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Old 03-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post

I do mine every track day or race weekend. Much like Mac, if the engine has 4 or so hours of track time on it, I change it.

As far as synthetic, most of todays SS bikes have hard chrome rings and finely finished nikasil plated cylinders.
Synthetic oil can inhibit / prevent the ring seating process.
I typically recommend waiting 3-4 oil changes before swapping to synthetic on a street bike, roughly 7-8000 miles.
+1, I have been follwing Patrick's advice for several years with out any issues on any of my bikes.

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