oil change for a road bike?
Posted October 15, 2008 - 06:20 PM
Posted October 15, 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted October 16, 2008 - 01:28 PM
Havent had it long so ive changed the oil when i bought it and only done a few hundred miles yet
Posted October 17, 2008 - 05:16 PM
Posted October 17, 2008 - 09:50 PM
wow, I change mine every 5 tanks of gas since i don't have a speedo. Filter gets changed out every second time. I ride 90% street and still have problems keeping the oil clean for longer than that. I guess in a little paranoid though!
my 06 had 11k miles on it before i sold and it was used as a dual sport / dirt bike...oil changed every 300 miles or asap after. the motor was bone stock and the valves never moved. if it was me i would not go past 500 miles on the road. the oil breaks down way to fast! but what the heck do i know:ride:
Posted October 18, 2008 - 09:15 AM
cool, im at 600 now....and should prepare for a change. thanks guys
Take the guess work out of it. Send a sample of your oil in for an oil analysis. About $20. Should give you a good base line to project future oil change intervals.
On my WR400 I go 300 miles max between oil changes. On the 07 between 150-200 miles. Neither oil change interval is based on any scientific data - just a whim.
Do an oil analysis.