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Hi,

Im fed up with my blade burning oil, built November 08.

I dont want to sell it and buy an R1 as i like it to much but i think Honda should help us all out.

I just woundered if any one would sign up to this thread and support me if i approached Watch Dog on BBC1.

Regards and thanks.

Michael.
 

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Hi Michael,

I would whole heartedly support this, manufacturers are taking far too many short cuts and liberties with the consumer, my blade uses approximately 750ml / 1000 miles, while were moaning the paint is very thin too!

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Jason
 

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Yeah,I'm in.I love the bike,but the oil issue really does bug me.I've spoken to two Honda mechanics and they have sort of palmed me off,saying stuff like its normal because its a basically a race bike with lights and that sort of thing.:thumbd:
 

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Oil wise my 09 is Ok but I'm in on the paint, tank scuffs far too easily just from my knees which I have never had on other bikes.
 

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Not sure if we're happy to speak of "other Forums" here but there are a number of Fireblade resources I frequent with participants from all corners of the globe, most have a numerous reports of oil consumption on 08 - 09 blades. Interestingly enough Honda and dealers response appears to differ depending on the location.
 

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It did occure to me that perhaps i should be posting on other Forums.

I am in the UK.

I will have to start serching the interweb for other like minded peeps. :)
 

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Local Honda dealers are advertising left over '08 blades for $7999 USD here in Dallas, that's $4000 off original retail. It's killing the used market on these bikes, you can't give away an '08. Used '07 blades are actaully commanding higher resale value than the '08s. I hope Honda has learned something from all this.

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Local Honda dealers are advertising left over '08 blades for $7999 USD here in Dallas, that's $4000 off original retail. It's killing the used market on these bikes, you can't give away an '08. Used '07 blades are actaully commanding higher resale value than the '08s. I hope Honda has learned something from all this.

Kruz
I picked up my 08 a few weeks ago for $6,983 from Southern Honda in Tennessee w/ a lifetime engine warranty. They now have them listed on their website for only $300 more at $7,283 and still include the lifetime engine warranty.
 

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I know my 2 mates here are honda technicians,there were re-calls on 08's for hi oil consumption but apparently it's sorted on the 09, would that not be a route to inquire about?

I was thinking of buying one,but will give it till next year some time to see what happens, just my 2 cents worth.

[Ownership Thread]: Honda CBR 1000rr '09 fireblade - Page 6 - xBhp.com : The Global Indian Biking Community

several comments down in this link.
There were recalls in South Africa?
 

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Just sell your CBRs, get something else you feel measures up and let this be a lesson to never buy another Honda. Problem solved. :poke:

Or, if you insist, pick up an '08 at those low, low, prices (some have, despite the ramblings on the internet), the savings will buy a lot of oil.... :lmao:
 

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Just sell your CBRs, get something else you feel measures up and let this be a lesson to never buy another Honda. Problem solved. :poke:

Or, if you insist, pick up an '08 at those low, low, prices (some have, despite the ramblings on the internet), the savings will buy a lot of oil.... :lmao:
Found a brand new '08 for $6999 in Oklahoma, a couple hundred mile drive but well worth it . Yer right , the savings will buy a lot of oil, I'm waiting for the '09s to go on firesale. May not happen now that Honda has cut production.
 
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