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    Oil changes? How do you do them?

    The manual recommends changing the filter cartridge every other oil change.

    I've always changed the filter cartridge along with the oil every time, but am I doing it wrong?



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    Replace every time.
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    it really depends, when i was doing just track days, i would change the oil after every track weekend, and the filter every other track weekend.
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    I might put 5k/yr on my bike ('12 with 8,400 miles) I change my oil @ 5k miles with Amsoil full synthetic

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    You "should" be good, but i have heard, and i am not 100% about this, as I am not a mechanic, but I have heard that some oils have a shelf life, as in not to let it sit for that long.
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    you're fine doing it every other time. The engineers that designed that bike have a touch more insight than we do

    Long story short I used to work for years in the motorcycle maintenance field and 95% of people under-ride and over-maintenance save your money homie! 5k a year is nothing, when you break it down that's just under 417 miles a month, it's not a lot. Once again, save your money man.

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    I would say it is more of how you beat your bike. LOL
    I use to red line every where I went....many years ago and before synthetics came out.
    I changed it every 3k miles and filter as well.
    Now I'm a little older, a little wiser and a lot slower.
    I do change my R1 every 4k and since I only cruise on the concours, that will probably 5k.

    Also, rosella is pretty cheap in price. If I was using more expensive, than I would probably add another 1k miles to the changes.
    Truck gets Mobil 1 and Mobil filter, so its like $50+, I change that every 10k to 11k miles.
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    stick with oem filters, oil well i prefer bel ray products, really good stuff, and why not change the filter every time.
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