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Do I Really Have To Change My Oil Every Year?




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Dear MOby,

I just saw your answer regards oil change. My manual says that I need to change oil every 3000 miles. But I only ride about 1000 miles per year (very short commute). By the book, I need to perform oil change every three years. Do I really need to change oil every year? Is it okay to change oil every three years, just because I donít ride that much?

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Jay

PS: Just to make myself comfortable, I do oil change once a year.
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1,000 miles a year commuting?
That is what, 2 miles each way per day? Get a bicycle or walk!
Jeez, no wonder you guys need a new pipelibe eh?
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Here is a logical answer to your question........................
Yes, if you only ride 1/3 of the miles required to be reasonable to change your oil.... then put your RC-51 (or any motorcycle, vehicle away for a period of time) for the winter..
WOULD YOU walk a 1,000 miles, then get home and crawl into bed with your dirty clothes, and your sweat ??????
Why would you leave engine contaminate (dirt, gas, carbon, clutch material) to lay on the components (crankshaft, bearings, clutch plates, clutch springs, etc.) for what ever period you choose to not ride the bike????
Just saying??
The oil filter can not, does not gather all the contaminates in your engine (proven facts)
Make , LET your engine live, and save your money (in doing repairs) Change your oil ($20.00 compared to rebuild, $700 -$1500)
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Hello Chaos, fwiw, you missed my point.


It is the mindset of commuting 2 miles on a mc I question.
One abuses his mc by twice a day and then once a year "treat her well"?!
A bit like abusing your spouse 2x a day, but once a year a trip to a spa resort and some new jewelry? :-)


But each to his or her own, even if they donot ATGATT "because it is only 2 miles"..

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Hello Chaos, fwiw, you missed my point.
It is the mindset of commuting 2 miles on a mc I question.
One abuses his mc by twice a day and then once a year "treat her well"?!
A bit like abusing your spouse 2x a day, but once a year a trip to a spa resort and some new jewelry? :-)
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The member ask a simple question, for a logical answer.. The member rides his motorcycle... Ain't that enough??
Don't think the question deserved -any reason of chastising......
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