Hey guys I have been racking my brain about my first oil change on my Vulcan 900 classic.
I purchased this bike with 12,000 miles on it from a dealer that bought it from an auction.
I'm not sure what oil the previous owner used, and I am debating on whether or not I should go with amsoil.
What is racking my brain the most is that I don't plan on riding more than 3,000 miles per year. I understand Amsoil is good for 25,000 miles a year although the filter is only rated for 15,000. What my problem is, does the oil simply breakdown after one year? Is it important to change the oil every year even if I only put 500-3000 miles on the bike in the entire year?
I am thinking it's not really important to spend 70 bucks for oil and filter if I am only riding 3k or less.
I was hoping to get some opinions. I want to take good car of my new ride, but I want to cover all these questions before I put amsoil in the bike, and am stuck continuing with amsoil for the foreseeable future.
Is there a way to tell if the bike has synthetic oil in it already, maybe the previous owner already used amsoil, I just don't have any of these answers due to how I purchased the bike.
I have put about 100 miles on the bike as is. The battery is strong, and it runs great. But I don't know how long it has sat. 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic. 12,000 miles.
Open for advise or opinions.