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Join Date: May 2010
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so basically, that kids dad reiterated what i said above. in high performance applications, you have to change it sooner, use higher quality stuff, or both. changing the oil in a bike every 9k miles or whatever is pushing your luck. changing it every 2 is pretty silly but dont think for one second that bikes can go as long as cars can. bike engines, as theyre engineered, are higher tolerance, higher compression, higher performance engines that make for a pretty good case of apples and oranges.
your 2.4 liter 4cyl daily driver car that you never rev very high, runs engine oil pressure comparable to a bike and compression somewhere around 9:1, maybe even 10:1 just doesnt compare.
use good **** in your bike and change it often "enough." how often is enough? as soon as it starts shifting like crap and getting notchy, make sure your clutch is adjusted properly (sometimes that sorta thing slips by unnoticed for a while) then beyond that, time to change the oil and filter.
fallingbomb was saying why this and why that, and ive stated well known rationales for the above, but heres the problem..
guy A - "take care of your ****, dont wait too long to do the simple stuff"
guy B - "why should i do that, SEEMS fine even if i take forever to handle things"
which way of doing things means youre taking your chances? you REALLY wanna take your chances with YOUR bike? hey man you guys can rag out YOUR bikes if you want, but im gonna do EVERYthing i can to keep my **** primo =] which way of doing things is the smart way to go? i mean cmon, this is a no-brainer =P