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RE: Oil Burning Cont.

He Bob, 

You didn't say if these 500mi were part of your initial break-in miles or
not. I'll assume they were early miles.

Call me a freak if you'd like <grin>, but I've been tracking oil consumption
so that I know when to switch over to synthetic. I rode my first 600mi @
less than 4k rpm per manual... to plpklt's point about breaking in easy vs
hard -- this is an easy break-in data set.  My oil consumption is dropping
slowly per the below data: 

20-Mar-05	 668mi 	 0.400 litre	125 ml/100mi
			.. oil change..
27-Apr-05	 1,664mi 	 0.310 litre 	100 ml/100mi
27-Apr-05	 2,048mi 	 0.300 litre 	 78 ml/100mi

Doing the math to your 500mi ride, my logs show result in:
First 1000 miles on bike = 21oz/500mi
Next 1000 miles on bike = 17oz/500mi

And no, I don't have any oil in my air box (usual suspect for high oil
consumption due to overfill). On this note, there was a great thread of
recent on bmw-gs@xxxxxxxxxxxx as to how to properly measure your oil on a
BMW/12GS so as to get repeatable results. Let me know if anyone would like
me to forward the conclusions.

May there be power is numbers... at least one other bike out there is
sucking up lots of oil too :)

Seattle Dan

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Bob Hadden
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 7:00 PM
To: BMW BMW Oilhead List
Subject: Oil Burning Cont.

Returned today from a weekend camp out.  Total miles 500.  Burned 20 
oz. of oil.  That's 5/8 quart.  Relative to our recent discussion about 
break in oil useage, it that excessive for a hex head?

Bob Hadden '05R12S, '62R27


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