DO NOT BUY K&N OIL FILTERS

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  1. Jez

    Jez Active Member

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    I have left mine a few days draining, I did the initial drain then left a tray under, I was quite surprised how much extra came out. and I always drain with the oil hot
     
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  2. BladeOfGlory

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    Out of interest - do you lot tend to increase the frequency of oil and filter changes on older bikes?
    Mine is done annually, and I probably do less than 5000 miles a year. However, its a 2008 so is getting older (still only 15,000 mi though). I may start doing oil and filters a bit more regularly - 6 months or 2,500 miles, say.
    Discuss. :p
     
  3. CharlieR85

    CharlieR85 Senior Member

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    I wouldn't bother mate. Stick to the schedule.
     
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  4. TheMickster

    TheMickster Active Member

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    I tend to do mine once a year regardless of the mileage, will change it a bit more often if I get some decent trackdays in. Prob change it more than I really need to.
     
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  5. Jez

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    Once a year for me, Oil is designed for probably 50k we do 3k to 6k a year, until I see oil company's saying their oil will do 3k and last less than 1 year I think every thing is fine
    Most car/industrial gearboxes are filled to run 24/7 for years
     
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  6. Barstewardsquad

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    Mines been done twice a year as it was still getting dealer service, snd I slways do one at the start of the year/season as it will have spent all winter in a unheated garage. Now the warranty has expired I will just do my normal once a year, same as I used to do on my rr7 when it was 9+ years old.
     
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  7. Dr. Speed Lemon

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    I guess it just depends how hard you ride it. I frequently see the rev limiter, so I change more frequently.
     
  8. Kentblade

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    I always change the oil/filter before the winter break, chemically in use the oil forms an acidic state, and although the manufacturers stuff in many additives, for the sake of £50, rather not leave that hanging around coated all over the engine when laid up for a few months.
     
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  9. Barstewardsquad

    Barstewardsquad God Like

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    I've never heard that, will have to do some reading to see at what stage of an Oil's life that happens at a significant level, and if necessary change my start of season change to an end of season one.
     
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    Used to do start of season routine, until I read all this, been doing end of season change, strangely enough engines never complained either way :D
     
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  11. Kevin1

    Kevin1 Elite Member

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    unless you're in a hurry, drain the oil from the filter and reuse it
     
  12. Selmer50mark

    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    Got my oil and filter last week :)
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