where oh where did the oil go?

Konneker, Tristan R Tristan.Konneker at qwest.com
Tue Oct 2 16:44:15 PDT 2007


I've never (on 5 SV's) had one use any oil, but I've blown up 3 motors
(bone stock) with under 5K on them...I'd love to know the secret to
getting 80K out of one! 

-----Original Message-----
From: John [mailto:spam at onlineconcepts.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 7:12 PM
To: sv650 at micapeak.com
Subject: Re: where oh where did the oil go?

Jo Rhett wrote:
> So before I left for Infineon I had 2/3rds full showing in the window.
> 4 15min practices on Friday. 1 practice, 2 races on Sunday.  That's 
> not a lot of time.
>
> Oil is quite a bit below the window. [...]

My stock '99 SV will start out on Saturday with oil at the top fill
line. After two long track days in Florida heat at Jennings GP, the oil
drops just below the bottom fill line. The motor has 80,000 miles, and
I'm sure it's blowing by the rings.

-John
'99 SV650
'98 VFR800


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