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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 05:19 PM
 
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I try not to go over 3000 miles and usually don't. I tend to change it when it is convenient so sometimes it's 3000 miles and sometimes it is 1500 miles.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 05:47 PM
 
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I try not to go over 3000 miles and usually don't. I tend to change it when it is convenient so sometimes it's 3000 miles and sometimes it is 1500 miles.
You should really change your oil more than once every 3 years John.
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post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 09:44 PM
 
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Hahahahaha. He doesn't even change it, he prolly begs his wife to do it so he wont get gunk under his nails!

I change mine by the 3,000 mile mark. Usually a little before.
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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 07:43 AM
 
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Are yall using synthetic oil? Even with the hard life of a high-revving motorcycle engine, I would think that you can let synthetic go 5k miles (unless it's mostly stop-and-go city riding) with no problem. C'mon, they use Mobil 1 in the space shuttle and look at how many miles they go between oil changes!!!
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-12-2001, 12:52 AM
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Every 3000 miles for the bandit.
A friend of mine used to change the oil in his f2 once a year.

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-14-2001, 03:51 PM
 
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I change the oil every 3000 miles without fail sometimes less if the bike has been off the road for any lenth of time. it gets fresh oil before being used or abused LOL!
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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-24-2001, 04:41 AM
 
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I must admit to staying to the recommended intervals on my VFR as I use a high quality oil. If a bike is thrashed at track days or whatever it makes sense to change it sooner as it can be the first indication that you could have a problem. It all depends on your circumstances but as engine oil has been continually developed and is better than 5/10/20 years ago, it is a waste of money to change it more than is necessary. Just check it between changes.
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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 08:50 PM
 
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Re: Oil

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I must admit to staying to the recommended intervals on my VFR as I use a high quality oil. If a bike is thrashed at track days or whatever it makes sense to change it sooner as it can be the first indication that you could have a problem. It all depends on your circumstances but as engine oil has been continually developed and is better than 5/10/20 years ago, it is a waste of money to change it more than is necessary. Just check it between changes.
Just a few years ago I would have agreed with you whole heartedly that oils are much better today that a few years ago.... however.... the dreaded EPA has mandated higher fuel mileage figures for cars to the point that manufacturers are using every edge they can to gain a precious few mpg. One of the things they are doing is having the oil companys reformulate their engine oils to reduce fluid drag. A fancy way of saying the oils are now thinner than they used to be. I thought I would never see the day when there was a 0w30 available but there is now thanks to the EPA.

Ok.. that is car oils... this disturbing trend hasn't hit the motorcycle segment YET! Or has it? Not with motorcycle specific oils I don't think... but I'm not too sure.... Castrol and some other car oil suppliers also offer motorcycle oils....

Anyone have any for real and solid info on this? Please, no conjecture.... just facts.
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 01:59 AM
 
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They reckon that modern synthetic oils retain the lubricating qualities for many thousands of miles , but the problem is that the oil gets contaminated with all sorts of [email protected] and that is the problem that means you have to change it more regulary
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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-11-2001, 05:01 AM
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Every 3000 miles with Mobil MX4T synthetic.
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