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View Poll Results: How Often Do you Change Your Oil?

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  • 3000 miles

    259 50.88%
  • 5000 miles

    121 23.77%
  • 7000 miles

    29 5.70%
  • 10000 miles

    11 2.16%
  • Whenever I feel like it

    34 6.68%
  • Whenever the dealer tells me it's time

    9 1.77%
  • Oil needs changing?!

    16 3.14%
  • < 3000 miles

    30 5.89%
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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I change my oil every 4-5000 kms and I always change the oil filter at every oil change. May go a bit longer now that I've changed to synthetic oil.(5-6000 kms).

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    5-6000 km, Rotella T6 oil....and at the end of the season regardless of mileage

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman View Post
    I cant fill out your poll, cause i change my oil more often than any off your mileage options....i change my oil every 3000km's - 4500km's at the very most...

    Result, i have a 50000km old FZ6 engine that runs likea swiss watch, on high quality, very clean, fully synthetic oil...

    Yeah, I meant to put an option for "Under 3000 miles" or something similar, but botched it. lol

    Interesting info here, looks like most people go no more than 3K miles, even on synthetic.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    Every 5000km riding to & from work mostly. FZ6 rarely gets a good flogging these days.
    My race bike oil is changed after every outing.

    Whether the oil looks like it needs changing or not I always dump it & refill with
    Motul 5100 semi synthetic in both bikes.
    Wish I could think of something clever to put here.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    Every 2,000 miles, Motul semi synthetic 5100. Year round riding, some cruising some flogging as well.. Oil filter cleaned at the same time (K&P).

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    I do it every 4,000 miles with regular ole 20w50 yamalube drum oil. It is what the owner's manual recommends so it is what I do. "So shall it be written......."

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I change my oil once per season which is usually right around 3,000 miles.

    I use 10w-40 Amsoil full synthetic and replace the filter everytime.
    Previous bikes: 1974 Honda CL 200, 2003 Yamaha XT 225, 2008 Yamaha FZ6

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I change mine once per year in the Spring, or about 3000 miles. Rotella 5w-40, Mobile 1 M1-110 filter.
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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    Quote Originally Posted by krid80 View Post
    I do it every 4,000 miles with regular ole 20w50 yamalube drum oil. It is what the owner's manual recommends so it is what I do. "So shall it be written......."
    +1 But I use Mobil 1 20w50


    Burning fossil fuel and loving it!!

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I change mine at 4500-5000 km with semi-synthetic 15-50 in summer and 10-40 in the winter,(motul 5100).

    I tried many other brands (yamalube, agip, castrol, valvoline) but I think this one is the best value for money. Every 2 oil changes, 1 oil filter (or when I change oil viscosity).

    Result: I'm on 100.000km and the engine runs like a clock!

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