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    Am I Running Lean?

    Weather could not have been more perfect up in the Midwest this weekend. 82 and sunny from Friday through Sunday.

    I did a combined 6-7 hours of riding between Saturday and Sunday. My 2002 Virage i ran like a champ, or so I think...

    I noticed that my oil level indicator (on dash) has not dropped from "100% full" and I was wondering if this was normal. I filled up the oil all the way prior to setting out, and probably burned through 10 gallons.

    The ski ran great the entire time, so I didn't realize this till I was trailering it home. Is this normal?


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    not necessarily lean, but sounds like you might have a bubble in your oil system

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    On my SL models,It is possible to add more oil over the gauge "full level". And it will take 1 1/2 tanks of fuel for the guage to drop. LOL ,I rarely see the oil level drop to 3/4.

    Where in the Mid-west do you live / ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaobin View Post
    not necessarily lean, but sounds like you might have a bubble in your oil system
    Never considered that. How would I go about troubleshooting that problem? And is there a standard 'burn' ratio between gallons of fuel and quarts of oil? I guess if there was, that would answer my question.


    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    On my SL models,It is possible to add more oil over the gauge "full level". And it will take 1 1/2 tanks of fuel for the guage to drop. LOL ,I rarely see the oil level drop to 3/4.

    Where in the Mid-west do you live / ride ?
    I considered that too, since I filled it up all the way.

    Live in Cleveland [OH] and ride on Erie. Drop at the Cuyahoga River.

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    Thats funny, you used to be able to walk on the Cuyahoga River. Until they burned the crust off

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaobin View Post
    Thats funny, you used to be able to walk on the Cuyahoga River. Until they burned the crust off
    Ha. It's still pretty gross. There are surrounding rivers that are much nicer to launch from, but are farther away.

    Erie is still a lot of fun. When the wind is out of the Southwest, the lake is like glass. There are definitely worse places to ride.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Ohhhh, you went out and didn't even PM me??????

    There goes your Christmas card......



    Seriously, the oil used is very minimal from what I understand. Just make sure you're actually getting oil

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