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8,000 mile oil change
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:09:14 AM »
I change the oil in car every 5k and used to change it on the bike every 4k but 8k seems a bit much considering the same engine on the VFR had a 4k service interval.

Oil is not that expensive (compared to petrol) and is probably the single most important factor influencing the engine's reliability and performance. I plan on doing a change every 4k despite Honda's recommendations. What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 12:58:04 PM »
Always did that on my vfr.  at 4 thou its got enough mileage under it to go to fully synthetic oil.  I have used halfrauds own brand fully synthetic in my own bikes for last 6 year without issue or clutch slip.

If you get the part numbers for the filter and sump plug washer, go to david silvers website.  You can then order the honda oem filter n washer far cheaper by part number.  Another good alternative filter...  Its made by hi flow.  Used those on the vtec.  Ive still got a spare so can gice you part number but as your bikes under warranty id, at present stay with honda filters...

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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 07:55:23 PM »
I always change oil & filter every 4k
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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 04:07:59 PM »
Yesterday I just went over the 4k mark and I'm going to do the oil change but not sure which one to go for? Any ideas?

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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 04:58:06 PM »
I have a question regarding oil.

I noticed after returning from my last ride ( when I met up with Joe ) that the oil was not showing in the inspection window. The bike has been stationary since , still no oil. There is no indication of any leaks either on the machine or on the floor. It has done only 1700m and was serviced by Honda when I picked it up with 460m on the clock.

Is it ok to top up the oil with any of the reccomended oils or maybe the Castrol semi 10w-30 ?
Will they mix ok ?

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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 05:31:39 PM »
You need the bike on the centre stand or at least level for the oil to show in the glass window. If oil level is still not showing, it is ok to top up with Castrol semi 10w30 or anything really that meets the standards recommended by Honda in the booklet. That being said, if oil level is indeed that low after such a short mileage, I would be very concern as I think is more than 1L of oil from the bottom of the inspection glass to the high mark.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »
STOP..!!!!!!!

if the bikes been running or is running  it Will not show oil in the sight glass.  according to Honda owners manual you should run bike for a minute or so. stop and leave it and oil Will drain back to sump.  and then look at sight glass.

if bikes been stood for some time... hours it should be upto or fractionally over the max line in the sight glass.
oil level should be checked on center stand or bike upright
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Re: 8,000 mile oil change
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 07:45:54 PM »
First of all thanks for such prompt responces,

I think I must have been halluciating  :087:  :112:     when last looked at my bike. Half an hour ago I moved it centre of garage under good lights and hey there is the oil. Ran bike for a few mins and then watch the oil drain back into the vision glass, took about 10mins.

Panic now over, think I should now go and lay down

 :431: for wasting your time
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