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Old 11-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 streetglide 2900 miles,just used 4oz. of oil in 1000 miles.wanna think?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Assuming the consumption remains constant, that's a half quart in 4,000 miles. I wouldn't get excited about that.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I always wonder if people check their oil by the book. That means: allow engine to idle for 2 minutes, then shut off and check the oil level.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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4 oz could just be from different temps when checked. Maybe it was a bit overfilled from the start to.
Just keep your eye on it and check it the same each time. On my 11 King it took about 8000 miles before I could really tell how much it uses. Mine runs about 1 oz per 1000 miles, even now I still get a little variation.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always wonder if people check their oil by the book. That means: allow engine to idle for 2 minutes, then shut off and check the oil level.
this is the way i always do it .i changed oil 900 miles ago rode it and got it hot and check and it was right on the full mark,rode it today and was hot when i got home and took 4oz. to bring back to full mark.just seems like alot to me ,maybe get better with more miles?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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4 oz is nothing to be concerned about, and no need to top off if it is slightly down. I'd ride it 3000 to 4000 miles, then check it. Or simply change it and start again. As mentioned, always check hot and after a couple minutes of ideling.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My 2010 96" Street Glide does not use any oil between changes? The last bike that I owned that used any oil was a 1972 FLH. It used a little oil between changes until I put valve seals in it. Personally, I don't think any newer bike should use oil between changes. I know some do, but I don't think they should.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My 2010 96" Street Glide does not use any oil between changes? The last bike that I owned that used any oil was a 1972 FLH. It used a little oil between changes until I put valve seals in it. Personally, I don't think any newer bike should use oil between chanes. I know some do, but I don't think they should.
Some oil gets used in the combustion process but it should be minimal. My oil gets changed every 3k and i see hardly any oil usage in between changes - maybe 1-2 oz.
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