DRZ400SM oil consumptions?
I know different makes of bikes along with mileage and how you treat a bike over time can have an effect on a motor (in this regards, oil consumption) or if bad enough, damage to the engine.
My concern is about my DRZ's oil consumption. Mine of course is an '06 with just a smidge under 10,000miles now. I regularily check my bike over before each ride and usually once a week, I will check the oil level. Keeping track of the mileage per oil level check, I've been noticing at approximately 400/450 miles I will go from the full mark on the dipstick to the low mark (engine hot). Topping it off doesn't take a whole lot of course to go from low to high mark. Prolly like a measuring cup's worth.
My riding? I typically commute 5 days a week about 14 miles one way with speeds around 45/55mph. Yeah, I do romp on it a lot each day. I also ride 3 days a week some night rides that go about 120 miles in one night... but those speeds are around 70/75mph maintained. I do not do any track.
I have a Trail Tech Vapor dash/speedo and have my speed dialed in perfect (use of GPS to verify). My rpm's around town obviously vary... but usually spinning around 5k to 6500k rpms. My night rides on the freeway keep me spinning around 6500/6900rpms non-stop usually for an hour or so each way.
My sprocket set up is 16t / 38t
Engine oil is Motorex 10w/50 full synthetic
K&N oil filter
K&N air filter
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So just curious, is this amount of oil used in stated mileage something to be of concern for, or is this typical for this type of riding? Never owned a single cylinder bike before...
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