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Re: 10w60 Oil Alternatives
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2014, 08:47:10 pm »
I should also have mentioned the Chemist I had the discussion with is an avid bike and car enthusiast. He has had a ktm 950 for many years and done some hard kilometres on it and also rides an HD softail for the street. Neither bike had ever had the brand specified oil and both bikes are pretty long in the tooth and still going strong.

His rule of thumb was always to change no later than 75% of the rec distance/hours. If your concerned, rich, anal or enjoy doing a service, or have maybe raced Baja or been in very dusty conditions, do it at 50%.

That's pretty much what a lot of riders do I gather. Like it's said, "an oil change is pretty cheap, a motor change isn't".

Cheers to all and happy riding.