Change your oil every 1000 km???? I don't think so
Posted March 20, 2003 - 12:03 PM
Posted March 20, 2003 - 12:11 PM
Posted March 20, 2003 - 01:38 PM
I change mine lots.
Posted March 20, 2003 - 01:50 PM
Posted March 20, 2003 - 03:32 PM
Oh yea, I am riding one of them old 426 versions but I imagine they get dirty about as fast. Plus the 426 holds more oil, 1-1/2 qts.
Posted March 21, 2003 - 03:20 PM
Posted March 21, 2003 - 08:55 PM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 12:55 AM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 06:00 AM
Filter, every 3-5 oil changes with cleaning in between.
Keep in mind the clutch is wet. Crankcase and tranny are the same oil. Wear particles from the clutch are circulated elsewhere. Filter may catch some, but not most. And it all gets up to the cams and bearings. And it's all very abrasive.
Change your oil often, and these bikes are amazingly reliable for performance engines. If you choose not to change oil, you take your chances with reliability.
Posted March 27, 2003 - 06:06 AM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 07:03 AM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Is it REALLY necessary to remove that little drain screw below the shift shaft? It took me 15 minutes to manuever the screw back into place and only a few dribbles of oil came out of it.