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Old 12-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Redline Full Synthetic Oil --- Change Interval?

There are many oil change interval threads out there, but I couldnt' find one about this specific oil. So here goes.

How many miles and/or months should I go between oil changes with Redline Racing full synthetic Motorcycle oil 10w30?

I have been doing it every 12 months or 3500 miles (I live in the midwest).

After some research, redline's website says 7500 miles. I called their customer support and the guy said every 12 months or 10-12,000 miles. I called my local stealership and the technician said every 12 month or 5-8,000 miles.

Who should I believe?

It is a city bike, and doesn't see the track.
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How expensive is an oil change if you do it yourself?
How expensive is an engine rebuild from not changing your oil often enough?

Just take the lowest mileage and lowest amount of time, regardless of who said either and go with that...

My cage has full synthetic and I still change it every three thousand miles, it's a lot cheaper than a rebuild.


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About 60 bucks i think. And a re-build is obviously a lot more lol.

Was just hoping for someone to come out and say "12 months or 5,000 miles"

But it looks like no one reads this forum much.
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It's more about when you want to change it. The manufacture isnt going to tell you the wrong amount of miles or months the site says 7500 so change it then or before. Personally I change mine at 3000 two of my buddies who are brothers change theirs every 1000 miles on their r6's. Everyone's got there own personal preference

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I see. Well thanks for the input. 3000...ok...Every 1000 miles? That is a complete waste.

Plus I have heard modern oils' detergents don't even fully activate until 2500 miles.
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There are many oil change interval threads out there, but I couldnt' find one about this specific oil. So here goes.

How many miles and/or months should I go between oil changes with Redline Racing full synthetic Motorcycle oil 10w30?

I have been doing it every 12 months or 3500 miles (I live in the midwest).

After some research, redline's website says 7500 miles. I called their customer support and the guy said every 12 months or 10-12,000 miles. I called my local stealership and the technician said every 12 month or 5-8,000 miles.

Who should I believe?

It is a city bike, and doesn't see the track.

what should you believe ...


You should believe neither .. neither the MFG or your dealer know the health of your engine,

if you want the definitive answer, send samples from each of your changes to a reputable oil analasys place, like blackstone

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

for a decent price, they will anaylize your results, and tell you their findings, with suggestions of what your motor and your selection of oil and filter can handle.

after a few changes you will start on your way to maximum interval oil changing

oh, and they keep track of your previous samples, so they can help you monitor the actual health of your engine.
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Thanks Tenjin, that makes sense.
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