Need Help...Normal Oil Usage???

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 105annivdyna, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. 105annivdyna

    105annivdyna Member

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    I have a 08 SE Dyna.
    It is using a quart of oil in 1000 miles.
    Harley says this is considered normal consumption.
    Let me know if you have this type of usage or not.
    I would like to show them how abnormal this really is
    with your feed back.
    I will be contacting my attorney because I feel they aren't
    going to do anything about it.

    Thanks for any feedback you can give me.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    how many miles? for break in its about normal
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You have to give a bit more info if you expect a logical reply. Without the info like mileage etc, it's easy to say it's too much oil usage.
     
  4. 105annivdyna

    105annivdyna Member

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    I have 1400 miles
     
  5. 105annivdyna

    105annivdyna Member

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    Wouldn't my bike be considered broken in with 1400 miles?
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    1400 miles i would consider it normal unless you changed the oil at 1000 then used a quart in 400 miles need more info .. sorry were not mind readers
     
  7. Stoney61

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    My 09 had 6 miles on it when I headed out for Arkansas. Changed the oil at 1000 miles, and have put another 1500 miles on her, with no oil consumption to speak of.
     
  8. 105annivdyna

    105annivdyna Member

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    Sorry for the confusion...

    OK here is the chronology..

    I used 1 1/2 qts in the first 1000 miles before bringing it in for the 1k.
    After getting it back I still saw usage and brought it back to dealer. They
    kept bike for a few days (why I don't know) but the ran it and checked oil while they had it. Before I took it back they topped it off to the top x on the stick. Bike had about 1050 miles. Now I have about 1400 and it is down a 1/2 qt.
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    so you have used a half quart in 400 miles yeah thats a bit much
     
  10. 105annivdyna

    105annivdyna Member

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    Yes... 3/8 to 1/2 a quart in 400.