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Hi there,

as mentioned my bike has been consuming oil, so i decided to bring it to my local dealer after reaching out to Honda. Conclusion made by the dealer along with Honda is that each 1000 cc engine burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I'm not to convinced about this but Honda seems to agree with this. My bike has no visible leaks and I've done oil changes as per manual specs. I'm using the honda brand 10W 40.

Any other CB1000Rs out there that also consume oil?

Thanks in advance for your input.
 

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Hi there,

as mentioned my bike has been consuming oil, so i decided to bring it to my local dealer after reaching out to Honda. Conclusion made by the dealer along with Honda is that each 1000 cc engine burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles. I'm not to convinced about this but Honda seems to agree with this. My bike has no visible leaks and I've done oil changes as per manual specs. I'm using the honda brand 10W 40.

Any other CB1000Rs out there that also consume oil?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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My 2014 CB1000r never needs oil between changes and I do ride it hard.... My 2009 CBR1000rr drank oil which Honda tried to pass off as normal 1lt to 1000 km was acceptable so they said..... I have owned Honda bikes since they first came into GB and the 2009 Blade was the only one that ever worried me with oil consumption
 

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My bike is 2009. Has now done around 22,000 miles. I tend to ride fast but rarely accelerate hard unless there's some competition around. Lol.

It never uses any oil between oil changes. If a bike is run in correctly in the first couple of thousand miles it should be like this.

Those who say Blast it from right out of the box are talking out of the bit of their body that sits on the bike's seat.

MOTTO.----Treat your bike right and it will treat you right in return.---:cool:
 

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I have done 27,000 mile ++ on my 2014 CB1000R. I ride fairly hard. Commute almost daily. Take it on the twisties, have had it on the track a few times.

It uses no oil at all.

The 2008-onwards CBR engine had a reputation for drinking oil. The CB1000R engine is based on the 2007 and earlier CBR engine. Tell your dealer to quit havering and threaten him with ecky thump!
 

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The 1 quart per 1000 miles is set by Honda corporate, not the dealer. We have to follow the same numbers on the auto side. Yes, the numbers are bullshit.

Your dealer agrees with that amount because they are supposed to go by what Honda says, or they just don't have any sense, or both.

Obviously, if an engine uses that much oil, unless it's a Model T, something is very wrong.

How much does it actually consume? How does the dealer know how much it consumes? Has the dealer done or even started an official oil consumption test? (they would have given you a form)
 

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I put over 110,000 kms on my 2012, changing oil every 8000 kms ( 12,000 kms is the spec). I commute; I ride 'spirited' day-trips; I tour a bunch ( again, riding pretty hard); and I run a few track days per year. it NEVER needed a top-up between changes. Honda has the right to say that 1L per 1000 kms is "acceptable" , but I'm afraid your engine is not typical.
oh, and I did not baby the engine, even during break-in. I had it up over 200 kph with 25 kms on the clocks, cuz I just HAD TO feel what that was like, right away...
 

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i have had a number of honda motor bikes ... not one of them used one drop of oil ever ... never needed to top up between service intervals ....
only ones i saw use it were old and ragged the fcuk out of ... lazy oil changes or defective ... likely piston rings or worn bores ...
 

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Hello, I've done all my oil changes according to specs on a Honda dealership until i noticed they were charging 21€ for the bolt that keeps the oil in and last time I made an x on the head, the next bill there it was again 21€ for a new bolt so I confronted them and they fixed the bill, never returned to that shop.
I did the last change my self and it didn't have a lot of oil I was alarmed because they never mentioned that I needed to add oil...
I added 3.2l of 10w40 and I'm almost at another 5000km change and had to put about 300ml to level it in the middle of the window, I was completely oblivious to this until I did the change my self...
 

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I appreciate that we are stating Honda specs here but even though u can't recall the conversion from q to l I seem to remember a q is more than a l so what Honda are stating is that it is acceptable to lose over a third of the engine oil between services......is it just me or does that sound like a hell of a lot. I would be very worried if my engine was doing that. I would be looking for creamy oil or blue exhaust smoke.
 

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Hello, I've done all my oil changes according to specs on a Honda dealership until i noticed they were charging 21€ for the bolt that keeps the oil in and last time I made an x on the head, the next bill there it was again 21€ for a new bolt so I confronted them and they fixed the bill, never returned to that shop.
I did the last change my self and it didn't have a lot of oil I was alarmed because they never mentioned that I needed to add oil...
I added 3.2l of 10w40 and I'm almost at another 5000km change and had to put about 300ml to level it in the middle of the window, I was completely oblivious to this until I did the change my self...
You say-----oblivious to this.------------It only takes a second to check the oil level each time you are going to start the engine.

If you do this you will never run your engine with a low oil level as you have been doing. If fact some of your engine wear might have been caused by yourself not doing routine checks as Honda states in the bikes manual.----:eek:
 

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I wonder how many people check it on the sidestand...
 

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I'm on my 7th year as a owner of a cb my first real motorcycle, I've never been mechanical inclined, when my stator burned, i started to pay more attention to basic things like oil levels brake pads etc only recently I've been told that maybe it was time to change brake and clutch oil this was a new guy at work that was checking my newly painted rear rim, he told me about the color that was going to get darker over time, so yes probably my situation is due to lack of knowledge at the time and me being a moron, never the less now I'm more on top o things
 

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I wonder how many people check it on the sidestand...
Of course you couldn't check it on the stand as it would be reading the wrong level.

Maybe sit on the bike and get someone else to take a look.

After the first few checks and the level doesn't change then maybe a look once a month would be enough.----:cool:
 
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