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My son has a 1980 650 Maxim. We changed the oil about a month ago and then noticed the bike burning oil but it never has before but then it stopped. We checked the oil and it was full. On a recent trip the oil light came on and he had to add a full quart of oil. We just checked it after a week of sitting in the garage without driving it and the oil was low again but it is not leaking any oil.

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The problem is with the piston rings.there are three or four rings on the piston which is according to the power output of engine of the bike.
each ring has its own purpose ,and one of the ring is called oil ring.
I would recommend you to change all the rings because they come in a complete set.

do this and your problem will be solved.

cheers

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