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How often do you change your oil?

  • 5000 miles or more

    Votes: 14 8.2%
  • every 3000 miles

    Votes: 83 48.5%
  • every 2000 miles

    Votes: 49 28.7%
  • every 1000 miles

    Votes: 15 8.8%
  • more often that 1000 miles

    Votes: 7 4.1%
  • huh? You mean this thing has oil in it?

    Votes: 3 1.8%

  • Total voters
    171
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Every 10,000 miles, whether it needs it or not!

Run Mobil 1 15w50 in both bikes. Regularly put 10,000 miles between changes on the Concours (if I'm doing other maintenance and the mood hits me, mebbe 5,000). 'Might' change the 6R at 5,000 (nice, round number EZ to keep track of) since it's so quick/EZ. The Concours is a bit more involved.

Was at WalMart today and see they now carry Shell Rotella Synthetic for around $13/gal. Was thinking 'bout going to Delvac Mobil 1, but they've changed it to 5w/?, which is just a little too thin for me.

BTW...fer some interesting reading iff'n you haven't already read these links:
http://www.yft.org/tex_vfr/tech/oil.htm
Motorcycle Oils (Author is a chemist, retired from a major Oil and Chemical Company, after a career in the Quality Assurance of Fuels, Lubricants, and Chemical products.
http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/oiltest1.htm
This article is from the February, 1994 Motorcycle Consumer News in the article "Motorcycle Oils vs. Automotive Oils".
http://www.twocreeks.net/toby/oil_filters.shtml
Motorcycle Oil Filters Exposed!
http://ntpog.server101.com/reviews/...s/filters.shtml
North Texas Prelude Owners Group Filter Review (autos)
 

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I every 3,000 miles +/ - 200 miles. But i may stretch it a bit more when i'm on the road.
 

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Great poll/thread

I've been confused about this topic since I bought my 01 929. In the owners manuel it says your first oil change should be at 600 miles and that's for the break in period, ok. Then it says every 8000 miles after that. I've never seen or heard of that till then. But I'm going to meet them half way, every 4000 miles.
 

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I sure wouldnt let it go 8000, although Im no expert. I've heard a rumor that manufacturers set the oil change interval artificially high so it appears to have less environmental impact, something to do with the EPA. Maybe just a rumor. 3K on oil, 6k on filter for me.

This really has nothing to do with my post but Im adding the squid for no particular reason...

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HOW OFTEN I CHANGE OIL

I GO AT LEAST 2,000 TO 2,500 MILES. I DONT FEEL COMFORTABLE WAITING ANY LONGER. I CAN USUALLY HEAR THE MOTOR GETTING
A BIT LOUDER. I FIGURE THE OIL IS BREAKING DOWN SOME SO OUT YOU GO...DONT TAKE A CHANCE. HELL ITS ONLY $60.00 I DRINK MORE THAN THAT IN A NIGHT!BITHCHES:barf:
 

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Every 2 to 3 thousand miles unless my bike heats up to 300 degrees (for any who saw my last post on my bike over heating, you know what I mean).
 
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