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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Oil Burning Issue in Ninja 650 2011 model

Hi ,

I am a newbie to this forum, I am from India and own a 2011 Ninja 650.

I am here to discuss oil burning issues in my bike and find the probable cause from the knowledgeable folks here.


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The issue in brief:-

1.The bike has clocked 25000kms
2.When i went for the 5k oil change recently, the technician noticed during the oil drain that there was only 800-900ml of oil of the 1.8 litres that was refilled during the last service which was around 6 months back.


Notable observations:-

1. There is no oil leak.
2.There is no black smoke during high and sustained acceleration.
3. There is a oil burning smell during highway rides of 200-250 kms.
4.The technician noticed black sooth deposits on the outside of the exhaust(OEM Exhaust).

However the kawasaki service technicians are dismissing this as a normal/expected case, which I don't think is the case. No idea why nobody wants to open up the engine and do a quick check.

Can someone here please localize the issue so that I Can take my bike elsewhere.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 05:34 AM
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Hi Neo18, are you the one??

Oil usage is common on any ICE, just how much is the uncommon factor. If you thrash the life out of your engine, it will use more oil. Does not necessarily have to be a leak and at small quantities, you may not notice it. In fact, F1 engines introduce oil into the fuel to improve performance, and you can see them smoke sometimes, especially when sat still.

Checking oil should be one of your regular maintenance and inspection routines. Keep an eye on it and you'll be fine.
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Hi Neo18, are you the one??

Oil usage is common on any ICE, just how much is the uncommon factor. If you thrash the life out of your engine, it will use more oil. Does not necessarily have to be a leak and at small quantities, you may not notice it. In fact, F1 engines introduce oil into the fuel to improve performance, and you can see them smoke sometimes, especially when sat still.

Checking oil should be one of your regular maintenance and inspection routines. Keep an eye on it and you'll be fine.
Thanks for the input rainbirdb,

You are right in the sense that ICE's will always use some oil especially when trashed and driven at redline consistently.

2 things that stand out in my observation:-

1.Bike has rarely seen RPMs above 7000
2.1 litre of oil burnt for 4000kms of civilized driving is a little too high in my opinion.
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I can only think then that the oil is coming out a crankcase / engine breather hose, or at a join between the crankcases. Is their oil in the hose or underneath the engine (wipe your hand under the engine, you will soon see if it's leaking their)?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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My 2 cents would be to check the piston rings and the seals.
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