I have had this problem the entire time I have had the bike. I thought it would go away after break in, but it has not. I have 3000 miles on the bike now. I switched to Syn3 at 2500 miles. I check oil level after every use, and it has a smell of gas. It's not too strong, but I smell it over the oil. When I was running regular oil, I went through about 1 quart of oil. I have barely used up any Syn 3. My bike does not blow smoke when you start it either. I am out of ideas and the dealer says they don't know what it is. Any help would be appreciated. I am going to post this in Vtwinforum also so I can get more coverage. Thank you for your time!