For you K1300 owners out there, how much oil does your bike use over 1000 miles, and when did it stop using oil, assuming it has stopped?
Went to Illinois (4100 odd miles) and back, didn't use a drop and then had my second service done. It should be noted that in my experience inline 4s do not use oil like BMW's parallel twin oil heads. Didn't use any oil prior to that for first service either which was done near a thousand miles.DavidTaylor said:For you K1300 owners out there, how much oil does your bike use over 1000 miles, and when did it stop using oil, assuming it has stopped?
Randy said:Our trip to Jasper and back was just over 3000 miles. Neither my K1300GT or Michelle's K1300S used any oil to speak of. Her bike had about 600 miles on it at the beginning and My GT had about 2500.
Pics are at:Beemerider said:Did I miss the story and pics somewhere??? :wave
I remember at least one LT that had unusual oil consumption when new, traced to a damaged cylinder lining (factory defect). IIRC, BMWNA authorized a new engine replacement. If that's where this is heading, you'll want to think about/decide ahead of time whether that's acceptable to you, or you want to push for a new bike. Not sure you have a legal leg to stand on, but figured you'd be better off thinking about it now, rather than having to make a snap decision later.DavidTaylor said:Quick update - BMW NA has SJBMW doing some exploratory testing on my bike, including a compression and leak down test (PITA considering how the motor is packaged in there). Dropped it off tonight and will likely take a couple of days. I'm happy they are taking some quick action to figure out what's going on. We are completely befuddled as to where the oil is going; no signs of it escaping from the bike anywhere. And after 150 miles since the last quart I put in it's down a little from then.
hmm, modeled after the "Tiger Slam" we could call this the "David Slam" if you manage to have 3 new GT's within 12 months!DavidTaylor said:This GT is basically new, it's the one BMW gave me to replace my problematic 08 1200GT back in February (there's that luck thing).
DavidDavidTaylor said:Thanks, guys. Yes, luck has been a fickle mistress for me this year.