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When are you guys doing your second oil change? I changed my oil at 600mi after the break-in and am now at 1250mi. Manual says that, after the break-in, oil needs changing every 3000 miles.

So, in terms of that second oil change, have people been waiting for ~3600 miles or are you guys changing it a second time before that? Is there anything else that should be done after the break in but before the next 3k miles other than chain maintenance?
 

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My change oil notifier came on at bout 5000km (4000km from the 1000km initial service), and in your owners manual it will tell you your second service should be at about 6000km.
 

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My change oil notifier came on at bout 5000km (4000km from the 1000km initial service), and in your owners manual it will tell you your second service should be at about 6000km.
As I said, the owners manual says the light will come on every 3000mi after the break-in, so ~3600 miles for the second change. I am simply curious if people are following this or if people are doing a second oil change before that.

I will probably change it again before the summer, but by that time t'll likely be close to the 3000mi anyways.
 

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The manufacturer recommendation is usually a safe estimate for use in normal conditions.

Only reason you should be changing it more often is if you use yours on the track, or love to redline it constantly.
 

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The owners manual says 3000 miles after the 600 mile oil change. I will have my second oil change done at 3600 miles.
 

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Thanks for the input, everyone! I have my shift light set at 8500rpm and regularly go past that range, but not ever really blasting past 11k rpm. It'll probably be fine to change at 3600mi, maybe ill change it a bit earlier.
 

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Oil change intervals are somewhat subjective in that I believe judgment trumps the manual. I change it yearly at least, regardless of mileage - usually part of the winter mothball ritual. You can always change the oil and filter more frequently, but at least as often as manual recommends. (Mine has had three oil changes and has less than a 1000 on it, but consider that 'severe duty' use.)

In reality, the recommended intervals are based up expected life of recommended lubricants and 'normal use' - but those numbers include a lot of 'slop' to account for variations in use, climate, etc. The first oil change is most critical, as that's when the internal bits usually experience the highest wear rate as they bed in. After that, you can monitor oil condition through the sight glass. For example if you use a full synthetic, and mostly distance commute at fairly constant speed, you can probably stretch oil change intervals with no problems. If you do lots of stop and go in hot weather, then maybe more frequent changes are in order.

Vercify - I usually pull and check the air filter while waiting for the oil to drain.
 

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Quick question. Oil change when the word "oil" is flashing? Is the "oil" constantly on when in the right menu on the gauge? I've been riding my bike hard like no other. I need to do oil change soon. Dealerships pricey, I'll do myself.
 

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Quick question. Oil change when the word "oil" is flashing? Is the "oil" constantly on when in the right menu on the gauge? I've been riding my bike hard like no other. I need to do oil change soon. Dealerships pricey, I'll do myself.
The "oil trip meter" is the distance driven since the last oil change reset, and that's when the "oil" is constantly displayed. Push the select button for the board computer to toggle thru the menus.

When the word "oil" flashes, it is overdue for oil service.
 

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I'm glad I read this, my dealer actually told me to bring my bike back to them at 4,000 miles, they did my 600 mile service. Looks like I will be doing to change myself at 3,600.
 

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For example if you use a full synthetic, and mostly distance commute at fairly constant speed, you can probably stretch oil change intervals with no problems. If you do lots of stop and go in hot weather, then maybe more frequent changes are in order.
Do you know if R3 comes from factory with mineral or semi synthetic oil?

Do generally bikes comes with Mineral oil? Or is that a very old concept?
 

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Do you know if R3 comes from factory with mineral or semi synthetic oil?

Do generally bikes comes with Mineral oil? Or is that a very old concept?
It should come with mineral and you should use mineral for the first few oil changes to ensure good break in. Unless you're racing, mineral oil will be perfectly fine.
 

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It should come with mineral and you should use mineral for the first few oil changes to ensure good break in. Unless you're racing, mineral oil will be perfectly fine.
As far as I know and even manual says to put Yamalube Fully synthetic from first service. I never read about using mineral oil for R3.
 

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This is the oil Yamaha provides here and recommends only this. I went with Motul with same grade (7100 10w40) but they said, you can use at your own risk. So technically it is voiding warranty if they want to. This is comparatively cheaper than Motul.



http://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/parts-yamalube-sportypremium.html

Yes, checked the manual. It says Yamalube, it doesn't say mineral or synthetic.


My R3 along with most R3's in India have this vibration from pegs, seats and tank grips. Not sure if this is because of this bad oil. Haven't noticed anyone from other countries complain about the same.
 

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