Oil changes

7 replies to this topic
  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted June 11, 2001 - 11:35 AM


Hey guys,
I've been wondering at what intervals do you guys change your oil? My WR is dual sported and I do not race so I'm wondering at about how many miles do you guys change yours?......... OIL that is.
thanx, Jim

  • kenmoto1

Posted June 11, 2001 - 11:46 AM


I change mine about every 3 to 4 dirt rides.
So thats about every 8 to 10 hours. Might seem like alot but oil is cheeper than a motor,plus WRs only take a little over a quart and a half anyways.


Posted June 15, 2001 - 09:34 PM


I change mine every 200-300 miles on a 01-wr426..No problems yet..Using Mobil 1 4 stroke oil..Running great!!!!! :)

  • Dennis'_WR426

Posted June 21, 2001 - 03:15 PM


Every one that knows me, I still use the old Yamalube!!!!!!!!
Dennis (Dens Dirt) :)

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Posted June 21, 2001 - 06:40 PM


If I do a really dusty 50+ mile ride I change my oil and clean my filters. Also use the Yamalube. I am curious about this too.

  • *mike68*

Posted June 22, 2001 - 02:14 AM


the more the better

  • bobwombat

Posted June 22, 2001 - 05:41 AM


jim, i concur w/mike68;....change the oil/clean the filters as often as possible. remember, $6000 bike; $6-$8 (max) in oil = easy decision. bobwombat

  • Pete_Z

Posted June 22, 2001 - 06:18 AM


I change mine every 3-4 rides,which works out to approx. 8-10 hours.I use Amsoil 10w40 full synthetic motorcycle oil with no problems.It actually feels like the bike shifts better with this oil and I know that it doesn't break down when it gets hot.


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