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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Oil consumption

I had my 2007 750 Shadow Aero in for its 8000 mile service last week. When I dropped it off I had the service writer add a note about the oil consumption. When I bought the motorcycle it had 4300 miles on it and it now has about 7800 miles since I purchased it I have had to add about 1 quarts of oil.

I received a call from the service manager and was told a quart of oil consumption per 1000 miles is within specification for your motorcycle.

Does anybody have the Honda specifications I would like to read them?

What are your experiences with the 750 Aero?

What kind of oil do you use?

I am taking a 3000 mile trip this summer I will have to buy or bring 2 quarts of oil with me.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 01:08 PM
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Find the search tab above, and type in oil type, and you will get enough info for 2 days of reading.
The type of oil you use can definitely effect oil consumption.
I am changing my oil today, and am going to try Rotella T6 5w-40. There is a lot of good said about this oil.
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The 750 line takes more oil than normal if you are running at freeway speeds. Our experience is; 60 and under takes almost none, above 60 and it increases. The wife's near new Aero needs topping off daily after high speed freeway riding to keep it at the marker.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the information

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