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    Changing Engine Oil
    on: July 12, 2016, 10:21:31 am
    July 12, 2016, 10:21:31 am
    Hello everyone, i have a big dilemma.

    I changed the engine oil with the original Honda one like the below link where Honda says to change it every 12k km but the guy from the shop told me is better to change it every 6k km because it is a little bit thin.

    What do you suggest?

    Here is the oil

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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 08:45:55 am
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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 08:51:27 am
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    It's not " thin" it's to Honda specification.
    However if you're going to take a long time to do 12000km then perhaps you might wish to change it earlier.

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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 08:59:58 am
    July 14, 2016, 08:59:58 am
    *Originally Posted by Captain Crunner [+]
    It's not " thin" it's to Honda specification.
    However if you're going to take a long time to do 12000km then perhaps you might wish to change it earlier.

    Cc

    Captain i am on my bike eeeevery day.It's been almost 9 months and i done 7k since last change

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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 09:20:30 am
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    I'd run it till you've done the distance then, as you're using it regularly, modern semi synthetic oil doesn't break down as easily as older mineral oils. However If you want to be extra generous  perhaps change it every 12 months?
    Others will say differently because they love their bikes to bits but the oil will do the distance. It's your money, but as long as it's the correct spec and grade oil (  doesn't have to be Honda )  then you can follow the manufacturers recommendation.
    (Now if you only did 1500 kilometres a year I would suggest changing it more regularly than every 12 years )

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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 09:34:39 am
    July 14, 2016, 09:34:39 am
    *Originally Posted by Captain Crunner [+]
    I'd run it till you've done the distance then, as you're using it regularly, modern semi synthetic oil doesn't break down as easily as older mineral oils. However If you want to be extra generous  perhaps change it every 12 months?
    Others will say differently because they love their bikes to bits but the oil will do the distance. It's your money, but as long as it's the correct spec and grade oil (  doesn't have to be Honda )  then you can follow the manufacturers recommendation.
    (Now if you only did 1500 kilometres a year I would suggest changing it more regularly than every 12 years )

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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 06:40:57 pm
    July 14, 2016, 06:40:57 pm
    As long as it is a 10W/40 semi-synthetic bike oil from a reputable company and says API SG and/or JASO MA on the bottle you will be fine.

    You can use fully synthetic oil if you want (I do), but there is no real need if you are changing the oil at the specified interval.
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    Re: Changing Engine Oil
    Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 08:48:15 am
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    I would do it every 12 month regardles of milage.