Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fair Oaks, Caliphornia
Well... here we go. It's a good idea for the dealer to do the 600 miler just so they can check everything out and make sure there's no bad stuff in the oil and all the hatches are battened down as it were.
You'll find all kinds of opinions on oil and filters around the site. Probaqbly the best bet is to stay away from Fram filters. Personally I use Mobil1 V-Twin oil and Walmart Supertech oil filters. Now, before you react to the Wally-World special, they're really good filters and cost about $3-$4 a pop or so. The oil I use is pricey, but I'm comfortable with that. Most sythtics are good as long as they're spec'd right by the owners manual. Synthetic blends can be really good as well. Many stay strickly with Dino. The owner's manual tells you to change at 7500 mile intervals. Most people do it at 3000-3500 or so. I go 5000, but then I'm using a top-shelf sytnthetic. Amsoil is supposed to be the best, but not exactly readily available down the street and can also be expensive. Those who use it, really love it.
Bottom line: cruiz the oil and lube section. You'll find all kinds of information to get you informed and confused at the same time. If nothing else reading the exchanges can be entertaining at the very least.
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Last edited by Rollingbones; 08-11-2010 at 04:46 PM.