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Honda has fixed the problem

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Re: 2008 CBR1000RR is burning oil like mad - options?

LOOL

So they changed for me:
  • piston rings
  • valve stems
  • titanium valves
And now is a recall for clutch!!!

2 more recalls and I will have a new engine!
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2 more recalls and I will have a new engine!
Maybe the financial crises has made Honda look at the Italian manufacturers' financial plans. They've decided to keep their dealers in business with continuous warranty repairs :-)

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Re: 2008 CBR1000RR is burning oil like mad - options?

Hello I live in New Zealand and own a 2008 cbr1000rr and after my 6000km service oil was at the top mark of dip stick after traveling a 1000km the oil was just visible at the bottom of the dip stick when screwed in. Thats at least 600ml .I took it to my local honda dealer he informed honda about it refilled with oil and said keep an eye on it.I said ILL BE BACK.
Ther is a lot of talk about it here so I think its a world wide problem.
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Sorry to hear that.

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Anybody also happen to notice how much this oil problem has affected resale value on 2008 RRs or on left over new 2008 models. No one wants them for fear of this problem even though it's a small number that are having issues.

You can get them for $1000 cheaper than a 600RR at some dealers. Quite tempting I must say.

Honda basically pulled a Toyota hoping the problem would not surface only to have it bite them real hard down the road. Bad move for Honda.
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Re: 2008 CBR1000RR is burning oil like mad - options?

I've traded my Oil consuming Honda in for a new S1000RR ... Honda stuck to the line that they'd never had any other reports and that they had never stripped or repaired an engine in the UK because of oil consumption... I bet they had some decent length on their noses at Honda UK HQ

Either way it was a good bike despite the oil consumption and I can't say it's affected UK trade in values
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I've traded my Oil consuming Honda in for a new S1000RR ... Honda stuck to the line that they'd never had any other reports and that they had never stripped or repaired an engine in the UK because of oil consumption... I bet they had some decent length on their noses at Honda UK HQ

Either way it was a good bike despite the oil consumption and I can't say it's affected UK trade in values
Hope the S1000R is reliable then - heard recently about the software rev limit imposed by BMW until after the first service. I havent heard of any engine failures but maybe they have had issues with test engines or something. They must be ok though as they have been testing them for about 2 years all over Europe. It does sound like a fun bike though.
Interesting that Honda still say there is no problem - our local dealer had a major oil related engine failure where the bike was replaced in early 2008. I was going to get to strip the motor until Honda snatched the whole bike back.
My wife now has a 2009 HRC blade as the 2008 bike was crashed badly. No problems with the new bike but its only done 1000 miles. The old one had drunk lots of oil by the first 1000 last time.
As you say it doesnt seem to affect sales in UK as most bikes seem fine & Honda will now authorise change of rings on problem bikes. After all of this it is still a great bike.
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I purchased a brand new 08 CBR1000RR in Nov. of 09 and just recently discovered I had an issue.
I did not have any symptoms until it stopped running 11,000 miles later. I thought I had avoided getting an oil burner but was wrong. When the heads were removed it was found from the measurements that the pistons and cylinders were the 2007 spec. This caused sludge to accumulate over time and damage the top end.

I checked the oil regularly but did not notice a large amount of oil consumption.

The only mods I have done are a slip on exhaust

The dealer found the issue and reported it to Honda. A Honda district rep inspected it and said since it was out of warranty it is my problem.

I have the measurements of the cylinder walls and pistons from the dealer. Basically Honda used 2007 spec cylinders and pistons in my 2008 motor. The bottom end and head is 2008 spec.

The piston was measured at 74.9650 mm and the cylinders were 75.000 mm.

The 2008 spec for the piston is 75.965-75.985 and cylinder is 76.000-76.015.

I'm pretty pissed about it and am going to buy a motor to slap in it and sell this piece of sh1t.

So if anybody is selling a running motor for cheap, I'm definitely interested.

The dealer quoted me $5,350.19 to replace the entire top end. The valves, pistons, and cylinders are all damaged.

Not buying another Honda and will warn anyone about buying any vehicles from them after this fiasco.
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I purchased a brand new 08 CBR1000RR in Nov. of 09 and just recently discovered I had an issue.
I did not have any symptoms until it stopped running 11,000 miles later. I thought I had avoided getting an oil burner but was wrong. When the heads were removed it was found from the measurements that the pistons and cylinders were the 2007 spec. This caused sludge to accumulate over time and damage the top end.

I checked the oil regularly but did not notice a large amount of oil consumption.

The only mods I have done are a slip on exhaust

The dealer found the issue and reported it to Honda. A Honda district rep inspected it and said since it was out of warranty it is my problem.

I have the measurements of the cylinder walls and pistons from the dealer. Basically Honda used 2007 spec cylinders and pistons in my 2008 motor. The bottom end and head is 2008 spec.

The piston was measured at 74.9650 mm and the cylinders were 75.000 mm.

The 2008 spec for the piston is 75.965-75.985 and cylinder is 76.000-76.015.

I'm pretty pissed about it and am going to buy a motor to slap in it and sell this piece of sh1t.

So if anybody is selling a running motor for cheap, I'm definitely interested.

The dealer quoted me $5,350.19 to replace the entire top end. The valves, pistons, and cylinders are all damaged.

Not buying another Honda and will warn anyone about buying any vehicles from them after this fiasco.

While that is certainly interesting it does not explain the oil burning since the piston-to-bore clearance is not that great, especially as you didn't have excess oil burning over 11,000 miles.
Exactly what damage is there and what caused it to stop running?
Any chance of photos of the pistons in the cylinders alongside an '08 piston?
Since you bought it new I doubt warranty is even relevant. You bought an '08 1000RR in good faith that it was indeed an '08 1000RR just like all the others.
Honda did not sell you the bike you believed you were buying.

Rather than sell it I would keep it somewhere safe and get a lawyer to send a letter to Honda. I would include the name of the district rep that stated it's not their problem. I would also not leave the engine in the hands of the dealer as it could well disappear.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with the stress of it all. I'd take it as a great excuse to bore it and throw some nice pistons and cams in there and port the head. No reason you can't put it back together better than Honda did :-)

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