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Old 7th October 2016, 18:06   #46
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Originally Posted by abhinav.s View Post
If I may, which Motul oil are you using? The 5100? If the manual recommends oil change interval at 2000kms, then I feel you are better off doing that than trying to source an oil to increase the drain interval.
Thanks. I am using Motul 5100 15W50 (Semi-Synth). (Yamaha recommends 20W40)

Originally Posted by a4anurag View Post
I maintained an interval of either 2000 kms and 6 months whichever is earlier.
Thanks. I used to follow the same - this is the first time I have exceeded 2000 kms ( but not 6 months - change the oil once before the onset of monsoon : by June and once in winter by end November; new oil + cold Pune air = sweet sounding engine )

So guess that larger kms (or longer drain interval) does affect the performance.
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Old 15th November 2016, 18:42   #47
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Originally Posted by vrprabhu View Post
Sorry to bump an old thread.

Can you please share the oil change interval which you have been following?

I have been using Motul (Yamaha Gladiator) and find that within 3000 kms the shifting becomes rough (the manual recommends 2000 kms oil change, BTW)
I am surprised, have an RTR and an Apache 150. With synthetic oils the the drain interval is usually 5K+ kms and the max I have pushed is around 7.5K kms on a motul 300v and petronas sprinta. Both the times the mech who changed the oil confirmed that the oil still had life for another 1K kms. And mind you do like to rev my engines hard, the bikes used to see 8k rpms atleast a few times a day.

I make it a point to change the oil when the bike is warm, use a fresh filter and use an oil flush every alternate oil change.

I would suggest before changing your oil to have your clutch cable adjusted to see if your gearshift smoothens . Also have physical examination of the oil and try to study how bad it is.
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