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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Burning oil

Hey, this is my first post and i’m Hoping to get some info on what to expect...

I have a new g310gs with about 200 miles on it. From day one I noticed oil burning and loss of power after riding for 20 mins or so. I’ve had to add @approx 700 ml of oil to keep the oil level above minimum.

When I contacted the dealer about this right away I was advised to ride in more. It hasn’t improved and the bike is being picked up tomorrow. Depending on what they find is when is this bike considered a lemon? And is there any recourse. I do realize it has a 3 year warranty.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 02:26 AM
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Check out this thread

https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/337-...lue-smoke.html

Some others have had similar - theory given by a "dealer" who posted was that it is due to a breather seal failure from balance shaft to left crankcase cover. Don't know if that has been fully confirmed anywhere. But may be worth mentioning to your dealer.

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Check out this thread

https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/337-...lue-smoke.html

Some others have had similar - theory given by a "dealer" who posted was that it is due to a breather seal failure from balance shaft to left crankcase cover. Don't know if that has been fully confirmed anywhere. But may be worth mentioning to your dealer.

Good luck.
If this is the case, is this considered a major defect? Is it a major / complicated fix?

Thx!
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If this is the case, is this considered a major defect? Is it a major / complicated fix?
If that's what it is, it would definitely be covered under warranty.

Anything involving internal engine parts and seals is going to be major/complicated.

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If this is the case, is this considered a major defect? Is it a major / complicated fix?
If that's what it is, it would definitely be covered under warranty.

Anything involving internal engine parts and seals is going to be major/complicated.
Do you think i should push for a new bike if this is the case. Or would a fix be acceptable? If this was a car it would be swapped out due to lemon laws.

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Hello VTG310GS,
Welcome to the forum.
Hope the thread you got will help you and or your dealer.
Getting a new bike .......in my country (the Netherlands) you have to give a dealer a change to fix things before even think of a replacement under warranty.
Good luck.
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Hello VTG310GS,
Welcome to the forum.
Hope the thread you got will help you and or your dealer.
Getting a new bike .......in my country (the Netherlands) you have to give a dealer a change to fix things before even think of a replacement under warranty.
Good luck.
So the dealer picked up my bike and verified that it is burning oil and that there are oil leaks in the head gasket area and they are checking on part availability. This sounds major to me but I don’t know a lot about engines especially motorcycle. If this was a new car I would demand a new one. Is this the same for motorcycles in the U.S.

Thx in advance for any advice!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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I’m waiting for deliver of a new bike due to the head gasket problem. Unfortunately it’s being delayed due to the side stand recall!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 10:14 PM
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Worst of both worlds...

Engine issues (bad), replaced under warranty (good!) but canít replace due to another issue with a stop sale on the side stand (bad)! Ouch...

Hope it works out, and quickly!

Iíve got what I believe is a pretty nice, smooth engine, but a snapped side stand...so I feel your pain...

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2018, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Oh no. Is anyone thinking of switching to a center stand? Thinking this could by pass the side stand recall?
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