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« on: Tue 10 May, 2011 - 02:31 am »

Mechanic says the 'Hardly' Davidson (4 stroke) needs a complete oil change every 1000ks.

The manual says every 6000k.

 


Is my mechanic just trying to drum up some extra $'s?

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« Reply #1 on: Tue 10 May, 2011 - 03:42 am »

Show him the manual, be interesting to see what he says!
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 10 May, 2011 - 02:20 pm »

Did that. He still reckons every 1000.
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 10 May, 2011 - 02:48 pm »

Would depend how you ride it and how you're built I guess, if you're a petite female that rides like a nana, stick to the 5,000km, if you're a fat biker that revs the s**t out of it, stick closer to the 1,000 km
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 10 May, 2011 - 09:14 pm »

why wait till you have reached the maximum life of the oil?
change it as often as you can afford, it will increase the life of the engine.
light aircraft change the engine oil at a set number of hours of running, you never see
black oil in a 'plane engine, it looks like it's just out of a bottle.
and remember, if the oil is black then it's got impurities in it and can't lubricate
and cool the engine as effectively as it should.
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« Reply #5 on: Wed 11 May, 2011 - 01:38 am »

why wait till you have reached the maximum life of the oil?
change it as often as you can afford, it will increase the life of the engine.
light aircraft change the engine oil at a set number of hours of running, you never see
black oil in a 'plane engine, it looks like it's just out of a bottle.
and remember, if the oil is black then it's got impurities in it and can't lubricate
and cool the engine as effectively as it should.

Well put. I guess it comes down to how much you can afford the engine failing.
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