- Aug 6, 2018
Just remember that the "service manual" is more guidelines than actual rules.... The Coote docs are a great resource. Start with the easy stuff so you have some benchmarks.Bob
Be sure to download (Richard Coote service manual) for free online. Just search those words. Very informative and well done. You can send him a donation if you like but it's free otherwise.
As Tony suggested, compression test, then I would check your oil pressure and oil pressure relief valve to confirm what your bike does, as some are better than others.
Check each line oil line to confirm good flow both intake and out, and check the oil screen if it hasn't been removed yet. If the oil isn't returning properly, the sump will fill fast then it's go out, which gives you crankcase oil issues.
Check inside your intake to see if you are getting any blowby that could be pushing oil into your air clean that way as well.
Pull the sump plate and look inside.
If your bike sumps then most likely you will always get some oil
As everyone has already suggested, oil level is your friend. But that doesn't mean your oil level will be the same as the next 961. Some can go lower some if you go a drop over the halfway mark you leak like the Valdez. You will need to figure out what works best for your bike but remember you go too low with the already know issues surrounding low oil pressure at idle etc you run the risk of premature wear
Pull the caps off the banjos and see what pressure if anything in or out you are getting
All these things will give you a good benchmark for your bike and save you from coming back and forth with additional questions that will be asked if you keep having issues.