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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
my 1st 1500 was a '94SE that I bought with high miles, it was 'very used' but the price put it within my reach.
It used "some oil", how much I don't remember now.... about a half quart maybe every 3,000 miles or so.... it was my daily transportation, no car at the time. it was always on the road, and I rode it hard like a dirt bike...
IMO, I bought it to ride hard and I did.... it screamed up mountains in 2nd and 3rd gear chasing the Ninja crotch rockets... nothing I did seemed to effect the engine at all.... it happily turned 5500-6500 RPM for hours at a time....
I rode it back and forth to San Diego down I-8 from my home in Mesa, AZ at wide open throttle, following the fastest 4 wheel thing moving.... on one of those trips, the oil light came on.... I stopped and checked the oil level... it was okay, so I just waited a couple of hours and went on my way. That oil happened to be Castrol Mineral oil, never again for me....
the Honda engines are just about nearly indestructible, as long as you keep them cooled and lubricated.
IMO, just keep a spare qt of oil with you and ride on and quit worrying about it.
I still don't like K&N but that's another subject.
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