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post #1 of 23 Old 03-13-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

Back in Nov 2012 i bought a pearl white ZX6R 2013, and just got to drive-it one day for a total of 146KM (around 80 miles), then the bike was stored for the winter.

Should i change the oil before the riding season starts? Or just drive on the factory fill (break-in oil) till 1000km (600 miles) and then change it?

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If it were me I'd probably ride to the 600 miles and change it out
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I always found that if you are even THINKING of, let alone asking the question... in many facets of life, the answer is yes.
If you think maybe changing the oil is a good idea, do it. Worst case scenario: you pay money for oil and filter, and see no benefit. It LITERALLY cannot get worse than that.
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I always found that if you are even THINKING of, let alone asking the question... in many facets of life, the answer is yes.
If you think maybe changing the oil is a good idea, do it. Worst case scenario: you pay money for oil and filter, and see no benefit. It LITERALLY cannot get worse than that.
Great point, only thing it will hurt is wasted money.
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Well i have a couple of free oil changes courtesy of the dealer were i bought the bike from.

What i was more concerned is that the break in oil has a long shelf life (either in the bottle or inside the bike on the showroom floor) in an unused form.

However because i've already driven the bike for 100 miles it already has some metal flakes and all the other nasty stuff from break-in.

From what i was told/heard is that you always want to start the riding season with fresh oil, because the old one has some moisture and combustion byproducts

Probably i will just change it. Should i go right away with synthetic or mineral

Thanks

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dont go with synthetic right away. Once you put synthetic in and will always have to use synthetic. i would probably wait till around 6,000 to put in synthetic
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keep natural oil as long as you can. it just plain works better.

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dont go with synthetic right away. Once you put synthetic in and will always have to use synthetic. i would probably wait till around 6,000 to put in synthetic
bull, you can go from dino to synthetic and back again.
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Well i have a couple of free oil changes courtesy of the dealer were i bought the bike from.

What i was more concerned is that the break in oil has a long shelf life (either in the bottle or inside the bike on the showroom floor) in an unused form.

However because i've already driven the bike for 100 miles it already has some metal flakes and all the other nasty stuff from break-in.

From what i was told/heard is that you always want to start the riding season with fresh oil, because the old one has some moisture and combustion byproducts

Probably i will just change it. Should i go right away with synthetic or mineral

Thanks

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Chances are since the bike only has about 100 miles on it that you're gonna get more shavings as you get up to the 600 miles (1000km) mark. I'd go ahead and ride it a few hundred more miles and then do the oil change as recommended.

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bull, you can go from dino to synthetic and back again.
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The oil that is in the bike is most likely a different oil that is used to break in the engine, it has different additives and is call engine break in oil. if you change it out for synth it may mess up something not because of the synth just because the proper oil for breaking the engine in is no longer there. i would call the dealer or the oil man that is on here. thats just my thought but i may be wrong

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I'm confused... mostly because there is NO different oil that they use for the break in period.

The bikes come in crates with no oil or fuel... when they sell the bike... it goes to the shop for prep and then they add whatever oil is called for by the book. 10w-40 mineral (non synthetic) in most cases. It's the same oil that you can buy off of the shelf... there's no specific "break in oil".

And changing it to synthetic on the first oil change isn't going to hurt anything.
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Id change it now, & then again in 500 miles. Then Id put another 1,000 on it & after that every 2,000.

But yeah Id go ahead & change it now.




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Your getting mixed answers on here mate, I'd recomend asking a pro. Give "Oil Man" a PM on here.

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