Opinion: To change or not to change?

9 replies to this topic
  • arnie230

Posted March 21, 2007 - 04:25 AM


I changed the oil and filter on my 06 YZ450 and have since ridden it for a total of 20 mins at Raceway Park in Englishtown. I am going trail riding this weekend and will probably be out for 3 hours or so. Should I change the oil again before I go?? Thanks

  • Yamahafan

Posted March 21, 2007 - 05:05 AM


If there is any doubt in your mind and you have the time, change the oil. It is cheap insurance.

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 21, 2007 - 05:29 AM


No need to change the oil.....change it after the trail ride:thumbsup:

  • 642MX

Posted March 21, 2007 - 06:29 AM


I change my oil and filter every ride. Its cheap insurance.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 21, 2007 - 07:53 AM


You change your oil after 20 minutes?

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  • 642MX

Posted March 21, 2007 - 08:24 AM


You change your oil after 20 minutes?


Maybe I have some kind of a disorder about keeping clean oil in my bike. :applause:

Oil is cheap (Rotella) and I have time to kill, so why not? :eek:

  • Wiz636

Posted March 21, 2007 - 08:31 AM


I would go ahead and ride without changing it at this point.

  • ThumperKid250F

Posted March 21, 2007 - 01:13 PM


i think 20 min is too long for a oil change. i would do it every 10 min lol... im just kidding i change my oil after every 2 rides or 1 race and one practice then 1 race and one practice. but always after every two to 3 rides, if i were you i would just go for the trail ride and then change it

ride on


  • kxman

Posted March 21, 2007 - 01:17 PM


You are joking right? Not necessary to change 20 minute old oil.

  • arnie230

Posted March 21, 2007 - 09:08 PM


Gray, no, I normally wouldnt.I was just looking for opinions. If I did my normal 2 to 3 hour ride I would for sure. I have been using the Amsoil too and it is $9+ a quart from the dealer so if I dont feel I have too I wont. I know 9 dollars is cheap insurance but where do you draw the line??? 20 minutes????

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