Do you see suspended pieces of metal in your oil?
Posted April 03, 2005 - 06:57 PM
Posted April 03, 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted April 03, 2005 - 07:26 PM
I have 146 miles on the bike and it has had five oil changes, and the same amount of air filter cleanings.
That's a little overkill don't cha think? I mean, that's an average of an oil change every HALF TANK of gas!
My first ride was 60 miles.
Owner's manual recommends 600 miles (ya, too long).
Typical practice around here is every 10 trail-hours, or every race day for track racing.
The first oil change should be early... 50-100 miles, but after that, 200-250 is just fine.
Don't forget that every time you change the oil you are running steel fasteners through aluminum threads.
Too frequent CAN be too much.
Posted April 03, 2005 - 07:49 PM
Posted April 03, 2005 - 08:19 PM
It looked like a thick sludge, but as I pushed it around on the end of the magnet, the oil gradually wicked into my finger, leaving the slivers of my gears on the tip.
Posted April 04, 2005 - 03:50 AM
Posted April 04, 2005 - 04:07 AM
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Posted April 04, 2005 - 07:38 AM