« Last post by jrt on Today at 09:13:27 PM »
As far as engine oil consumption, mine does the same thing. The proper amount is added during a service, itís at the top mark on the sight glass. After adding miles (some at highway), the level finds itís way to the middle of the glass. Iíve heard of this from other V85 owners as well. As long as the loss STOPS at some point.
I can't really say. I don't recall if it started at the top of the mark (I let the dealer do the 900 mile service). In time, the oil level dropped to the bottom of the sight glass and I'm not comfortable letting it go below that. That is pretty minimal oil consumption though- and I have been pushing the bike. So- I'll just keep an eye on it. Nothing too concerning. Maybe it will settle in during the drive to NH....;)
Huzo brings up a good point- the shifting is a lot smoother as it gains miles. I think it has a way to go, but it is way better (smoother, better feel) than when I first got it.