Just back from a 3500 mile trip around europe on my 2002 hayabusa.
Before I left, I changed the oil, and I had the oil level at full, but when I returned after 2 weeks, the oil level was below the low level mark.
Is this normal, does it use oil between oil changes?
The oil I am using is Castrol Fully synthetic 10W 40
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You will need basic socket set 10 to22 ml is enough to do most of your serviceing you will also need both philips & flat as well as allen keys.remove the belly pan place a container under the sump plug remove the plug this will allow the oil to drain it is recomended to warm the engine before starting this procedure
Crankcase oil is getting into the combustion process. Check the following: Crankcase oil level - make certain it is not overfilled. Crankcase ventilation system - check for blocked or kinked crankcase vent hoses.
If the smoking persists, try to take note of weather it is during acceleration, or deceleration. Smoke during acceleration normally indicates worn piston rings, while smoke during deceleration means worn valve guides and/or valve guide seals. If the smoke smells like antifreeze, then you most likely have a leaking head gasket.
IF you run a few top end runs say 4 or so you'll get about 27 mpg. If you ride 90 to 100 with an occasional blast up to 140 or so, I'm getting around 39. If you ride like the law wants you too............then I get 42. Here is a pic of a top end run with a speed recall from my speedohealer. I buried the speedo real quick. The GPS read 183.4. I had another 2 hundred rpm's to redline to go. I had to slow down for certain reasons. Of course I was on a track and never would do this on a public road...........! :shock