New to me KLT, burning oil on cold start, normal??
Hello, I just purchased a 2002 K1200LT with 57k miles. Since it is winter here, the bike has not been ridden in probably 3 months. Started it up at the seller's house and let it run for about 5 min. Seemed to run well with no strange noises but it did burn some oil. Hard to tell in cold weather how much oil because exhaust always blows white/grey on engines until they warm up. It was a pronounced smell though, almost like a 2 stroke snowmobile. The price was good because he sold his house and is moving and didn't want to deal with moving a bike in the snow. I started it up at my house today and ran it for about 5 min and it seemed to burn oil the whole time. Not sure if it makes a difference but it was on its side stand. It is about 25F outside. Not overly concerned yet because it has been sitting and that can be normal on some engines. The previous owner did not mention anything about it using oil. I will not be able to ride it for a couple more months so I wanted to run it by the group and see what you think. In the next week, I am going to be taking off the Tupperware and giving her a good once over. I will be replacing all fluid, filters, brake lines, and anything else that I discover that needs replacing. I will probably do the plugs too so I will do a compression test while I am at it. Is there anything that you would recommend that I check? Is this something to worry about or would a good 20 min ride clear it right up? I can't wait to ride it but unfortunately, I will have to be patient.