Best way to do oil change?



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  • jcbikes

Posted August 29, 2013 - 03:27 PM

#21

Gas,

My speedo does not calculate engine hours, so I just go by miles run. Since my bike is dualsported, it is run on both dirt (slower speeds) and on the road (easier faster speeds). I found that the oil seems to change color and feel differant after 600 miles or so. So I just change it with rotella t at 600 miles. Seems to work great. I am approaching 13,000 miles on the bike since I bought it used in 2009. Engine runs like new, doesn't burn oil and the valves (that I check every 6 months), have not needed an adjustment yet. Original piston and rings too! Not bad for a 2002wr426f.



  • GASKICKER

Posted August 29, 2013 - 03:40 PM

#22

Gas,

My speedo does not calculate engine hours, so I just go by miles run. Since my bike is dualsported, it is run on both dirt (slower speeds) and on the road (easier faster speeds). I found that the oil seems to change color and feel differant after 600 miles or so. So I just change it with rotella t at 600 miles. Seems to work great. I am approaching 13,000 miles on the bike since I bought it used in 2009. Engine runs like new, doesn't burn oil and the valves (that I check every 6 months), have not needed an adjustment yet. Original piston and rings too! Not bad for a 2002wr426f.

well, if its working....no sense in changing it. Im new to the game and my bike is only in the dirt; just did a 10.8 hr oil change. maybe i should extend it a little as I am sure I didnt ride it 150 miles and it wasnt MX miles either.


Edited by GASKICKER, August 29, 2013 - 04:19 PM.


  • jcbikes

Posted August 29, 2013 - 03:45 PM

#23

Gas,

sounds like a plan. just extend the hours a bit at a time and see how the oil looks when you change it. You will be able to tell a difference in the way it looks when it needs changed



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  • 123devinzz1

Posted August 30, 2013 - 05:55 AM

#24

Every 500km for me

  • JDLowrance

Posted August 30, 2013 - 06:22 AM

#25

Wow.....

 

This is a high compression/horsepower racebike in enduro guise. If you ride the bike as intended (off-road and hard) and do not change the oil at the very least every 10 hours you are doing yourself and your bike a dis-service. If you do not have an hour meter get one. They are less than $30 and worth every penny and a liter of oil is cheap!

 

Personally I change my oil every 5 hours with a filter every other change. That's roughly every two off-road rides.



  • vlxjim

Posted August 30, 2013 - 07:36 AM

#26

I'm just tossing this out. I you have a 2012-2014 WR you can check the hours with the programer. I write the hours down on a label and stick on the inside of the air cleaner cover.






 
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