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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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    Your Oil Change Intervals

    I'm curious as to how often everyone changes their oil on their FZ6's. Post up, and include what oil type you use, as in standard or synthetic, and maybe the kind of riding you do, ie, track, commuting, freeway, easy going, beat the heck out of it, etc.
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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    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...

    The bark is only half of the symphony, the induction roar is pretty darn sweet, as is the over-run...the induction noise is a bit of a roar, the over run is like a deep purring noise!

    One thing this bike is, is musical!



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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I use synthetic (Ropella) and it is good for 10,000+ miles. My riding is mostly commuting (usually around 4-5000 rpms) with some highway sprinkled in. One of the advantages of syntethic is that it doesn't break-down after 3000-5000 miles like the regular stuff.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I'm a Amsoil man and change my oil at about 5K.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    Depends on the year, I may change it at 3000, or if it's a year I just can't get much bike time in then I will just change it in the fall before I put her away for the season of -20f

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    My riding season is short and on average only put on 7500 km per year. So I change mine after the last ride of the year before the battery is pullled it's tucked in under the covers and then halfway through the ride season, so maybe every 3500 to 4000 km.

    She still runs like a top!

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I know Rotella is made mainly for fleet vehicles but when used in a motorcycle it still should be changed at Yamaha's recommended intervals. Trailer trucks will run all day every day and therefore get very little water in the oil due to condensation. Also trucks and farm tractors will run all day at a fairly constant rpm and usually same load and temperature. Fleet and farm vehicles will also have oil filter systems that are good for 10000 miles also.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I'm actually going to change my oil today, as it is too wet to ride.
    Although I don't quite have 3000 miles on it yet, my grand plan is to change it somewhere between 2 and 3k. It's not my primary transportation, so excessively frequent oil changes aren't gonna break the bank.
    Also, I went with the dealer's recommendation and am using Yamalube 10-40 semi-synthetic.

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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I've heard that you change your oil when it starts to turn dark, when ever that is, whether it is organic or synthetic oil.
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    Re: Your Oil Change Intervals

    I change mine every 1500-2000 miles. I put a lot of wear and tear on the bike riding almost year round, plus I commute almost 75 miles a day. I can definitely feel a difference in the bikes attitude as the oil reaches 2000 miles. I've been using Amsoil since I bought the bike used with 9000 miles on it, its got about 38000 now.

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