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The GW owner's manual says to change oil every 8,000 miles.
I am using Rotella T oil but that seems like to many miles between oil changes.
When do you change oil?
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I change mine every 5K because I ride in town a lot. If I ride long rides, every 8K.
 

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On my 93 Aspencade, I change every 3,000,to 4,000
. If I'm on an extend trip say cross country, I change it before I leave then when ever I get back.
I also use rotella
 

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Exactly what the book says 8K
Since my 1800 is not a diesel, I use Mobile 1 motorcycle oil(not the stuff for V-twins since I have a few more cylinders)
 

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i use castrol 4t and change it every 5000 miles. i'm going to email amsol bob and place an order with him for my next oil change
 

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I do a lot of commuting and around town riding and I go with 2500 miles.
Stop and go riding is the most stressful on the engine. Some service manuals list intervals for severe or rough service. Honda GN4 with OEM filter.
 

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I have been using Amsol and change it anywhere from 5 to 8 thousand kilometers (3 to 5 thousand miles. I know this is overkill, but I push my 1500 so I feel it's cheap insurance.
 

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Honda synthetic and OEM filter every 5k. Easier to remember..
 

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I've switched to Amsoil synthetic with the synthetic filter which is rated for 25k or 15k for heavy duty use. I will have the oil tested at 12k to determine actual life left. I feel that I will err on the side of heavy duty use with the Texas heat and frequent use of the bike in city traffic. And my anticipated mileage per year will probably be 12-15k as I will probably change once a year.
 

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Gotta go with Two Wheel Wing on this one. Synthetic and every 5,000 miles. I resisted synthetics for a long time, but I'm finally convinced. Run them in my truck and wife's car, too, though more like 8,000 mi. between changes. The '85 Aspencade deserves fresher blood; he'll earn it!
 

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Mobil one Motorcycle Racing Oil. Full synthetic. 10-15,000 miles or once a year. In between, I change the oil filter and add enough to make up the filter difference.

I am considering Amsoil.
 

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I will be replacing with Amsoil synthetic this next change, with the honda oil I would do around 6k thay say I can do double what the book says with Amsoil we will see, that would be nice 1 change a year.
 

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Every 4,000. Dino.
 

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Every 3,000 even with synthetic. I want my machines to last.
 

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Like chopin114 I'm a once a year guy.
 

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Because I'm a mechanic by trade, I change my oils in all my vehicles every 3,000 miles. All my vehicles have lasted over 200k before I sold them, that speaks for itself. On another note, I change the oil in my bike before I put her down for the winter. That way the oil's fresh when I start her up in the spring. Also, used oil has acidic qualities that don't bode well for the internals when sitting in storage for months at a time. Just my two cents worth.
Now I always changed my oil BEFORE use.
I change lawn mower oil in spring & snowblower oil in fall.
The reason is ........sit a half full jug outside with water & see how it condensates.
I figured it condensated in my oil while sitting idle so I changed to FRESH oil BEFORE I use any gasoline engines (pressure washer, edger, cycle, etc).
 
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