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    She’s Alive!

    Wuth the exception of the speedometer that’s due to arrive any day now, the final step was to change the oil and filters.

    I was a little surprised at the amount of metal and junk I foumd til I remembered that the machine only has 78 miles on it!

    So, after the oil change, I cranked her up and she purrrrrred.

    It’s raining today so I couldn’t do more than ride around the garage.

    The first dry day, Pt Washington State Forest here I come...

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    Change the oil often for the first couple thousand miles. You'll get less and less junk in the filter. This will greatly extend the overall life of the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Change the oil often for the first couple thousand miles. You'll get less and less junk in the filter. This will greatly extend the overall life of the engine.
    50mi---100mi----300mi---600mi---1000mi. then every 1000 miles depending on your terrain you have been riding.
    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

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    I was also shocked to see metal in my filter the first time I changed the oil. I had bought a used 2006 with 2500 miles and I thought the motor must be failing. 12000 miles and still ticking.
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    That's what I usually recommend but I would do it at 1500 too, then at every thousand miles. Oil is cheap, engines are not...
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    50mi---100mi----300mi---600mi---1000mi. then every 1000 miles depending on your terrain you have been riding.
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    Usually clutch material, same as the other single cyclinder wet clutch Yamahas I have owned. I change my oil every 500 miles and use Bel Ray Synthetic Blend. it's still very cheap compared to the alternative.
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    I thought synthetic oil was a no-no!

    Anyone else have experience with a synthetic?
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    Many of us have used synthetic oil. Do your 2,000 mile break in first, then change over to it. Mobil One 4t racing oil is great stuff. They shift easier with synthetic too.
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    I thought synthetic oil was a no-no!

    Anyone else have experience with a synthetic?
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    I have tried several different oils including Mobil 1 4t full synthetic. Bel Ray synthetic blend just seems to keep the shifting smooth and consistent longer than anything else I tried. It seems impossible to me, but I definitely notice a difference, especially compared to Rotella, so many many users find excellent. So, as with most other things, your experience may vary! Yamalube dino is very good too btw. Some of it depends on what's available locally.
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    I switched to Belray Syn in a VMAX years ago and it was amazing how much better it shifted and it seems like I remember the idle going up slightly, is that possible ?? I remember for sure the dealer telling me it would !!
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