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After 4200 km since first service I found oil level under minimum. I added almost 0.2 liters and now level is between the two lines.

Other cases of oil consumption?
 

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I did not notice on mine, I shall verify the level of oil. I think that you should not worry. Make a new level control, in the conditions identical to those when you noticed the low level. At this moment, you will be fixed if consumption of oil or not.
 

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Thanks for mentioning Dany. I didn't think to check the level often because my Scrambler does not consume barely a drop of oil with almost constant upper rev riding.

But at 2500 (total) miles, my SS is approaching the lower level mark. I do run the motor briskly and into the upper RPM ranges each time I ride...but never abuse it.
 

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Wow, this is something we all will need to monitor. I had my first service done by the dealer and forgot to check the level beforehand. Will monitor for sure, now. I don't show any burnt oil residue on the pipes....I know that much, though.
 

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I seem to be using a bit of oil... I have 8500 kms on my bike now and since the first oil change I probably put in a quart. I just did another oil change so we'll see what happens. Using Motul 300V 15-50 which seems to be what a lot of the guys in the US are using! (I'm in Canada)
 

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I have a warranty claim in for the seal on the casing where the breather pipe connects to the casing. Messes oil after every ride. Claim has been approved to replace the fitment and seal.
 

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I have a warranty claim in for the seal on the casing where the breather pipe connects to the casing. Messes oil after every ride. Claim has been approved to replace the fitment and seal.
Possible to post pic or diagram where this is located?
 

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I have looked my bike over and over. I don't have any dripping oil anywhere. If I'm using some, it's being burned not dripped.
 

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I have a warranty claim in for the seal on the casing where the breather pipe connects to the casing. Messes oil after every ride. Claim has been approved to replace the fitment and seal.
OH!!! I have the same issue and told them about it and they took pictures. They tightened the bolts a bit to make sure they were good. They said to just monitor it but I noticed yesterday it's just as bad! I'm glad someone else has noticed this!

I'll show them this!
 

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I have a warranty claim in for the seal on the casing where the breather pipe connects to the casing. Messes oil after every ride. Claim has been approved to replace the fitment and seal.
Looked at the bike, and it's that vertical tube that snakes down almost S shaped on the right side? Correct?

No leaks from mine, at least not yet.
 

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I've just checked mine. 2500 miles since first service, oil level just below top line so mine doesn't seem to be burning any, long may that continue.
 

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Looked at the bike, and it's that vertical tube that snakes down almost S shaped on the right side? Correct?

No leaks from mine, at least not yet.
There is a ring with 3 bolts which mounts the breather to the casing. Under that ring is an o-ring. Mine pumps oil out when riding high rpm. At medium rpm there is no problem. It is when I am cruising above 6000rpm that I see oil after the ride
 

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After 4200 km since first service I found oil level under minimum. I added almost 0.2 liters and now level is between the two lines.

Other cases of oil consumption?
About 3,200 km on my 'S' since the 1000 km service. Oil level hasn't changed since...it's smack in the middle between the min and max lines. Motul 300V 15W-40.
 

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I got my bike back from the dealer after the 600 mile service with the oil at the top of the sight glass window. I probably should have drained a little to bring it down to the max line but but didn't have time before leaving on a European holiday. Over the next 14 days I did approx 2,000 miles and the level hasn't dropped discernibly.
 

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These reports of the oil not moving is a good sign. Sorry for those of you that are leaking a little. As long as we're not burning oil...
 

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In first km a little oil consumption is normal... and my last 2000 km trip in 3 days was a little hard, climate with over 30 degrees. Before oil level was Ok.
No leak on mine. I'll see next km
 

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I had the oil change done at 1000 and did not check it when they handed the bike back to me. Checked the oil yesterday and it was below the lower mark!!! I put this down to slack workshop practices. I suspect that when they changed the oil and filter, they probably filled the bike up to the lower mark or somewhere close to that and instead of running the engine, which would refill the new filter and then rechecking the level, they have simply handed it back to me!! I will ALWAYS check it when it's handed back to me from hereon. It is definitely not leaking oil and there is no indication that it is burning it either, so I can only put it down to dealership mechanics. As soon as it's out of warranty it will definitely be going to my mechanic who has race-prepped every track and race bike I've ever ridden along with servicing all my previous road bikes. It is quite scary to think that we have to trust these dealerships with our pride and joy to comply with warranty requirements
 

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I had the oil change done at 1000 and did not check it when they handed the bike back to me. Checked the oil yesterday and it was below the lower mark!!! I put this down to slack workshop practices. I suspect that when they changed the oil and filter, they probably filled the bike up to the lower mark or somewhere close to that and instead of running the engine, which would refill the new filter and then rechecking the level, they have simply handed it back to me!! I will ALWAYS check it when it's handed back to me from hereon. It is definitely not leaking oil and there is no indication that it is burning it either, so I can only put it down to dealership mechanics. As soon as it's out of warranty it will definitely be going to my mechanic who has race-prepped every track and race bike I've ever ridden along with servicing all my previous road bikes. It is quite scary to think that we have to trust these dealerships with our pride and joy to comply with warranty requirements
Thank you for the reminder to verify work, where its possible.
 

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I just returned from a 2000 mile road trip with about 5900 total miles on my Precious. At approximately 5200 miles, my red low oil pressure light went on intermittently. I checked the oil level in the sight glass and could see no oil at all! I had had the bike serviced at 600 miles per instructions, but I don't believe I checked the oil level at the time of service. I may have checked it since, but again, I don't remember. There has definitely not been any oil leaking at any time. Because I was in the middle of South Dakota, I had a bit of a challenge in finding 15W-50 motor oil, but ultimately a Yamaha dealer sold me some at a steep premium. I poured an entire quart of oil into the SS and the oil level still hadn't reached the minimum mark. Ultimately, I added 1.5 quarts and got the oil a little above the minimum mark.

I was astonished/terrified that the oil level was so low and have no idea how long it's been in this state. My only theories at this point are:

1. The bike is burning oil.
2. The bike was not fully filled with oil during the 600 mile service.

One question that might answer this riddle: When the engine of the SS is turned off, but the instrument panel is still on, does the oil pressure low light illuminate? Mine is currently doing so, but I can't remember if it has always done this. When I start the engine, the light goes out.

Lesson re-learned. Check the oil level yourself frequently.

BTW, checking the oil level on the SS is a bit difficult. The only way I've been able to figure out how to do it without help is by grabbing the bike by the right side handlebar and the right side passenger peg and attempting to center it. Very awkward. Someday, I'm sure I'll pull it right on top of me and I'll be stuck under my own motorcycle until a charitable stranger passes by.

The bike's shock is being replaced under warranty this week, so I'll ask the dealer about this issue at that time. If I hear any good info from them, I'll pass it on.
 
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One question that might answer this riddle: When the engine of the SS is turned off, but the instrument panel is still on, does the oil pressure low light illuminate? Mine is currently doing so, but I can't remember if it has always done this. When I start the engine, the light goes out.
I'll check when i get home this evening, but logic tells me when the bike is not running, there can't be oil pressure?
 
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