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hello! these HPE's suck up alot of oil on long road trips, just wondering if those red MSR bottles are ok to store extra oil in them. thanks!
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They'll be fine - they hold gasoline quite happily after all!
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Just don't forget your funnel!
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Touring300 wrote:
Just don't forget your funnel!
Or your towel!
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You could also carry an oil bottle. 😃
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Do they really burn that much in between oil changes?
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adri wrote:
Do they really burn that much in between oil changes?
Enough that you should have access to oil if you ride at highway speeds for an extended time. I wouldn't say it's much all things considered, but important to stay on top of it nonetheless.
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adri wrote:
Do they really burn that much in between oil changes?
That's an old question that has been thrashed out. Conclusion is generally if an hpe is ridden hard and long then it drinks.

If the road trip is say 2000km then topping up before and after the trip is fine. If doing 4000km then should taking some oil.
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I've always carried my extra oil in the plastic container it's sold in. Never had an issue of any kind with that practice.
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That's an old question that has been thrashed out. Conclusion is generally if an hpe is ridden hard and long then it drinks.

If the road trip is say 2000km then topping up before and after the trip is fine. If doing 4000km then should taking some oil.
I love Vespa's commitment to all things retro. I've owned dozens of motorcycles and scooters but none that were made after 1985 drank oil. Piaggio fully committed
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I love Vespa's commitment to all things retro. I've owned dozens of motorcycles and scooters but none that were made after 1985 drank oil. Piaggio fully committed
if you google ktm oil consumption you'll see many people discussing similar. I know my brother with his ktm has said it drinks a bit unlike his previous bikes.
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Hummus2 wrote:
hello! these HPE's suck up alot of oil on long road trips, just wondering if those red MSR bottles are ok to store extra oil in them. thanks!
As I understand it, the point of fuel containers is because petroleum at certain levels of refining will react with some common bottle materials. Fuel is (IIRC) the most caustic/reactive, so if it's good for fuel, I'd trust it for oil. MSR bottles are aluminum, so definitely good for the job, as long as you don't puncture it or forget to screw the lid back on.
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Unless you are doing the Cannonball, using a MSR bottle is perhaps a bit of a waste. The smallest bottle appears to be 325 ml or 11 fL. oz. If you need to top-up on a long journey, chances are you will only need to add 100~150 ml to get the oil back to the correct level.
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