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Old 04-02-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
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Oil Change

Anyone know what type/weight/brand of oil i should use for my bike? also oil filter as well. thanx for any info. this will be my first oil change by myself on my bike. tired of payin out the for a dealer to do it. thanx again
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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Ok,

I'm not going to give a BS answer, even though you could search and read oil threads all day.

There are two things that are really important about oil and your bike:

1) That there is actually oil in it and

2) That it gets changed occasionally.

You ride a modern sport bike. Assuming that its broken in, and you want a good oil without paying an arm and a leg, I'd consider using Shell Rotella 10W40 synthetic with a quality oil filter. Rotella can be bought at Wal Mart for around $ 20 for a four gallon jug. You can use the Rotella 15W40 non synthetic if you want to save some money. Don't buy any of the "Energy Saving" oils for cars. Stay away from the Fram filters that they sell at Wal Mart and Advance Auto parts. Get one from the dealer, or go to Pep Boys and get a Purolator for your bike.

Google motorcycle oil when you have a few days to kill.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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my bike has 52xx miles im 1200 past the recommended change. just dont want my bike to start collecting sludge or lose oil from not changing it soon enough. and thanx for the info harrison.
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and i lost my owners manual and spare key a long while back. forgot where i put it sadly.
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I have an 07 CBR600RR which is the same as your 08. I use:

* KN filter 204.
* Motul 3000 - 10/40 - Mineral Oil (2.7 liters just changing oil; 2.8 liters when changing oil and filter).

With that set up, you could do you oil change for about 33 bucks. A little more if you buy from different stores.

That is my set up but, any 10/40 oil would do good for that bike. Any similar filter to the KN204 would do as well. Be sure to change it within the reccomended specs, if not sooner.

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Check the threads some shop was giving a great deal on oil changes. Don't know if it is still on or now.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=177516
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and i lost my owners manual and spare key a long while back. forgot where i put it sadly.
Google it so you can get a new one. Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited also has a good (FREE) maintenance class that could really help. And get a new spare key.
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Google it so you can get a new one. Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited also has a good (FREE) maintenance class that could really help. And get a new spare key.
Seriously if you can get on moto houston you should be able to google for an electronic version of the owners manual. Sometime free, sometimes not. Keep the PDF on the phone if you can. Good document to have when traveling.
Thanks for the tip on the maintenance class.

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