Originally Posted by ian parkes
the sport version was good , only fault was oil usage when it was running in and some owners ran them too low . so keep an eye on the oil to begin with , although I would hope the dealer will tell you if its still an issue .
Yes Ian I have read about this. There appear to be potential problems with excess oil consumption on this engine & the larger triples. Bike magazine recently blew up a Tiger after they didn't keep an eye on the oil level. Triumph deny any problems & say this consumption is normal...
There was an interesting debate in one of the bike magazines regarding oil consumption. If I remember right some manufacturers recommend using poorer quality oil during the running in period. I think it was Yamaha who suffered engine problems with one version of press bike R1's which were not run in on poorer quality stuff. I have to admit that it was above my head but perhaps some of the engineers on this site could comment.
Anyway I shall be checking the oil level on a very regular basis