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How long should I go between oil changes with full synthetic oil?

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3.5-4k on standard dino here.... filter every other oil change. (im a strict canyon rider and am always running her hard)

On full syn... 6kish

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Do you recommend changing the oil once a year even if you didn't reach your mileage interval? If so, do you change the oil at the end of the riding season or at the start of the next after being parked during the winter?

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I put about 3,000 miles per year on my bike. I run the OEM filter and Repsol synthetic blend. I change my oil & filter at the start of every season.

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Do you recommend changing the oil once a year even if you didn't reach your mileage interval? If so, do you change the oil at the end of the riding season or at the start of the next after being parked during the winter?
Ideally you'd want to change at the beginning and end of the riding season. You'll be able to get away with oil filter change just once in Spring if you're doing that. If you'll only change once a year, do it at the beginning of the season with a new filter each time.

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Ideally you'd want to change at the beginning and end of the riding season. You'll be able to get away with oil filter change just once in Spring if you're doing that. If you'll only change once a year, do it at the beginning of the season with a new filter each time.

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" - You know how much GAS you can buy with skipping an oil change? The 919 is bulletproof - I go 30k miles between changes!"
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" - You know how much GAS you can buy with skipping an oil change? The 919 is bulletproof - I go 30k miles between changes!"
Ha! In your case not much since you're getting ripped off at that station

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Ha! In your case not much since you're getting ripped off at that station
Not anymore! I have a new bike now!

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I bet you can start the same thread on the Aprilia forums...

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In the good old days with air cools and ancient oil, it was slam dunk.
Every 1000 miles and fresh oil in for winter hibernation.

A 919's motive power is a car engine in a motorcycle chassis.
And today's oils are oh so good.

My seasons are such that I change at the end so it's fresh for wintering.
And winter here is rather long.

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" - You know how much GAS you can buy with skipping an oil change? The 919 is bulletproof - I go 30k miles between changes!"
hahah... ya try that with your craptastic italian motor.


and you poor poor people with riding seasons... BAHAHHAHAH.

If you are in that group, at least change the oil at the beginning of your riding season... why would you change the oil at the end of the season to just have it sit and collect moisture.

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.. why would you change the oil at the end of the season ...
So the combustion-induced contaminants in the oil don't have a whole winter to chew away at previously pristine surfaces and components.

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So the combustion-induced contaminants in the oil don't have a whole winter to chew away at previously pristine surfaces and components.
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So the combustion-induced contaminants in the oil don't have a whole winter to chew away at previously pristine surfaces and components.
Thank you sir !
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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makes sense.... i wouldnt know, riding seasons are a very foreign thing to me.

and to the OP, personally i dont run ful syn in the motorcycles, the fact that the 919 is decently high revving, a pretty oversquare design, with pistons with smallish skirts this means you are going to get some blow by, and thus the oil will get contaminated more quickly than say a car motor... and this contamination destroys oil regardless of type.

Plus you probably spend the same amount of money doing oil changes with standard dino twice as often as ful syn.

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Thanks for the advice! I'll wait until the beginning of next season to change the oil. Does the recommendation of changing the filter every other still apply? Potentially using the filter for 2 years (if changing oil only once per year)???

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i wouldnt know, riding seasons are a very foreign thing to me.
Really?

Gosh, where do you live?

Could you tell us all about what it's like there, and what kind of year-round riding you can do in the canyons?

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Really?

Gosh, where do you live?

Could you tell us all about what it's like there, and what kind of year-round riding you can do in the canyons?
What would really be cool is if you could ride in the morning and go skiing in the afternoon. Shangrila!

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I don't think this has been asked before...

But what's the best oil to use?





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Never heard that question before.... its a totally new one...

I personally run rotella t-5 ~ 10-30 synthetic works great...

you can definitely tell when the oil is getting old and broken down, as the bike gets harder and rougher to shift.

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I don't think this has been asked before...

But what's the best oil to use?






You can put it on popcorn when you are done with it.

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You can put it on popcorn when you are done with it.
Brand new, bold, metallic taste on popcorn!

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for the cheap asses like me..... Rotella T 15w-40. :-P

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I'm on the 'cheap' group too I guess: Mobil 1 Delvac 15w40

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for the cheap asses like me..... Rotella T 15w-40. :-P
That's what i run........in everything lol.

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Rotella T 15w40 here too, going to try a Mighty M4612 filter on the next oil change since we have a bunch of them on the shelf here at work


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That's what i run........in everything lol.
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That's what i run........in everything lol.
Cod Liver Oil.
My bike never gets a cold.

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Cod Liver Oil.
My bike never gets a cold.
You can also use the capsules to balance your tires


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That's what i run........in everything lol.
I bought this he last time around.
It was in the "diesel" section at Autozone. Hope I got the right stuff

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You can also use the capsules to balance your tires

EXCELLENT !!!!!

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I bought this he last time around.
It was in the "diesel" section at Autozone. Hope I got the right stuff
That's the right stuff. I currently use it in the 919, all 3 Honda cages, my Honda 3810 lawn tractor & snowblower.

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