CBR Fireblade 2008 final question! - Page 2 - Honda CBR1000 Forum : 1000RR.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malta
Posts: 133
I'm gonna miss on it at the moment ...

I told the seller I'll take some more time to think about it...it's a huge outlay for me so better be 100% safe than sorry. In the meantime...thanks !
buddy13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 06:45 AM
Senior Member
 
DickBlazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 1,055
A lot of guys are very bitter about this oil burning issue. If you ask on here you will usually get a ton of negativity about it. Almost every high performance (or average for that matter) vehicle I've owned has at least used some oil. The 08 I owned burned some I guess. Just check the f$ckin oil and you'll be fine. A lot of bikes use very little oil but a lot of bikes don't have the qualities the Honda has either. The kawi will be a disappointment if you ride mainly street. Trust me.

Has the oil burning issue actually been shown to be the definite cause of any issues with the bike? I've seen no one with that proof. Running it out of oil is probably all you need to worry about.

'09 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol
'13 BMW HP4

09 CBR Repsol NADA $8865
09 CBR non-Repsol NADA $7605
-------
Difference $1265
DickBlazer is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 01:20 PM
Marine 24/7
 
Felony RR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: OC
Posts: 2,472
Me personally didn't check my oil and rode the bike bone dry before and still didn't fuck up on me... But after that I always check pre during and post!!! Just because I do t want to be ignorant "again" and let it happen again


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

2008 1k
3 tone Chameleon paint Purple/Green/Charcoal
Yosh Case Savers
-Oil Cap
-Triple Tree Stem
-Timing Cover
Renthal Soft Grips
Puig Smoked Screen
Vortex Block Offs
DDM hids
Custom Stitched Corbin Seat
Shogun Sliders
Hotbodies F/E
Smoked Tail Light
Galfer S Braided Lines F/B
Galfer Pads
Flapper Mod
PCV w/Custom Dyno
Bazzaz Z-Bomb
Arrow GP2 Slip on
ASV Shortys
Honda CF Gas Cover
CRG 2" Bar Mirror
Felony RR is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Junior Member
 
CBRic08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 19
Proud 08 owner

Bought New 08 leftover in 2010 ,12,000 miles now . Now oil issues or any problems at all. 2 track days and 3 trips to Deals Gap and having a blast.
CBRic08 is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
jmarquez808's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 399
mine seems to burn some. not sure how much. But yah went to the dealership they have the excessive engine noise recal before 5 years and the hose clamp recall in the system. BUt those guys have never heard of the oil burning issue. So ill probably be screwed with trying to get them to fix it!

808 state
jmarquez808 is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 156
Puss and Dog dont have the same luck..

Not everyone will be satisfied with the 08+ models.. Some will have a burning oil issue and others wont.. As said above just check your oil and you will be fine. Think of it as extra maintenance..
1320Whtrex is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Ex-Everything
 
TheX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 6,141
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1320Whtrex View Post
just check your oil and you will be fine. Think of it as extra maintenance..
Yeah, if Honda did then it must be fine. Reliability is overrated anyway.



2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Mods: Lots of track days and large testicles
TheX is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 11-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Senior Member
 
GligorovDimce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 7,518
There is big difference between 2007 and 2008.
You said you would put 6000 km in a year!?? Thats 3700 miles a year!
Thats one oil change and 1 extra liter of oil.you will not get nice bike, in mint condition, with newer engine that burns very very little oil for 4 dolars a liter extra? Even if it spends 1 liter on 1000 km, you put 6000 miles ,thats 6 liters x 4 bucks,=24 bucks.you will lose all the fun for 24 bucks?
Byt the way, where are you from,simce you are talking in euros and km????
Send me a private msg

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa Limited Edition

Gone, but not forgotten,
2008 Honda CBR1000RR
GligorovDimce is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 11-08-2012, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malta
Posts: 133
I have given this a LOT of thought...it is very unlike me not to be umpulsive !!

Let's assume this oil usage becomes an issue...I am a graduate mech eng and know my way fairly well around IC engines..

In that case I will open up the engine myself. Rebore and hone the block and start throwing aftermarket parts (pistons, rods, bearings etc...). Then I could also throw in a pair of high lift cams, port it etc...before fully balancing and assemble it with the most care ...

I would then end up with a VERY powerful engine for the cost and effort...so how bad can that be ?

There is no bike I like the looks/finish of more so than the '08 Blade ..I'm gonna take the leap..wish me luck guys ...
buddy13 is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 11-08-2012, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malta
Posts: 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by GligorovDimce View Post
There is big difference between 2007 and 2008.
You said you would put 6000 km in a year!?? Thats 3700 miles a year!
Thats one oil change and 1 extra liter of oil.you will not get nice bike, in mint condition, with newer engine that burns very very little oil for 4 dolars a liter extra? Even if it spends 1 liter on 1000 km, you put 6000 miles ,thats 6 liters x 4 bucks,=24 bucks.you will lose all the fun for 24 bucks?
Byt the way, where are you from,simce you are talking in euros and km????
Send me a private msg
I am located in Malta (EU) and any bike imported will be subjected to taxes which would make the cost prohibitive ...
buddy13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR1000 Forum : 1000RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome