where oh where did the oil go?

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Wed Oct 3 22:36:40 PDT 2007

I do.  I was really happy to have one for the street.  I'm actually 
amused by bouncing around on the stock suspension right now, though I am 
planning to put springs/emulators and a shock on it.

Konneker, Tristan R wrote:
> Ohhhh... who the hell would want an SV for the street??? I broke my
> first one in on the street for 500 miles... HATED it! It'd be a
> different story after getting good suspension on it and buying a house
> in the mountains. The FZ1 has spoiled me... 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Grein [mailto:randygrein at comcast.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 1:13 AM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: where oh where did the oil go?
> It's a secret place called the street Tristan.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
> On Oct 2, 2007, at 4:44 PM, Konneker, Tristan R wrote:
>> 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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