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Changed my oil at 300 miles....now have 1,200. Should I go ahead and change it now? When's the next "recommended" oil change?

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Here is an interval chart from Triumphs website.

t100 interval

500 miles, then every 6000 miles with full synthetic. For details, please refer to the oil debate threads (full synth change every 3000 miles, etc). ;)
 

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I changed my oil at 500 miles, then at around 1,000 miles, then at 6000, then at 12,000. I tore my motor down at 17,000 miles and it had the same oil in it since 12,000 miles.

At 17,000 miles on the motor w/ basically 4 oil changes, I could still see the honing in the bores. Not that the bores are the highest areas of wear, I'd think the cams and shims would be the highest at the lobe, and also on the cams themselves since there are no cam bearings, just oil. Synthetic oil is good stuff, but change it as often as makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

It's expensive stuff to change all the time...

BTW, here's a pic of my bores at 17,000 miles:

 

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On 2007-03-10 18:17, GrayMitchell wrote:
Changed my oil at 300 miles....now have 1,200. Should I go ahead and change it now? When's the next "recommended" oil change?

-Gray
I changed at 500, 800, 1200, and now I'm getting ready with under 3000 to change it agan.
Around town riding, and clutch contaminants can ruin any oil. 2500-3000 is my personal max-mileage between changes on any M/C.
Fresh oil never hurt an engine......yeah I know, as long as there are no friction modifiers or excess amounts of moly....clutches hate that *****.
 
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