F4i - Main Forum Main F4i discussion board

Oil Change Interval

  #1  
Old 06-03-2009, 07:43 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Redlands/ San Bernardino
Posts: 22
Default Oil Change Interval

Hey guys, new to 2 wheels. What are the factory specs for oil changes? Interval, type, weight, amount, filter, part numbers, etc? I've seen some people use Repsol, some use Rotella ,etc. Got a used 02 with about 14k on her, just wanna keep her running good until I'm ready to move up. Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 06-03-2009, 10:58 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 861
Default

Download a manual from one of the stickeys. Read this...http://redirectingat.com/?id=42X146&...nsumables.html . I use Rotella T in the blue jug and the wal-mart filter. If you just bought this bike there's some more maint. that needs to be done. And do searches for your problems before you ask, most of the issues have been covered more than once. Oh and welcome to the 2 wheeled world.
 
  #3  
Old 06-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Zero1080's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
Default

I go full synthetic. It runs the best IMO. I go either 10w40 or 10w50. Mobil One or Spectro (spelling). It depends too how hard you ride, how much, and so on. I'll change mine again in 3500 miles.
 
  #4  
Old 06-03-2009, 11:53 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tifton, Ga
Posts: 259
Default

I second what skooby said. It is all been covered, but 6k change intervals, Rotella synthetic 5-40 with walmart supertec filter
 
  #5  
Old 06-04-2009, 12:23 AM
sleestak's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 75
Default

I can't believe my local shop charges 80 bucks to do an oil change on this bike. Seems VERY high.

What are you guys paying for oil changes these days?
 
  #6  
Old 06-04-2009, 12:49 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Default

I refuse to pay someone to change mine, whether it be on a car or bike.

The local shop charges 49.99 for the basic change, I believe it's more for better filters/oil.

When I change mine (~3000-3500 miles), I use Amsoil synthetic 10w-40 along with, as of right now, an OEM filter.

May be changing that up, though (the filter part).
 
  #7  
Old 06-04-2009, 08:25 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tifton, Ga
Posts: 259
Default

It is so easy to chang the oil there is no need to pay someone. You only need a 12mm wrench(in the honda tool kit) the instructions say to take the fairings off, but I take just left side. Not hard at all.

$20 for oil and filter at Wally world
 
  #8  
Old 06-04-2009, 12:55 PM
chuckbear's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 968
Default

+1 to skooby. Rotella T full synth all the way with the premium filter from walmart for like $7.

Another plus about synthetic, besides being better for your bike, is that it has a lot longer life. I've heard it touted to last twice as long as conventional oil, though I'm sure you could find some more specific literature on that..
 
  #9  
Old 06-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Default

Yeah, there are a ton of articles online, telling of how it lasts longer because it breaks down slower, has higher resistance to heat, etc.
 
  #10  
Old 06-04-2009, 01:40 PM
PlayfulGod's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dalton, GA
Posts: 6,026
Default

Originally Posted by cman9toes View Post
It is so easy to chang the oil there is no need to pay someone. You only need a 12mm wrench(in the honda tool kit) the instructions say to take the fairings off, but I take just left side. Not hard at all.

$20 for oil and filter at Wally world
I've never had to remove fairing(s) to change the oil n filter lol.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Oil Change Interval


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.