Well I now have 1063 miles on my standard F7 and had no real trouble. My usage is ust about the same as mentioned here. My first gallon took me 853 miles, thats 213 miles per quart. I think thats pretty great. (at $32 a gallon) I get a flicker at about 175 miles.Originally posted by chill50@Jan 28 2003, 12:29 PM
my oil light starts to flicker around 170 miles but doesn't come on and stay on until 200 miles. Then it only takes a quart which means there is still 1.8 quarts left in the oil reservoir. so the sled could probably go 400 miles before it needs to be topped off, just to make sure no air gets in the line.
I'm getting 15 miles per gallon (i can't beleive it, this much power and great mileage too) It doesn't seem to matter how or where I ride I get about the same mileage. Slow going inthe mountains or flat out in the county. Can't explain it but I like it.Originally posted by skikvt@Jan 28 2003, 12:54 PM
What sort of mileage are you getting? If your getting 200 miles on 24 0z oil at 12 mpg thats about 88:1 which seems pretty lean, but if your getting 15 mpg thats 71:1 which seems pretty normal. Basicly if you estimate a little less than 2oz (@1.75) per gallon you should be right on. 2 oz/gallon =64:1, 1.75oz/gallon=73:1.
I hope this helps! B)
BTW The oil light only means to check your oil regularly because it goes on when its down about 1qt. I think it holds at least 2 1/2 qts (check your spec sheet on the exact amount).