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XR650R OIL CHANGE QUESTION

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I'm off to Morroco next week. I reckon It'll be about 5,000km trip.

I change my oil every 1,000km as I understand you should.

However, I read somewhere that for dual sport use it that could be extended considerably. I had planned on doing 3 changes. I'm taking 3 filters and some oil.

Any thoughts?

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My thoughts are do more oil changes than that. Forget about all those filters. Twos enough. One for the entire trip, and one for backup.  Replace that with another 2L. Theres dirty oil sure. Thats not all oil does is get dirty. It also wears down in its strength of protection. Hot pancake syrup oil aint doing ish.

Or use synthetic 

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That's alot of oil to carry, I'd double the interval unless the bike gets really hot. Mine gets a new filter every other oil change same with the old 600 which had over 25,000 miles when sold.

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Yeah, unless that oil is over-heating, you should be able to go longer than 1000 km for sure. I would think at least 2000 km, but it wouldn't' hurt to keep an eye on the level. If it is consuming oil more rapidly or if you start smelling fuel int he oil after 1000 km, the more frequent changes would be warranted.

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