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Bout to change my oil....

Need people's thoughts on oil filters and oil to use for my bike cause recently bought it about a month and half ago and the engine hasn't been ridden but 500 miles on it but sit for over a year so i want to freshen her up and was curious of what guys have been using and recommend on this. I was leanin towards the k&n oil filter and using a full synthetic oil. But want to get the best bang for ur buck. Since i have to buy 5qts, since my bike holds 4.1qts. Much help would be appreciated. By the way its an 2003 sp2.

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Need people's thoughts on oil filters and oil to use for my bike cause recently bought it about a month and half ago and the engine hasn't been ridden but 500 miles on it but sit for over a year so i want to freshen her up and was curious of what guys have been using and recommend on this. I was leanin towards the k&n oil filter and using a full synthetic oil. But want to get the best bang for ur buck. Since i have to buy 5qts, since my bike holds 4.1qts. Much help would be appreciated. By the way its an 2003 sp2.

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I use these filters.



and this oil, yes full synthetic is a good thing.





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And realize i posted this in the wrong part of the forum, but what about the k&n oil filters? Or should i stay away from them?

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They are expensive and to me, nothing special Purolator filters are some of the best in the market. I only use that brand on my vehicles.

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http://www.motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html



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The article is a lil confusing, but i'll take ur word for it. That castrol full synthetic motorcycle oil won't harm it? I was always told its ok to use synthetic oil in cars and trucks but generally not a good idea in bikes. Have u heard of this? If so why is that? But what ur saying is they are ok on these bikes?

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You want to stay away from oils with molybdenum, that will cause issues with the clutch. I have used this oil for a long while now. My oil changes vary between 1,200 to 2,000 miles, depends on how hard I run her. You will tell when it's time to change oil, the clutch usually tells me on feel.


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So this oil that recommended doesn't have moly?

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Look closely at the picture of the oil container, that is Castrol full synthetic MOTORCYCLE Oil. They leave out the friction reducing additive that damages the clutch plates on motorcycles. If you get full synthetic car oil, it can cause problems with your clutch plates.
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Ok just checking, dont want to harm my engine or clutch
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Because of the convienence, I go to AutoZone, buy Mobil-1 4T 10w40 full synthetic, and a Mobil-1 filter. Filter usually cost about $15 and the oil is usually about $10-$11/qt.
I also go to the dealer (when I plan for it, that is) and buy an OEM filter and Honda HP4S 10w30. It runs around $14/qt.
My bike has the best and smoothest shifts, on the HP4S.
I get about 3000 to 4000 miles from my oil. I can tell when it's time to change by the feel of shifting and the color of the oil.

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