Did you reset the Oil indicator after the change?Guys, been using the search but nothing yet. Let's dump it here;
I've had the 1000km(600miles) oil change
Now i'm at 5000km(3000miles) and the dashboard keeps screaming oil. One fellow other R3 rider says it stops at 6000 km's but it's still annoying and confusing at the same time. The manual says after 10000km's i've gotta change the oil but with the winter coming up in one week it might be better to change the oil now.
What do you guys think, don't know what's right now since everyone in my environment's saying different sht.
Thanks in advance
How much did you pay a quart and how long do you plan to keep it in?Just changed my oil today at ~ 3,600 miles to Motul 300V 10W-40 and man only rode for 15 or so miles, but the bike feels so much smoother. Oil can really make a difference, it was expensive oil, but worth it.
http://www.amazon.com/Motul-300V-Competition-Synthetic-Oil/dp/B000VJPUNW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1462839587&sr=8-3&keywords=motul+300v 4L is way more than you need, (I believe manual states 2.1L w/ filter change) but it was much better pricing then picking it up from Cycle Gear ($18.99/qt) or the Yamaha dealer local to me.How much did you pay a quart and how long do you plan to keep it in?
Awesome, good to know and thank you for the info. I was just basing it off of my manual, I figured since it's completely different oil I might be able to get more out of what I'm buying.With Motul full synthetic I would not be afraid to go 7500 miles. I change more often because mine is a race bike and runs at constant high RPMs. Changing at 3000 miles for street riding is overkill IMO.
Just remember, if you are running a lot of high RPMs or in really high temps I would change the oil more often. If you are just commuting with low RPMs and not running in high temps, that is when I would use the oil longer.Awesome, good to know and thank you for the info. I was just basing it off of my manual, I figured since it's completely different oil I might be able to get more out of what I'm buying.
Amazon is $0.44/qt more, free Prime shipping.Look!!! Pep Boys has full synth Castrol 10w-40 motorcycle oil for 6.99 a quart free shipping! You don't need to buy 40 dollars to get the free shipping, I bought 4 quarts and got it!
Go for it. I've used Yamalube because the pricing isn't bad at all. If I have some spare change, I'll run with full synth.I'm going to do my first oil change on my R3 when I winterize my bike tomorrow. It has 6500km on it (2500kms since last oil change). I am debating whether or not to use Motul 7100 10w40 full synthetic or Yamalube. The previous owner did a Yamalube oil change prior to selling me the bike, but I think a nice full synth oil would be better for it.
Open the link below:
Yamaha recommends this oil change kit for the R3, but it's not synthetic oil. This is a SUPER affordable price for a full oil change kit here in Canada.
What do you guys think?