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Engine Oil Replacment Interval Question - December 7, 2015, 09:25 PM

Guys, have a quick question regarding about engine oil replacement interval.

I couldn't ride the bike much this year, so engine Oil(Non-Synthetic) has only ~400-450 miles, along with Purolator Plus(gold) filter, but it's almost a year since it was replaced.

Should I replace the oil, along with the filter or just drain oil and not touch filter or just simply leave as is and replace after some miles?

Would appreciate any input or advice. Thanks for helping out.


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Streetbikes - replace the oil if it's been sitting over 6 months. Do the filter every other oil change.

Racebikes - Every race weekend.

Dirtbikes - after every ride.

Think of it this way, it's insurance. Insurance that your oil is good. Insurance that just in case something is going wrong you have a chance to see it before it becomes catastrophic. And you get to lay your hands on your bike's naughty bits. That's gotta count for something.


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You really change your oil that often on your dirtbike??
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You really change your oil that often on your dirtbike??
It's a KTM you need all the insurance you can get.


And yes I ride and KTM, not very well mostly into trees. Oh and I don't change the oil after every ride I change it every 2 rides.


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I have gone about 10 hours on my gearbox oil on my ktm 2stroke. The Amsoil looked brand new when I changed it. And also running a Rekluse z-start pro. On he street I go about every 2000 miles, Again Amsoil. Road race bike yea after every weekend.


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Guys, have a quick question regarding about engine oil replacement interval. I couldn't ride the bike much this year, so engine Oil(Non-Synthetic) has only ~400-450 miles, along with Purolator Plus(gold) filter, but it's almost a year since it was replaced. Should I replace the oil, along with the filter or just drain oil and not touch filter or just simply leave as is and replace after some miles? Would appreciate any input or advice. Thanks for helping out.
Yes change your oil before winter hits. You can leave the filter. Also do not just start the bike up and let it run for a bit. Either prep it for storage or if you do start it let it run till the cooling fan kicks on twice. That way you burn off the moisture inside the motor.


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Guys, have a quick question regarding about engine oil replacement interval.

I couldn't ride the bike much this year, so engine Oil(Non-Synthetic) has only ~400-450 miles, along with Purolator Plus(gold) filter, but it's almost a year since it was replaced.

Should I replace the oil, along with the filter or just drain oil and not touch filter or just simply leave as is and replace after some miles?

Would appreciate any input or advice. Thanks for helping out.
Oil- definitely change.
Filter- I'd recommend it. The paper and glue will degrade over time. How much? No idea but they are not expensive to buy so why not.
I would change them both and take it for a 30 minute ride. Get the thing good and hot to evacuate any condensation and circulate the fresh oil. The dose of fresh additives (detergent and acid neutralizers) will do a motor good!
Hit up DC-MOTO here. He can get the stuff you need delivered to your door. He's a Amsoil, NGK dealer.

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It's a street bike.

Thanks everyone for your input and help. I'll change the oil and filter both, just for peace of mind.


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You really change your oil that often on your dirtbike??

Yes. It only has like 900ml of transmission oil in it. Not like it's breaking the bank. I get to check the oil for metal, etc. Means I will likely see a problem there rather than have a breakdown on the trails.

I am OCD about maintenance on my dirtbikes. Push a motorcycle several miles out of the mountains just once....then you will be too.


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