I am wondering what you are basing the 3000 mile recommendation on. Why not 2000 or 1000 or after the 600 mile break in? I am not trying to be a smart a$$. Just wondering. Where can I get additional advice that 3000 miles is the proper time to switch?ZX-2R said:Just make sure that you have over 3,000 miles or your rings will not properly seat.
CurtCurt said:Castrol told me that I can start using synthetic right away -- no problem.
I see what you are saying. It depends. Full ring seating can be variable, so a magic mileage number is not possible. Different engines, different drivers/riders. Short of tearing an engine down the best guage is MPG.ZX-2R said:Basically you shouldn't switch over till your rings are properly seated...I am not an AMSOIL dealer and ther is NOTHING wrong with any Synthetic as far as I know...just do some research, seriously about micron sizes of material passing through the paper elements.
Thanks for asking...it really makes me feel good to have a valid answer...!
Great web site! Thanks for the link! Looks like Castrol Syntec is (or at least was) Group III, and that certainly makes me second guess their motorcycle oil, too.ipscshooter said:These guys at BMW http://www.bmwoforlando.com/pages/services/tech/faq/syn-oil.htm
Switch to synthetics at 6000 or 600. Not sure how to interpret their site, but I'm guessing the 6000 is a typo. What do you think.
My quest continues. If I come up with something decent I will post it.
I've heard some people claim that riding your bike as hard as possible is the best way to break it in. But I figure that the manufacturers have researched this more than anyone else, and they all say to keep the RPM's down. So Kawaskai says to go easy, and Joe Blow says ride it hard. Who do you think I listened to?ipscshooter said:
I agree that cycling the load, thereby, the thermal profile during break in is important. I also, agree that the RPM/MPG limits are guidelines. Without them some folks would redline in every gear straight out of the showroom.ZX-2R said:I seriously believe that during break in you should vary the temps ...the key is thermal...to breaking one in right...The guide lines of so many RPM is sort of a part of that, But I don't agree that it should be so absolute... this make any sense???