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Hi everyone, I just bought a Yamaha R3 and unfortunately have to wait till the spring to put any kms on it due to weather and insurance. I am curious about the first oil change. In the owners manual it says 600 miles/1000kms or 1 month. Should I go by the month or by kms? Do you think the oil will be fine until March when it will be insured and ridden? Thanks everyone:)
 

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Well if you haven't put any miles on it I would guess its ok to just start right up in the spring and then do your break-in change at 600mi/1000kms. I don't think the 1 month estimate in the manual applies if the bike hasn't being ridden, but I could be wrong.

Congrats on the purchase, and welcome to the boards!
 

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Oil will be fine. IF a bike sat at a dealership for a month, do you think they change the oil, since those 30 days came before the 600 mile mark?
 

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I wonder why the Ninja 300 and R3 have such a different recommended oil change interval. R3 is every 3k- Ninja 300 is something like 7k? I am going to do mine every 5k from now on with semi syn oil.
 

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Dealership told me every 4k miles. Since this is my first bike ever, and I am a huge performance nut (2014 GT Mustang 400WHP), when it comes to bikes, being this machine is a twin, is it good to use full synthetic oil? stick to yamalube? Royal Purple? whats the consensus?
 

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Dealership told me every 4k miles. Since this is my first bike ever, and I am a huge performance nut (2014 GT Mustang 400WHP), when it comes to bikes, being this machine is a twin, is it good to use full synthetic oil? stick to yamalube? Royal Purple? whats the consensus?
There is never, EVER consensus on oil, especially on forums like this, LOL.

I am using Yamalube for my first two services (600 and 1000mi, respectively). Synthetic is fine too, a lot of people seem to have switched right after the first service and haven't had issues. I will likely only need to change my oil once a year before I put the bike away in December, so I might switch over to synthetic since it seems to be a little better performance wise.

Honestly I don't think you can go wrong. Yamaha recommends Yamalube, so its not going to hurt your bike. That being said, they also want you to buy their stuff, so its by no means the best out there. I think for normal street riding it makes very minimal difference, but that is just me.
 

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I'm going full synthetic after the 2k mile mark. More then likely Motul 300v.
 

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Yamaha handbook actually recommends against using a slipperier oil since it also is used in the clutch. As such, I did a meet in the middle and picked up some of the Castrol Semi-Syn 10W-40. Got it for a great price too.
 
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