How often do you change your oil/filter? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
View Poll Results: How often do you change your engine oil/filter?
Every 1,000 miles 0 0%
Every 1,500 miles 0 0%
Every 2,000 miles 3 7.50%
Every 2,500 miles 5 12.50%
Every 3,000 miles 12 30.00%
Every 3,500 miles 2 5.00%
Every 4,000 miles 6 15.00%
Every 5,000 miles 8 20.00%
> Every 5,000 miles 4 10.00%
As soon as the oil changes to a dark color 0 0%
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How often do you change your oil/filter?

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Usually once a year upon winter storage.
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Usually once a year upon winter storage.
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Regardless of how many miles you put on it during the riding season?

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On the Versys oil every 3000 miles or so. Oil Filter Never........

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Argh crap... i need a re-vote... 5000miles is wrong it should be 5000KM
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Was changing every 3,000 using Mobil 1 4t. My mechanic was like hey man give that oil instead throwing out I will put in my bike for another 5. lol
So now I am going 5,000 between changes, Editing because I re-read some of the post, and relized that I will change it out every season even if I do not get 5,000 on the odometer.

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I liked Invader's answer. Thats more my style even though I have changed the oil without changing the filter mid-season I am probably accomplishing nothing but consuming 1.7L of oil. That is not a bad downside actually.

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I checked 3000 miles, but I'm comfortable letting it go till about 5000 miles, since I use synthetic. I change the filter with every oil change.

And, before you ask, coolant gets flushed/changed every other year! With silicate-free stuff. I usually just get the motorcycle premix stuff.
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On the Versys oil every 3000 miles or so. Oil Filter Never........
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I change both at either 5,000 miles or at 8,000 kms. My "reminder" is the odometer: in AZ if the 'thousands' end in either '5' or '0' it's time to change (ie= 25,000 or 30,000); and in BC if the 'thousands' end in something divisible by '8' (ie= 40,000 or 48,000, etc) it's time to change.

That way I don't need to look for my records of WHEN I last did it. (Learned this from one of my "hot rod" chums.)


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Twice a year.

Drain and refill in fall.

New Filter and drain and refill in Spring.

Or vice versa.


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5,000, 'cuz that's what it usually ends up being at my yearly oil/filter change.

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