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Im about to change the oil on my bike after 600 miles.

I was thinking of just changing the oil and then doing the filter and oil every other oil change so at 1200 miles.

I would be interested in peoples opinions on this as too me a new filter every 600 miles seems a bit excessive.

The bike is used for trail riding its not raced. I'm too slow!

Thanks in advance 

Ross

 This appears elsewhere but i think it should be here



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Apparently I change mine more often than most!

Oil about every 3 rides (typically 100 miles each) and filter every 3 or 4 changes.

Mines an OE without oil cooler and the oil comes out manky....

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Thanks Rich

Our filter changes would be similar!

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The filters can always be cleaned, unless they are the paper type. I only change like Richsmile

Steve



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I'm with Devon Rich and change mine out after about 3 or four rides, usually about three or four hundred km, or when the oil gets a bit dark.
Usually the gear changes will be noticeably worse if the oil starts going off so the bike will tell you.

There is a big difference in maintenance depending on usage. If you are cruising along clocking up easy miles there isn't a lot of stress so oil changes can be stretched out for more hours and miles. As opposed to clutch slipping, revving and getting hot on slow technical terrain or racing or pushing the engine in deep sand..

oil is cheap compared to engine rebuilds.

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