Break-in - oil change

6 replies to this topic
  • YUKI

Posted May 04, 2006 - 08:07 PM


Hi guys,

How many oil changes during break in period on XR650L? What type of oil?


  • TimBrp

Posted May 05, 2006 - 03:02 AM


I'd say do your first oil AND filter change at 100 miles then 200 miles then follow normal intervals. Use regular DINO oil for this period. I wouldn't recommend the switch to synthetic until around 1,000 miles or so if that is your perogative.

  • YUKI

Posted May 05, 2006 - 05:13 AM


what is a DINO oil?

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  • TimBrp

Posted May 05, 2006 - 05:18 AM


Regular oil, non synthetic.

  • YUKI

Posted May 05, 2006 - 06:20 AM


Must it be 4 strokes motorcycle oil, or, cars are as good?

  • TimBrp

Posted May 05, 2006 - 06:28 AM


You can use automotive oils but they're not "specifically" designed for motorcycles.

  • thor42

Posted May 05, 2006 - 06:31 AM


i would use 10w-40 or what ever your owners manual says just use reagular 10w-40 i usually use quaker state or penzoil but it really doesnt matter

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