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Offline xXx

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #10 on: December 24, 2019, 09:05:47 AM
Each person to there own. Firstly it takes me a while to do a thousand KM's . My used oil gets taken to my local VW dealer for recycling. I plan on keeping this bike a long time . 

Offline taximan62

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #11 on: December 24, 2019, 12:23:32 PM
I have been riding and servicing my bikes for 30 + years and I put full synthetic in and ride 6 to 8 thousand kilometers before changing the oil and I change it before winter storage.  I have never had an engine failure, never burned oil and that is for every bike I have owned.

Changing every 1000 km is pointless and a waste of your money.  You are not doing your engine any harm following normal oil change intervals.  It may mentally make you feel better but your not going to see any benefit.

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #12 on: December 24, 2019, 12:42:16 PM
*Originally Posted by taximan62 [+]
Changing every 1000 km is pointless and a waste of your money.  You are not doing your engine any harm following normal oil change intervals.  It may mentally make you feel better but your not going to see any benefit.

It'll make you feel mentally much worse if you strip the threads for the oil drain plug as it's been on and off so often  :003:

Hopefully the barely used oil is recycled  :305:

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 01:30:41 PM
I change the oil on all my bikes annually no matter the mileage. I rarely exceed the manufactures recommended mileage for an oil change since I ride multiple bikes throughout the year. I use synthetic and routinely change oil in all bikes around fall of every year. My peeps, say it's excessive but they are my bikes.   :028:
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Offline m1shooter

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 10:10:08 PM
Unashamedly, I change my fluids at half the recommended mileage on all of my vehicles. Oil is cheap, internal engine parts are expensive. I'd happily club the last baby seal in the Arctic myself to secure the oil I need for my machines.

Offline Hillie

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 11:32:26 PM
*Originally Posted by m1shooter [+]
Unashamedly, I change my fluids at half the recommended mileage on all of my vehicles. Oil is cheap, internal engine parts are expensive. I'd happily club the last baby seal in the Arctic myself to secure the oil I need for my machines.

Hehehe, I like the brash way you put it. :002:

I agree with your sentiments, if it saves the engine and internals longer, I'm happy. Bike also runs a little smoother on fresh oil, so there's another benefit. I change it myself, so even with the most expensive oil and a gold plated filter it's still cheaper than the shop. Plus I know I have a fresh crush washer and not overtorqued drain bolt.

Offline w00

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #16 on: January 09, 2020, 02:53:21 AM
Honest question, if your dead set on changing oil every 1000, wouldn't an hour metre be a better reference, similar to the ones they use on motocross and enduro bikes?

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 09:37:52 AM
i change my oil at half the recommended miles have done on all my bikes for a long time  (30 years or more) but not the filter i also put a magnet on the filter to stop steel particles from the gearbox being washed round the motor 

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Re: My oil change policy
Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 06:40:06 PM
I always change before I get to the recommended mileages. But, I always wonder why really. I've never yet kept a bike long enough to reap the rewards! :157: