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Oil Change Interval

After the 600 break in period I switched the 9er over to Amsoil. I've been changing the filter and approx. 1.5 quarts of oil every 2000 miles. Last night I drained all of the oil into a clean container and changed the filter. I was surprised how dirty it was and even more repulsed by the smell! It smelled like it had a lot of gasoline in it. Is this a product of the rich FI mapping? Anyone else experience this?

I think my new oild change schedule will be a full change at 2500-3000 miles.

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yeah you should absolutely be changing ALL of the oil when you do any change. why only refresh half of it? that just leaves half the **** in the motor. get it all out! 3k miles on the street was my interval, it isn't exactly expensive. if it is to ya, keep the filter for 6k miles

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After the 600 break in period I switched the 9er over to Amsoil. I've been changing the filter and approx. 1.5 quarts of oil every 2000 miles.
How many miles are on the bike now? Wondering how many times you've changed the oil, and still getting dirty oil. When you say dirty, is it dark, or is there grit or metal shavings in it?

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It smelled like it had a lot of gasoline in it. Is this a product of the rich FI mapping? Anyone else experience this?
More a problem of your rings not seating. Easy break-in and switching to a synthetic oil to soon will do this.

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I bought my 03 with just over 1700 miles on it. I know the dealer I bought it from changed the oil but when I changed it last week at 3000 miles I noticed what I thought to be a heavy fuel smell also????? I put Honda oil back in it for now and plan to change to synthetic down the road. What is that all about???? I was a little concerned about the smell also and plan on changing it again soon to see if it clears up or not!


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More a problem of your rings not seating. Easy break-in and switching to a synthetic oil to soon will do this.
Is there a way to correct this?


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What's with the obsession with synthetics and exotic oils on this site? I run Castrol 10-30W (motorcycle version) and have had no issues out to 19K miles. Someone tell me why I should run synthetic oil?

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Is there a way to correct this?
Yes, but it's a PITA!

Re-hone your cylinders with the appropriate material ball hone.
Re-ring your pistons.
Use cheap 10-40 automotive oil.
Break-in agressivly with lots of acceleration and de-celeraion. The idea is to load the backside of the ring with pressure so the outside part of the ring that makes contact with the cylinder wall seals all the way around 360 degrees.

LordDuckHunter has written some good stuff about break-in procedures. Another source (although somewhat controversial) is the MotoMan way that can be found at www.mototuneusa.com . Look for "break-in secrets.

I broke-in my 919 farely agressivly with great results.
One of the side benifits is that I have very little gasoline smell in my oil even after 2500 miles. I use Redline 10-40 pure synthetic.

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What's with the obsession with synthetics and exotic oils on this site? I run Castrol 10-30W (motorcycle version) and have had no issues out to 19K miles. Someone tell me why I should run synthetic oil?
i immediately noticed my tranny shifting smoother and the engine seemed to rev smoother after switching to synthetic. and that was after having standard oil in for less than 1000 miles.

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