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post #1 of 12 Old 08-08-2008, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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question about the 4k mile service

I took my 9r in at the beginning of the summer for its 4k miles service. They called and asked if i wanted the oil changed.....I said yeah as they last changed it at 600 miles. The guy said it isn't mentioned on the 4k miles service interval, but it is on the 8k mile service. I said i know honda has their **** together, but go ahead and do it as it cannot hurt.

They changed it. But what do you think? Was it a mistake that it wasn't on the check list? Or is it ok to go from the 600 mile to 8k mile on the same filter and oil?

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I think most people will agree that oil changes every 3-4K is best practice.

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Definitely worth changing your oil. What oil did the change into the bike? Use the search function on oil types and choices, but a better oil will last you a little longer. The furthest I will ever let mine get is 5,000 and that is with Honda's HP4 10w-40 which is supposed to be a partial synthetic.

Honda probably assumes that oil change is a known thing, but they again maybe they have such faith in their engines that they weren't to concerned.

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what they used is what is recommended from honda. As for better oils, in cars and bikes in the past, even the valvoline motorcycle oil has worked fine. But my service intervals are free, but that one i paid for the change because it wasn't "needed" by honda's standards. Not a bad deal, I ride 40 miles to the dealership, they do what they need, and i am out in 2 hours or so.

that is what i thought typo, but cannot be at 3 different places, owners manual, honda service manual, and the internet service.

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hard telling, have never heard of anyone recommending 7,400 miles between oil changes, but o well you already got it changed so all is good. I personally could never take my miles up that high, but i know people who go 10,000 plus on their cars.

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I woulda changed it, but I change mine every 3K.

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Manual states every 8k or 12 months whichever comes sooner. I change mine annually as I only put 3-4000 per year anyway. So depending on how long it took to go from 600 to 4000 miles, it may have been overdue. But even if not, no harm is done by changing it at 4000 miles.

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Maybe the manual is different for the 06. Mine states every 4k. The honda dealership also agrees.

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3K is the norm i reckon





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my 4k service was done last week thay changed oil and filter thay said honda recomends oil and filter every 8k but the dealer recomends every 4k i olso change it myself every 2k between services

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Honda or anyone else sure ain't gonna hold it against you for changing your engine oil sooner than your manual calls for! That much I am sure of. I change mine every 3 thou and the filter every other.
I use Repsol 10-40 synthetic and K&N filters in my 919.

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