Posted October 12, 2000 - 05:15 PM
Posted October 12, 2000 - 05:35 PM
Posted October 12, 2000 - 06:31 PM
As for changing your oil as often as possible, the government spent a lot of money to research what effect frequency of oil changes has on engines. They discovered that no damage occured to the engine even when you ran the oil twice as long as recommended. Change in on schedule and you should be fine under normal conditions. If you race you may want to change it more often if for no other reason that to see if metal filings are showing up in the filters. It's cheaper to fix a bike before a major engine failure than after.
I use a blend but that's my choice. Just make sure the bike is well broken in before going to a real slick synthetic or the break in period will be extended and the bike's performance will suffer while it's still tight.
Posted October 12, 2000 - 07:15 PM
Posted October 12, 2000 - 07:47 PM
Posted October 12, 2000 - 08:59 PM
I thought "rock oil" was oil that came from the ground (drilled thru rocks to get it) or mineral oil.
Synthetic oil is man-made. (not from the ground)
Did I miss something?