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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 01:53 PM     #1
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How often do you change your oil and filter

I ride about 160 - 170 miles a day about 5 days a week. Most of with is Interstate and back country roads. I use the 20- 50 Screaming Eagle Synthetic oil. Should I change it every 3,000 miles?
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Re: How often do you change your oil and filter

Every 3 K is fine for the type of riding you do. It's the short trips that raise heck with the oil. There are better choices than the Syn 3 also for about the same or less money.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 03:27 PM     #3
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Thanks. What other oils would you recommend? The only reason i'm using that is because the guy I bought my bike from said that is what he used.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 03:48 PM     #4
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Thanks. What other oils would you recommend? The only reason i'm using that is because the guy I bought my bike from said that is what he used.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 03:53 PM     #5
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Re: How often do you change your oil and filter

WHOA!!!YOU'VE STARTED SOMETHING NOW!get your reading glasses primed up and ready!
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 03:53 PM     #6
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Re: How often do you change your oil and filter

I figured that question might just open up the flood gates. I know everyone will have there own that they stand by kind of like people do with the oil they put in there cars.
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Thanks. What other oils would you recommend? The only reason i'm using that is because the guy I bought my bike from said that is what he used.
I like Mobil 1 20/50 V Twin but there are many other good oils in the synthetic family like Redline for one and these two are full synthetics made from synthetic base stocks unlike the Syn 3 that is made for Harley by Citgo corp or better known as Hugo Chavez.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 04:34 PM     #8
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Thanks for the info. I might have to try that out next go round. I just bought the oil & filter last night to change it.
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Amen to that Smitty!
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Re: How often do you change your oil and filter

I asked a friend about synthetic and he recommended Moble 1. Since I switched to M-1, I change my oil and do my recommended checkups at the same time, every 5,000 miles. I like doing them both at the same time, it saves me in the long run.
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