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Re: oil consumption


From: "Mark Rivera" <marr@xxxxxxxx>

> Is oil consumption to be expected? Picking up an R1100R this weekend in
> Nebraska and will be riding 1200 mi home to south Texas. Should I expect
> to need a spare quart handy? (The bike has around 32k mi.) I guess it
> would be prudent to have one anyway, but if I burn oil with a bike of that
> mileage is that a caution flag?
> Also, re general oil stuff -- here's a report I found via Google:
> http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/oilreport.html
> I understand that search rankings in Google have to do with how many times
> a page is referenced in the 'net (among other things). That this page
> comes up in the top ten must say a bit about BMW riders and oil obsession.
> :>

The BMW user guide says that 1 liter (~1 quart) per 1000 km (~600 miles) is
"normal". List wisdom indicates that this is typically a worst-case scenario
for new bikes. Your bike should not be consuming any significant amounts of
oil, but as you say, you're picking up a strange bike, so it's prudent to
have a quart handy, just in case.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada