oil change

5 replies to this topic
  • yamaman

Posted June 15, 2002 - 08:51 AM


i was wondering how often u guys change your oil. i know in the manuel it says to every ride. is that neccesary. thanks

  • acarter920

Posted June 15, 2002 - 09:24 PM


Every ride is not a bad idea... but really isnt necessary. I think most people here change their oil every 3-5 rides. When parts are moving at 12k RPM, the oil tends to break down quickly.

  • Pazzo_P

Posted June 15, 2002 - 01:03 PM


Every 3 hrs.

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  • SkinSF

Posted June 16, 2002 - 03:38 AM


I change it every 3 rides. I ride moto cross and a ride works out to be about one hours worth of riding.

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  • yznvegas

Posted June 16, 2002 - 12:34 PM


The strainer is not really a concern. I pulled mine for the first oil change and it was totally clean. I wouldn't worry about the strainer except maybe every 3 or 4 oil changes.

  • Mark_Cantrell

Posted June 16, 2002 - 03:55 PM


If you do check the strainer, I won' again, remember to loosen the aluminum tube below it where it goes into the case below the oil pump and filter. Loosen several turns and pull it out of detent before screwing with strainer clamp or bolt.

Good luck,

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