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Checked the oil at 500 miles and was down a little over a half quart. Anyone else have similar usage at that point? My guess is that it is down that much based on the first 300 miles; Detroit to Chicago in about 6 hours. Lots of 55/65/75 mph varying and stops for 30 min or more about every 1.5 hours. Max rpm was about 5k for the first 200 miles, up to 6.5k after that to about 400 miles. Probably not enough pressure to seat the rings, but enough that there won't be any long term probs. After 500, some low load trips to 8k through the first couple of gears.

In any case, I topped it off and will have 1st maint done prior to 700.

Oh...one other quick thing...the Spyder is actually my wifes and I had her out for lessons tonight. She did great and felt confident. Her first time with a bike with gears. So, I decided to measure off the turning radius so she can talk with the license examiner and explain to him/her why hers is huge compared to the 2-wheeled 250s. I got 24 ft!!! Yowsah!

I was doing some full-lock acellerating turns and actually starved the thing. I was stunned that I could do that with injection but it was pulling more Gs than a conventional bike would. It wasn't the tank pickup as I had a half tank. Anyone else starved one??

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bj
 

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With the oil level issue, make sure you follow the operators guide to the letter when checking levels. Warm engine etc.
Fuel starvation. Probably not a problem but the safety systems cutting in to prevent a roll over if you were 'giving it some Gs' Keep riding and enjoy!!
 
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