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Old 04-21-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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how often do you...

Well my friend asked me a question that I went blanked on. He just started doing his own oil change on his bike and he asked me "how often do you change your oil?"

Only thing I can think of is every 3 months or 3000 miles, which ever come first? It's just like a car lol..

What about you, how often do you change the oil in your bike?
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you're supposed to change the oil!?
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I do mine every 5000, unless I take them on a long trip.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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you're supposed to change the oil!?
nahh mayne... you're suppose to change bikes!

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Amsoil oil and filter 1.5 years or 15,000 miles whichever comes first. My used oil analysis says I can go longer than that if I want.
lol i wouldn't wait that long to change my oil.. i've only put 1000 miles since i did the oil change on my bike.. gonna give it another 1500 miles or so before i change the oil again
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you're supposed to change the oil!?
But make sure your drain plug is in first.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:15 PM   #9
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I usually change ever 1,500 miles, mainly because it takes me months to get to that many miles.
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there will be a lot of diff input on this for the simple fact your running a synthetic oil and even in a car you can go 5000+ ,, also its motorcycle oils it has diff conditioners and addatives in JASO ex ,, i think alot of people run 3000 or so and alot also run 1500

could depend on your rideing as well , run hard start to finish or just cruse ,, ex

me i do it on a 3000,,

if you like you can change the filter sooner and then change the oil that will help keep any the oil cleaner longer

just my 2cents
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My triumph manual tells me every 6k with mobil 1 5w-20. I figure their engineers are smarter than I am, so I listen to them.
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I change mine when its dark in the glass.@ 1500 miles. I just don't like wet clutch oil in the engine to long.
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5w-20?

erp, man I was way off. I just double checked, its 10w-40.
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I'm curious about the same thing.

Running Mobil 1 synthetic on the bike right now, just changed it in December. The oil is still pretty clear, but it only has about 1,500 miles on it. I think @ 6 months I will change it regardless of mileage, and go with Amsoil. I'll probably run the Amsoil for 8-10 month intervals, depending on mileage.

In my car I used to do every 3,000 miles. But, I do a LOT of freeway driving. The 180 T-Stat keeps it running cool, and there is little-to-no discoloration, so I've been taking regular dino-oil to 4-5,000 miles on the GTP. It has close to 190,000 miles on it and still running strong so we'll see how well it holds up...

The Mustang hasn't seen regular street duty in a while, but in the next few weeks when I get it legal again it'll go to 6 month intervals.

The racecar sees oil changes after every race. They're endurance races, so yeah...
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I never change my oil.
I just happen to visit Motorcycles Unlimited every 3k miles.
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I follow whatever the manufacturer's manual says. I bet the Suzuki mechanical engineers know a thing or two better than any local technician when it comes to scheduled maintenance!
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Every 6-7 weeks. Which works out to 3 to 3.5K
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Every 500-600 miles. If he has a road bike just treat it like a car. 3,000 or 3 months.
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i dont keep a bike long enough to change the oil.
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