Im looking at pickin up an 02/03 and was wondering whether they burn oil between oil changes??
My 98 used loads, whereas my 04 didnt use a drop.
How much do those things run? Do you wash out the filter somehow?my 02 doesn't burn any, I use either Motorex or Motul full synthetic, and she's smooth as butter. Although I am debating on trying out Amsoil as Motorex & Motul full syn pricing is getting rediculous :no
I also use a quick change oil drain system & reuseable SST filter, both highly recomended :sneaky
+1 most of the old 5 valve motors used about 1qt every 3000 miles. I worked at a dealership for 8 years and saw a lot of them. The break in IMO has little to do with it. Yamaha says 1qt every 1000 miles is normal but that seems a little over the top to me. On a side note, The CBRs and Ninjas never realy had a problem with using oil. The Kawasaki Vulcans did use a little though. My 2007 R1 does not use any that I have seen but I only have about 6k on it.The 5-valve, Genesis series of engines have always had a reputation for using oil, ever since the '80s.
I have a 2005 R1 with the short-stroke motor that's never used oil in over 29,000 miles, and an '07 with ~11,000 miles, and neither has ever burned any oil.
I've never heard of any oil consumption issues with the short stroke motors.