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Offline Paultheplumber

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Oil consumption
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:46:43 PM »
Hi I have just completed a 2000 mile trip to Scotland and have had to add about 350mls of oil. Is this excessive. The bike had been ridden hard. It didnt use any when running in. 😱

Offline Dave G

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 09:12:11 PM »
Wow. That's excessive surely.
I have never had to put any oil in at any time. 5500 miles on a
The clock now and mine had 1st service at 4900 miles.

I did 2 trips to Europe last year to Catalunya and Assen.

Have you had it from new ? Was it run in correctly because it does make a difference.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 09:23:09 PM »
Yes Ive had it from new and yes it was run in as per the manufactures instructions

Offline Dave G

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 09:33:51 PM »
Very strange. It shouldn't use that much oil. I would get it checked out

Offline Darsey

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
5500 mile on mine and oil is fine but then again i have never been that heavy with the throttle
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 08:05:14 AM »
In older machines I would say that's quite normal but in new motors I would take a closer look and check it out .

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 10:39:15 AM »
I used about 200ml in 9000 miles so I think yours is a bit much. Word from Ducati mechanic is the harder you ride the less it uses.
If I knew what I was doing I would probably stop doing it.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 07:45:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Conman [+]
I used about 200ml in 9000 miles so I think yours is a bit much. Word from Ducati mechanic is the harder you ride the less it uses.

I find that hard to believe! I know that my Tiger 800 (present machine) never uses oil normally, however when riding in the Alps it does need topping up. This is because the motor is put under way more stress than normal and therefore uses more oil.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 07:14:39 PM »
I checked with Ducati Aylesbury yesterday. They said that anything up to 1 litre per 1000 miles is fine. Someone also checked Ducati technical and they confirmed that. Still dont think its right on a new bike though.

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 07:48:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paultheplumber [+]
I checked with Ducati Aylesbury yesterday. They said that anything up to 1 litre per 1000 miles is fine. Someone also checked Ducati technical and they confirmed that. Still dont think its right on a new bike though.
OMG I can't believe that !!
If my bike used that in a 1000 mile it will be going back to the dealer for my money back. Have you Seen the cost of the special oil they recommend. 😲

Seriously I have not had to put any oil in yet within 5500 miles. I have a bottle unopened in the garage ready for the top up.