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Yes, I probably could've titled this question better but... :thumbsup:

I am completely anal about changing my oil, both sides. I change both and the filter after EVERY ride (usually 3 hours of hard, fast trail riding). It gets a little expensive but I like the "piece of mind".

So, anyone else out there do this? Or do you think I'm wasting my money/time?

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I dunno. I change oil every 3 hours, filter every 3rd change.

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BV Beard is right, you can't change the stuff enough. Just buy it by the case and keep plenty of filters on hand.

I am using Amsoil 0W40 in both sides. It definitely shifts better than using the Honda gold bottle stuff. When I run out of Amsoil maybe I'll switch to Rotella.

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You can't change it enough. I switched to Rotella just so I could afford to change the oil every ride. :thumbsup:

Yeah, I'd rather use medium grade oil and filter and change it more than high grade stuff and change it less often.

That's why I use those Hiflofiltro filter from Cyclegear. I can't believe what the dealer charges for the OEM filters: $9.95.

Even with these cheaper filters, I'm thinking that I'm a candidate for a SS filter. As often as I'm changing, I would "pay off" an SS filter in 7-12 rides. Do you guys like the SS filters (I'll do a search as I'm sure this one's been talked about...)?

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On my '02 I was changing the oil after every ride, sometimes every other ride.

On my '05 I hardly change the oil. I just top it off when it gets low. :thumbsup:

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My wife likes "Anul Lube"

I think it is in the grease catagory though!

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SS and CRD stainless filters are excellent. I run the CRD (it was slightly cheaper) and have never had a problem. It gets cleaned in gasoline every time I change oil (which is every third ride or one raceday), and I've already saved money on oil filters. :thumbsup::ride::applause:

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My wife likes "Anul Lube"

I think it is in the grease catagory though!

I knew somone had to "go there". :thumbsup::ride:

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SS and CRD stainless filters are excellent. I run the CRD (it was slightly cheaper) and have never had a problem. It gets cleaned in gasoline every time I change oil (which is every third ride or one raceday), and I've already saved money on oil filters. :thumbsup::ride::applause:

Thanks to all for the input...I'm going SS.

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You can't change it enough. I switched to Rotella just so I could afford to change the oil every ride. :thumbsup:

:applause: EXACTLY! :ride:

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I guess I'll be the one to say you're wasting your money. You can safely cut your oil changing and filter changing costs in half. Regular oil changes are important but over doing them is not a benefit. Changing your oil too often may be best for peace of mind but is not necessary.

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You guys are nuts. You don't have to change your oil or clean your air filter after every ride.

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You can't change it enough. I switched to Rotella just so I could afford to change the oil every ride. :thumbsup:

I used to run hp4m on the motor side and honda red bottle on the tranny. The engine side would change color and look worn out after 1-2 rides. Rotella t still looks great after 4 rides, its just as clean and thick as it is new. I still change my oil every few hours but this rotella t seems to be the shiznit. Oh and the clutch feel is 100% better then that 80-85 honda stuff. There is a rotella t 80-85 tranny oil also for 3 bucks.

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a question about ss filters,ive heard they dont filter as good as paper ones,meaning the ss filters let bigger particles through.is this something to worry about?

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change oil every 200-250 miles. and that includes filter. and clean the airfilter after every ride.

i say airfilter do every ride, but yeah, i think your a little over board with the engine oil.

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