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Old 10-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #801
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I bought a new, leftover '08 in 2010; oil usage seems to have slowly gotten worse, until this fall when I measured it out at 1/2 liter every 125 miles. I currently have just over 3600 miles on the clock. I just got the bike back from the dealer, who didn't see any smoke, and stated this much oil usage is within normal limits for riding at a track.

The riding season is over in Wisconsin, so now I'm debating on trying to find the money for a full engine rebuild (he would check the tranny, bearings, rings, etc., etc), or if I should just try to pull the bike apart in the basement and replace the rings myself. :-/

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #802
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I know where you can get a cheap replacement engine for all those that doesnt understand the proper oil checking procedure
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #803
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I know the proper oil-checking procedure. I have no idea how that would affect the excessive use of oil by my engine.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:12 PM   #804
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Carry xtra oil with you

Hey hey, chaps. Just a thought - if your CBR is burning oil, try this - a small Stihl 2-stroke bottle, re-purposed for 10W-40. Keep it in your trunk. I don't burn enough oil to say the bike "burns oil", but compared to my old Honda 929 it certainly does. That bike didn't burn hardly nothing in 5-6k.

I used a little teflon tape around the threads, then sealed the bottle after I capped it w/rubberized electrical tape. Then wrapped it in my dipstick towel. I'm optimistic I won't have to crack it open for a long time. I keep a quart at work, in case I'm asleep at the switch and don't realize I'm low until when I'm 30mi from home. But if I'm ever far, far away and in a pickle, I have it with me. I'm reasonably sure what's in this bottle will bring me from low to OK.

If you don't have a "Tidy Tail", I don't know how much trunk space you have with a CBR1000. Hope this is still relevant.

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #805
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Nicky you make me laugh. You funny! You should rebuild it and do some headwork while you're at it. See you at Blackhawk., dig.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #806
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Mine is 2010 and is using some oil is not terribly but is still not acceptable.Depend on riding style can be less or more but is still using it.Shame on Honda for it .They excuse for it is that is performance bike but from mine expeirence gsxr had no issue with that at all.
annoying annoying thing is lack in drive train (is not the chain issue i had cbr 600rr with this same problem, must be honda thing, there was no issue with my suzuki)After all it is great bike i love it .
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #807
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My 08 is track only, I've been using Mobil One 15W50 for nearly 8k miles and just switched to T6 Rotella (5W40). Last weekend at NOLA I only burned a few oz of the 5W40 compared to nearly a quart of 15W50 during a typical track weekend. Needless to say I'll be sticking with the Shell T6, currently have 13k miles on the bike.
I bought an 09 cbr1000rr with 1300miles in Feb 2012 and had recall work done on my crankshaft due to whining noise in July, one month after the 90 day shop warranty expires on Thanksgiving with 7000miles after recall work engine blows up. Honda Corp rep checks out bike at shop and says no manufacture defect but out of good will offers to pay half of repairs. Shop quotes new rebuild at around 7k... What to do??? Bike still in shop, I miss my baby so much!

I used T6 oil on all 3 previous oil changes but the last 4th one I tried Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 then this happens at 14k miles.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #808
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Talk to Quentin at Lee's Cycle. He is very reasonable, and will do you up a fantastic SS rebuild for a fraction of what Honda is asking...
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #809
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I've got an 08 purchased with 12,500 miles in 11/12. Has 15,000 now and consistently burns about 200 ml per 300 miles. I ride the bike hard and there isn't any blue smoke or burnt oil smell and as far as I can tell no loss of power so I just top it off every time I ride and bring oil on trips.

Love the bike otherwise!
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #810
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Is your 08-09 burning a lot of oil?

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My bike burns about a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I use Motul full synthetic. This may be considered a high amount for most people but i really dont mind it for now. We have people here that spend a good amount of money in suspension, exhaust, power commanders, wheels, tires and I think adding a quart of oil every 1000 miles is a small price to pay for the performance that this bike gives. Coming from an automotive background of 16 years working for dealerships you'd be surprised if you'd see how many cars also burn oil. Domestic and imports too. Im not trying to say that this is acceptable but i dont think we need to freak out about it. What i personally do is that i reset my trip computer-B every 1000 miles and check the oil level. Be safe out there guys.
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