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What are your thoughts on the oil change interval for a 470 big bore.

I know the Suzuki manual recommends 6000 miles for a stock 400 but I would never let it go that long without a change.

I'm thinking maybe 500 - 1000 miles for a 470.

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I do 1k street and 500 miles dirt using a quality synthetic... many change considerably more often than that. I'd never go over 1k no matter what.

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... and that goes for any DRZ. The manual is nutz!

Ya the manual is nuts. I think they call for the break in oil change at 600 miles. Many TT members changed their break in oil at 50 miles and it was full of glitter, etc. I wouldn't follow the manual, oil is cheap, better safe than sorry anyday, especially with a big bore and running the bike hard.

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1000 or 6000 is not right.either too frequent or too long imo.

think of the environment and your motor.there must be a happy medium there.

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