Question about 1996 Yamaha FZR 1000
If the engine is kept below 9500rpm then oil consumption is negligable but when used hard the oil light will come on in 220 miles.
When you say "oil consumption" you mean the oil is being blown out the tailpipe? If that is the case it sounds like your rings are allowing 'Blow by". This can be caused by several things. First how many miles are on the bike? Second what type of oil are you using? Sometimes synthetics can create problems if the transition from conventional to synth. was drastic and not more like Conven./ semi. synth./ full synth.
They do make high milage additives such as Engine Restore. This product overtime fills in small scratches in the cylinder walls and helps seal the rings for better compression. Now on that note have you done a compression test on the engine? This will help you figure out if it is just one cylinder that could be low on compression due to worn rings or is it time for a rebuild? Take a good look at your spark plugs also. They can tell a lot of what's going on in the chamber. If you have taken the advice of the local parts counter guy at your motorcycle shop about using thinner oil try going back to the stock oil and see if that doesn't help.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
Testimonial: "very helpfull, i`m at present running coventional 10/40,so shall try different oils.TA"
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