the new '08 doesn't work out. So far it's not but I'll give it another try once I get it back from the dealers.

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I am really regretting buying an 08 now. I just sold my old bike and put a deposit on an 08. Kinda wish I kept my gixxer.

I'm half tempted to file suit against Honda* and request info about the number of oil burners through discovery. They'd pretty much have to give me all the documentation.









I take the bar in a few months, so I can't. I'd basically do all the work and have my boss sign it. Probably easier that way than doing it pro-se.
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post #877 of 880 Old 01-23-2010, 05:45 PM
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My bike is with 1200km, was downloading a lot of oil and strange noise in the clutch and engine. she's burning too much oil.
I took to solve the problem in honda authorized, in the factory warranty.
The mechanic told me that is wear on the rod, clutch burned, and have to exchange the rings that came with factory problem.
I recommended not to use more oil that Honda recommends that Mobil Oil is a mineral. Told me to use a synthetic oil because this will give my bike back problem, but Honda says in the manual that if you use another oil loses the guarantee, but not the mechanical one, believe that mineral oil.
The bike is still allowed in the workshop, and frankly, I've had 3 R1's just walk on track and never have problem, CBR 1000RR 2008 is very weak and do not know if that will endure use in track.
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post #878 of 880 Old 01-23-2010, 07:37 PM
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My bike is with 1200km, was downloading a lot of oil and strange noise in the clutch and engine. she's burning too much oil.
I took to solve the problem in honda authorized, in the factory warranty.
The mechanic told me that is wear on the rod, clutch burned, and have to exchange the rings that came with factory problem.
I recommended not to use more oil that Honda recommends that Mobil Oil is a mineral. Told me to use a synthetic oil because this will give my bike back problem, but Honda says in the manual that if you use another oil loses the guarantee, but not the mechanical one, believe that mineral oil.
The bike is still allowed in the workshop, and frankly, I've had 3 R1's just walk on track and never have problem, CBR 1000RR 2008 is very weak and do not know if that will endure use in track.

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post #879 of 880 Old 04-26-2011, 03:58 AM
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FYI, Lambos also burn oil....

sure its not a Lambo, but we sure as hell make 'em think twice before ripping it when they with a hot chick

but yes if it still bothers u, contact your local Honda Motorsports dealer and they should be able to claim a "special" warranty now that involves upgrading your piston/rings
i just got mine done over the winter storage seasons haha n my 08 feels just as tough but without my worry of bein out of oil and i haven't refilled in between oil changes since.... startin to make me miss the smell of 300V
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post #880 of 880 Old 04-03-2012, 01:32 PM
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Just got off the phone with the dealer's warranty dude. He was really sorry about everything, but couldn't really tell me what I wanted to hear, which would be me getting a new bike. I told him his boss told me I could be getting a new bike, so he said he'd look into it again. But said it wouldn't be a new bike, but a rebuilt one from the importer. If they decide to repair it, like it looks right now, god knows how long will it take.

Too bad we don't have them lemon laws here.
Hi, where are you from? I am from South Africa, and have the same issue.
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