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burning oil :(

ok well i think my xx might be burning oil, do u guys ever have to add oil? its not smoking or anything, and i cant smell it but i had to add bout a quart to it. i changed it but havnt had time to ride much since then to test it out and see.
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Pull the plug and check the insulator for discoloration. If it's burning oil, there should be some sign there.
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thanks. where exactly is that again? sry im not much of a mechanic, changing the oil is bout all i do.
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thanks. where exactly is that again? sry im not much of a mechanic, changing the oil is bout all i do.
Spark plug...do you have an owner's manual? Should tell you in there how to do it.
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yea. thanks, ill check it out if its low again after i ride.
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Make sure you are checking your oil correctly:
Put bike on level ground, start cold engine and let it idle for five minutes, check oil immediately! Don't screw the dip stick into oil tank. Just set it on the threads.Note: DO NOT rev or blip the throttle during the five minutes. This could cause you to get an inaccurate reading. Idle only no throttle.
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thanks for the edvise, its always on level ground i have a shop. i didnt ever let it idle though, and i checked the dip stick both ways just incase. i wasnt for sure which way it was though. glad i know now.
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Just so you know as well, if you are burning oil somewhere, you should have some residue in the exhaust. Even if you can't see it smoking blue. Also, check every where for leaks, because it may have a slight leak somewhere that you wouldn't normally notice.

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The 700XX has a dry sump system I think. You need to have the engine at operating temperature to check the oil if this is the case.
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Make sure you are checking your oil correctly:
Put bike on level ground, start cold engine and let it idle for five minutes, check oil immediately! Don't screw the dip stick into oil tank. Just set it on the threads.Note: DO NOT rev or blip the throttle during the five minutes. This could cause you to get an inaccurate reading. Idle only no throttle.
in the manual it says to check the oil with out starting the engine, if its low then check the crankcase. then if you have oil then let it idle then turn it off for 2 or 3 min and check it. is it really necessary to check the crankcase if its low when u check it without leting it idle first. only reason i ask is because i checked mine and it was at the low mark. then i let it idle, checked it immediatly, and waited 2 min checked it again and it said it was good. so i guess im good if i let it idle then check it and its ok? even though it said it was low when it was just siting, before i let it idle.
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