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post #1 of 22 Old 06-14-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Oil changes

What are the opinions for oil changes? Every vehicle I have owned gets the classic 3000 mile change. The Honda service manual recommends it first at 600 miles then at 8000 miles & every 8000 thereafter. Would every 3000 be overkill? or should I just follow the manfactures recommendation?

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I change mine every 2000 miles.
I have noticed just after 2000 the oil starts to change (get dirty) quickly.

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I change my full synth oil every 3000 miles, probably too long for how hard I ride it .

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I've been changing mine every 4000 (at the service interval). Some here will say that's even too long. I've heard 1500 (seems silly unless you're racing).

I think you can get a bunch more than 1500 out of modern synthetics.

I had an '83 CB750 and would change the oil around 4000 to 5000. 50,000+ on the odo and still ran strong when I traded it in on the 919.

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I change mine every 2000 miles.
I have noticed just after 2000 the oil starts to change (get dirty) quickly.
+1 - changed every 2K miles and filter too. If I'm doing a shaft drive bike, I do the final drive oil too.

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4-5000miles. I do a lot of interstate (roughly 80/day) what with commuting to work, so the bike stacks up miles quickly.

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I'm with bock. I do 60 mile commute everyday. I stick with the I do mine between 6-8K Miles as recommended by Honda.

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I set a couple of quarts next to my bike every night. If it wants a change, it's old enough to do it itself!

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I never have to change the oil in the H-D. It's a self-cleaning system. I just need to keep topping it off every ride. It's a nice feature.

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I'm supposed to be changing my oil?!!?

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What are we supposed to be changing the oil into? A banana split? That sounds pretty good.

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Hey, I'd change mine into a banana split. Does anyone have the steps to do this?

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Thanks for the input. I'll probaly do mine @ 3000 miles.

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Full syn
every 5000-6000
push the bike pretty hard

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Full syn
every 5000-6000
push the bike pretty hard
why change it if your pushing the bike???

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why change it if your pushing the bike???


Just put in repsol at 27,000 miles. Holy crap this stuff makes shifting smoooooth! I don't know that I will ever use another oil in my bike.

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I just change it out when the shifting doesn't feel as good anymore. Never really payed much attention to the actual number of miles, but it's usually 2.5k-3k for me.

I think once it may have gotten me over 3k with some longer rides out of town mixed in there.

I figure if Honda says 8k and I want to do it sooner because I like the way the transmission feels better, then it's all good for the 919.

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The Repsol is definately the way to go. Depending on which bike I own (or am riding at the time) is what determines my oil change frequency.

With the Strom, I changed @ 3000 miles like clockwork.
600RR was getting changed about every 2000 miles
The Tuono will most likely be on the same schedule as the 600RR since it is @ 12K already, and I will be running it on the track.

Repsol Full-Syn 4T is all that I will use until something better comes along, that stuff is great.

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When I forget the last time I changed my oil, I change it. Usually comes out looking good still. The oil I usually use is: whatever

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When I forget the last time I changed my oil, I change it. Usually comes out looking good still. The oil I usually use is: whatever
I'd highly recommend trying Repsol. I used to use Whatever 10W-40, but this Repsol full synth is pretty much awesomeness in a bottle (it even comes with a pour nozzle so you don't need a funnel).

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I'd highly recommend trying Repsol. I used to use Whatever 10W-40, but this Repsol full synth is pretty much awesomeness in a bottle (it even comes with a pour nozzle so you don't need a funnel).
And for only $400 per quart I'm all over that.

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