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Do you really want to change your oil that frequently?

It's time you could spend riding. Plus, the hassle of draining the oil, disposing of it, and cleaning up all those drips and drops ... ugh.

Go for a quality motorcycle oil like Motul. Your bike will love it and you'll spend less time in the garage.

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If I were to go the Rotella route I would probably be changing it every 2k miles or less. Not long enough for the tranny to shear away the viscosity I think.

58burst, People have been using Rotella in their bikes successfully for over a decade with quite positive results so I don't know where this rationale is coming from.
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I thought Rotella was a chocolate spread.....

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I thought Rotella was a chocolate spread.....
It does have its' unique flavor!

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If I were to go the Rotella route I would probably be changing it every 2k miles or less. Not long enough for the tranny to shear away the viscosity I think.

58burst, People have been using Rotella in their bikes successfully for over a decade with quite positive results so I don't know where this rationale is coming from.
Why not just use oil formulated for a motorcycle , thats my RATIONALE !
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I use any brand of synthetic motorcycle oil that is handy. It's got Mobil 1 in it right now.
I change it every 5-6K miles (8-10K km), or when putting into storage for the winter.

I put regular 87 gas in it.

I use sport-touring tires, generally Metzeler or Pirelli, but if I need a tire and those aren't handy to get, I'll put on an Avon or Dunlop or whatever. I change the tires individually as needed, not in sets; the front typically lasts about twice what the rear does.

I change the fork oil and hydraulic fluids about every two years.
I spray on some chain stuff once in a while.
I check the valve clearances once a year.
I change the cambelts every two years.

I ride between 11K and 17K miles (17-27K km) a year.
I've got over 250K on this bike without an engine rebuild or any transmission problems.

Relax, and ride it.

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