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Old 07-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Who else rides to 5k before changing oil?

Mobil 1 4t racing 10w-40 full syn says that its good up to 5k miles..

"Mobil 1 benefits engine life and performance. In fact, the lubrication capability of Mobil 1 motorcycle oil helps maintain peak horsepower and acceleration throughout the life of your engine. And with Mobil 1 you can go the full 5,000 miles between oil changes."
from the site..

i couldnt afford an oil change anyways before, times are tougher than before but i didnt actually start noticing bad performance until that last 1k miles I just changed my oil with it today and its a beast again.

I also read that some people change the oil filter every 2 oil changes, who does that and how is the performance? im just wondering when other people change their oil and filter? makes sense to change filter with new oil js
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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I never go over 4k for oil or filter.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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I tried to do every 3K ended up being closer to 4k-5K everytime. Changed oil filter every change.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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I generally aim for 3-3.5k for oil & filter
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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oh ok.. yea i think imma start changing around 4k... these bikes are awesome they deserve to be treated nice. so sorry mewtwo i treated you like a dirty lil whore
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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I do mine every 5000 miles... always have after all the break in oil changes when new, every 5k since the bike had 5000 miles on it. Still comes out pretty dang clean after 5k, and easy to remember when the next one is due as well

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Every 10k or once a year, whichever comes first, amsoil 4t 10w-40 and amsoil filter. Over 40k miles on her and climbing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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Synthetic is good for a long time!! Like 6-10k miles and sometimes more

But some people are anal about it.. I am -- 3to4k here


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Old 07-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #9
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Guys are changing their oil every 10k miles or more?

Whoa my God.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #10
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I do around 5k as well... And I think thirdgen's prob the one to listen to on this, don't you have 200k plus on your f4?



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Old 07-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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I do around 5k as well... And I think thirdgen's prob the one to listen to on this, don't you have 200k plus on your f4?



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Yup just a hair over 239k as of right now
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #12
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thirdgenlxi....none more rational.......legendary.

if u want more info run amsoil and get their oil analysis service.

then u know for sure what is going on.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #13
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damn 200k+ thats awesome! yea i think 5k is the most ill go, was feeling all rubbish afterwards.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #14
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I try to do mine every 3k. But sometimes go over a little bit.
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I may go a little over 3k but try to keep it under 4k for both oil and filter.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #16
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Around 8k I will find some time to change it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #17
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Yup just a hair over 239k as of right now
Wow that's crazy. I luv Honda durability.


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Old 07-29-2012, 11:50 PM   #18
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:46 AM   #19
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I put all of my vehicles on a 5k rotella schedule. easy to remember, and limits how many bottles i have sitting in the garage.

dont have enough miles to be sure on the RR though, maybe the shifting will suffer by then..

manual says 8k BTW...
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:50 AM   #20
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Guess I'll do one at 5k. Had it done at 1200 since the dude hadn't had it changed yet.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #21
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Mobil 1 4t every 5k and comes out clean, never had issues with performance at the end of every change. I thought I was being anal with 5k lol
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #22
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i will do mine every 5k. i bought it with 3700 miles on it. i changed it at 5k, and will change when i hit 10k here any day now. ive changed every 5k on my truck for last 4 years and no issues. i think as long as youre not tracking it then 5k is fine
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i have to go once a year since i barely ride it...but basically 1.5k miles haha 500 track 500 street and 500 laguna seca miles haha
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My bike is an 08 I bought it a couple months ago with 800 miles.. It has 2000 miles now, but I doubt the previous owner changed the oil.

Do you guys think I should change it soon, since it's had the same oil since 08... Or can I wait until maybe 3000 or 5000 miles?


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My bike is an 08 I bought it a couple months ago with 800 miles.. It has 2000 miles now, but I doubt the previous owner changed the oil.

Do you guys think I should change it soon, since it's had the same oil since 08... Or can I wait until maybe 3000 or 5000 miles?


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My bike is an 08 I bought it a couple months ago with 800 miles.. It has 2000 miles now, but I doubt the previous owner changed the oil.

Do you guys think I should change it soon, since it's had the same oil since 08... Or can I wait until maybe 3000 or 5000 miles?
i would def change it now. and again at 5k. if you do synthetic you can then go on 5k intervals and be fine (depending on riding style and other things of course)
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #27
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I do mine every 5000 miles... always have after all the break in oil changes when new, every 5k since the bike had 5000 miles on it. Still comes out pretty dang clean after 5k, and easy to remember when the next one is due as well


What brand oil do u use?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #28
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im kind of re-thinking this. i do 5k now. but i may do 2500 but only change filter on 5k intervals.
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