Originally Posted by cirell
Was wondering how long you guys stretch an oil change out to, my manual says 600 miles ( 1000 km) but its a bit restrictive on a long unsupported ride - does anyone increase oil change intervals by using synthetic oils for example.
Any feedback appreciated.
I go by color, smell, and how it feels between fingers. All depends on temps, type of oil, how hard you've ridden it, condition of engine, and other variables. I run mostly Honda synthetic, and will vouch for better oil quality vs regular oils and different brands. 8.95 a quart at the dealer, reasonable enough