08 09 oil usage

Discussion in 'General 1000RR Discussion' started by Cream_Revenge, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Cream_Revenge

    Cream_Revenge New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    10
    Hey

    Been reading up an a 08 or 09 as a Track bike. Seen a few mentions of high oil usage.

    Is this an issue apart from just keeping the levels topped up?
     
  2. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    88
    Yes there were a few probably due to not being run in correctly, mine never used a drop but I ran mine in quite hard
    just keep topping up, even with worst case I doubt you'd need to top up during a track day as I believe the worst case consumption was a litre in 1000 miles.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. numnut

    numnut New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    11
    My 08 uses about 100ml every 1000 miles, can't imagine it would change much on track.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Cream_Revenge

    Cream_Revenge New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    10
    Do they make good track bikes? The old reviews suggest they do but the garages seem full of R1s and Gixxers.
     
  5. numnut

    numnut New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    11
    Lots of people seem to think they do, on other forums they seem to get recommended a lot as an awesome track bike, but it depends what you're looking for, and your budget!

    Have you come across the trackdayriders forum? (http://www.trackdayriders.co.uk/tdr/forum/forums.html) loads of helpful info on everything track related on there.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    88
    I used mine on track, I use the 2017 as well, both primarily road bikes so just tweaked the suspension, personally I think they make a better track bike than the equivalent year R1 or Gixer,
    the blade certainly handles better than the R1 and is more nimble, rag them both round Cadwell and see how you feel
    Although I could only properly compare against my 2003 R1 (Full track bike ) as I rode them back them to back
    My bro in law had a 2009 R1 and that looked a bit of handfull round cadwell compared to my 09 blade
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    33
    My 08 used to burn a bit of oil. That dramatically changed (to better) since I started using the RockOil XRP 5w30 oil.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Lifeofriley

    Lifeofriley New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yea my blade loves to drink it! Standard for a honda
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. bradt

    bradt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    578
    I must be lucky, my r9 never needs a top up between oil and filter change this gets done every 3500/4000 miles
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. nigelrb

    nigelrb Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,994
    Likes Received:
    933
  11. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    33
    Ahhh... the first comment brings back memories...
    "Honda claims 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles is acceptable", being 1 quart here 1/4 of a gallon, which is roughly 0.95 liters.

    When I first heard about this problem, I went to an Honda dealership to check if my bike was one of the "unlucky" ones, since she was burning a bit of oil. I found out later that this was because I was using the wrong oil (10w40) instead of the recommended 10w30. Btw, mine would burn 1/2 liter every 2000kms, give or take.
    Anyway, the guy from the dealership said the exact same thing, but in kilometers. It's perfectly normal for the bike to burn 1 liter of oil for each 1000km. Anyone who's not completely fucking retarded (pardon my French) knows that that is plain bullshit.

    According the the Owner's Manual, you're "required" to change oil every 12.000kms or 12 months. Top up, bike uses around 3.5 litres. Burning 1 liter per 1000kms... just do the math.
     
  12. nigelrb

    nigelrb Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,994
    Likes Received:
    933
    Doesn't worry me for I've got it covered!:D

    Agip.jpg
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  13. Cream_Revenge

    Cream_Revenge New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    10
  14. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    33
    In Portugal warranty was extended to 5 years, instead of the usual 2. However, they never recalled the bikes. You would have to go to the dealership by yourself and report the problem.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. Beckers

    Beckers Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    969
    The very early models had different oil rings that were changed from 09 onwards
     
  16. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    33
    That's not really that straight forward. A friend of mine had this issue on a 2010 model.
     
  17. Beckers

    Beckers Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    969
    The 08/09 using oil issue was definitely oil rings that were modified on later models mate I assure you. :)
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. F1CT1C10U5

    F1CT1C10U5 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    33
    Not saying you're wrong. Just saying it was not limited to 08/09 models.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Beckers

    Beckers Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    969
    There may always be one off issues with oil usage due to poor running in , specific mechanical problems, over filling etc but the 08/09 issue was rectified from 2010 onwards unless it was an 08/09 registered in '10 :)
     
  20. nigelrb

    nigelrb Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,994
    Likes Received:
    933
    I searched for ages to find a result and couldn't find any further reference because Google is clogged with forum questions about the oil problem.
     

Share This Page