To Change or Not to change that is the question!? - 600RR.net
Oil and Lube For discussion of engine oil and lubrication

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
Knee Dragger
 
Redie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
To Change or Not to change that is the question!?

Low Miles What Would You Do?
Hi, So i just bought an used 08 cbrrr with about 300 miles on. I cant ride yet cause I dont have money for insurance so Im going to store it away. Thing is...should I give it a oil change first before storing it away for the winter? The oil in the bike is the same from May of 08 so its coming a year and a half of old oil. Should I change it? or leave it till like 600 miles next year. and if I should change it watoil should I change it with? (Iheard first oil change is regular oil then after that if I wanna go full synthetic oil assuming thats the best for the bike)) what would you do? And I cant bring it back to the original place the guy bought it too cause its too far away. (supposedly you get first oil change for free?) i dont know. THanks for any input!!
Redie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 04:16 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Change the oil before storing it. Any regular motorcycle oil (MA) should be fine Also put some Stabil fuel stabilizer in a full tank of gas and run it long enough to get in the system. You may want to get a trickle charger for the battery too.
JavyDay is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:14 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Amsoil Dealer Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 969
Thanks: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Youch !!!!

Get that oil out ASAP.. The ability of the oil to neutralize acidity is most likely depleted.

As stated above, Change oil and filter with a Motorcycle oil or any oil with a JASO MA Rated oill.

You can use an auto oil but be sure it has an API SG/SH Rating.. Not higher

I would recommend, to stabalize a full tank of fuel and while running it to get the stabalizer through the system, fog the engine when it is warm. Then change oil and filter and Do Not start the bike after that. This introduces more acidity in to the oil.

Bob
Amsoil Dealer Group is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Knee Dragger
 
Redie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks dude you saved me. I didnt know. Im going to the local shop and picking up oem honda oil and filter and changing it this weekend. I heard i need something for the oil filter. got a site i can buy this from? and usually how much does it cost. I dont wanna get raped
Redie is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 08:51 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Amsoil Dealer Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 969
Thanks: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redie View Post
thanks dude you saved me. I didnt know. Im going to the local shop and picking up oem honda oil and filter and changing it this weekend. I heard i need something for the oil filter. got a site i can buy this from? and usually how much does it cost. I dont wanna get raped
I have that spider wrench I wholesale for $9.95.. Problem is freight on a small item is like $7.10... Still not a terrible deal..

With an oil order it rides along at no charge..

3 qts MCF 10W-40, 1 EAOM Filter and the Spider Wrench will be $55.55 Plus your local taxes. Freight is included

Call today and leave a message.. 877-356-6099 Goes to my Cell. I will check voice mail a couple times today as I won't have service where I will be.

Bob
Amsoil Dealer Group is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
change it asap
kaoss_11 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Knee Dragger
 
Redie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok decided to change the oil. Should I warm up the bike before changing it? I dont see the point in that why the manual says to do it for like 5 mins. Show I? Or should I not?
Redie is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 12:07 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
dcope17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amsoil Dealer Group View Post
Youch !!!!

Then change oil and filter and Do Not start the bike after that.
Bob

Just a question but if you don't start the bike after the oil change, then you have the old oil in the engine bearings and such but only have an oil pan with new oil in it.

Ride hard today, Ride harder tomorrow,!
Walk close to Christ today, Walk closer tomorrow

How to fix headlights... Dreamzboy's excellent write-up
https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=138034
dcope17 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 01:34 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Dr. GoFast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,453
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redie View Post
ok decided to change the oil. Should I warm up the bike before changing it? I dont see the point in that why the manual says to do it for like 5 mins. Show I? Or should I not?
yes, always warm up before changing. this gets the oil nice and hot so it flows better and you get a more complete drain.

2004 Honda CBR600RR
-Spiegler SS lines f+r
-Woodcraft rearsets
-Woodcraft Clip-Ons
-GPR Steering Damper
-Vesrah RJL brake pads
-Elka 3-Way Shock
-CRG gold levers
-Leo Vince Full Exhaust
-PCIII
-green painted rims
-puig d-bubble screen
-Pro-impact Frame sliders
-EK MVXZ 520 green chain w/ Pit bull sprockets (-1/+1)
- .9 kg/mm constant-rate fork springs +re-valving
-Tanktredz
Dr. GoFast is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 08:54 PM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Amsoil Dealer Group's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 969
Thanks: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcope17 View Post
Just a question but if you don't start the bike after the oil change, then you have the old oil in the engine bearings and such but only have an oil pan with new oil in it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. GoFast View Post
yes, always warm up before changing. this gets the oil nice and hot so it flows better and you get a more complete drain.
His question is about Starting After the Change..

If you can and this is what I use to do: Either disable the Ignition or pull the plug wires so it won't start.

Starting the engine induces more acidity and moisture into the oil.

Bob
Amsoil Dealer Group is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-24-2009, 12:43 PM
World Superbike Racer
 
dcope17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
^^^ that sounds like a good idea. "07 and up... you can just leave the kill switch off and the starter will turn but the bike won't fire up.

Ride hard today, Ride harder tomorrow,!
Walk close to Christ today, Walk closer tomorrow

How to fix headlights... Dreamzboy's excellent write-up
https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=138034
dcope17 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome