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I love the Truimph 675, but I'm 6'3". What a sweet bike.

Picked up the latest issue of Bike mag. They say the 675 goes through the oil.

Has anyone else had this issue on their bikes.
 
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I love the Truimph 675, but I'm 6'3". What a sweet bike.

Picked up the latest issue of Bike mag. They say the 675 goes through the oil.

Has anyone else had this issue on their bikes.

it might eat oil but i'll eat your children foo.
 

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There will be one racing locally this year. but ya, sounds like some oil consumption
 

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Is it during the break in period or as a general usage condition?

Oil makes horsepower....!
 

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Every bike has it's price, be grateful that it's not the soul destroying tedium of a honda
Hey, leave the Honda alone..

As the biggest producer of bikes Honda is forced to make products with the widest possible appeal to the masses. If you are not a hard core enthusiast seeking striking beauty or specific performance any Honda will satisfy.

Honda might destroy yours or mine soul but for a Joe Doe is perfect; always easy to ride, never offending anybody, making instant almost good riders from newbies, solid quality.

Honda rules!
 

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This is probably more appropriate to it's own seperate thread; at least in my mind cause I could go on and on regarding this topic. But to make it short as possible: I agree Hondas are fantastic, one could probably go so far as to say overall the best bikes out there. To a soul destroying fault in my "hardcore enthuthiasts" opinon. Appliances on wheels.
 

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I even owned one Honda 24 years ago for a year. They were somewhat less like oat flakes then but still failed to quicken your pulse.

But worked flawlessly even then.
 

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TAppliances on wheels.
That's why my VFR is "appliance white". It appeals to my poser sensibilities and flatters my noob riding skillz.

But I fail to see how it's more soul-sucking than most of the content I read here. :laughing
 

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The 675 is a beauty for sure. It may eat oil, but it won't be a first for Brit bikes. Brit bikes also leak without the engine even running, just have a peek in the Trev Deeley museum. heh heh.

On a side note... my next bike will be a Triumph Sprint ST 1050 unless Honda decides to up size the displacement of their beloved VFR.
 

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Actually, I was thinking that it would leak and be a typical British bike / car, that always leaks. BUT, this bike has been pretty solid so far - no leaks at all so far. and it isn't that bad on oil, every time I've checked it has been ok.
 

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Oil makes horsepower....!
I am afraid I must disagree with you on this, oil ingestion decreases HP, if you have oil mist being sucked into your intake you will not make as much HP as if you have just a straight air/fuel mix, the reason is that oil doesnt combust as well

look at non dry sump race cars they ALL vent there crank case to atmo, if oil made HP they would plumb it into the intake.
 

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Sadly.. British Manufacture STILL equals substandard
Witness poor Ford and Jaguars, BMW with Rovers (which Honda had a large share of.. for 10 years.. before they gave it up in Disgust).
Silly Buggers have no idea how to build something durable.. Pretty Seductive no doubt, but only untill the warranty runs out :-0
 

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Sadly.. British Manufacture STILL equals substandard
Witness poor Ford and Jaguars, BMW with Rovers (which Honda had a large share of.. for 10 years.. before they gave it up in Disgust).
Silly Buggers have no idea how to build something durable.. Pretty Seductive no doubt, but only untill the warranty runs out :-0
You're not trying to say that BMW's are British, are you?
 
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Sadly.. British Manufacture STILL equals substandard...
Silly Buggers have no idea how to build something durable.. Pretty Seductive no doubt, but only untill the warranty runs out :-0

Haven't found a problem yet with my '03 Speed 4. Sweet bike, normal maintenance, just ride. I'll take that substandard durablilty anyday.
 
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