Question about 2008 Suzuki GSX 1400
I have had the bike since 7500 miles it has now done 22000 i have always had to do regular top ups. when i have gone to europe the oil light has come on after 2000miles and i have had to put in over 2 ltrs.the bike sounds fine when runing and performs well.apart from taking the head off and looking for piston ring ware etc..could i have overlooked something.I am using 10/40 semi.Will the bike use more oil if it drops below the viewing glass.
thanks for your time
That is a lot of oil - is it blowing smoke? Is there any indication of where the oil is going?
The GSX engine is bulletproof - normally - and doesn't use much oil at all. I have serviced 35,000 mile bikes after 7500 miles and the oil has been spot on.
Looking on the net, it seems the 1400 is a bit vulnerable to oil-cooler damage. With an air/oil cooled bike this could be an indication of where the problem lies. The engine won't leak oil while stationary - well, maybe a drop... but when it is warm and under revs any hole in the oil cooler could be a direct exit point for oil. Look for stains on the exhaust headers - if you are driving and there is a leak, that'll be the first place the oil will go.
It would be the first place I would look - as well as oil cooler, pipes, connectors...
Run the bike for a while and try to inspect it to see if there are any leaks you can spot while the engine is running.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Testimonial: "sorry i havent replied sooner,did another euorpe trip,still uses lots of oil, there are signs of excess oil in pipe ends plug 3 had more carbon thanx"
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