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what oil would you use. I am thinking about changing to a synthetic but I have heard that it is best to wait until after 5000 miles are on the bike. I have an 02 Mean streak with 3500 miles on it and it seems to be using oil. This is my first bike so I don't know if this is normal?


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It is normal to have to add some oil now and again. If it is over a quart from one oil change to another then I would take it in and have it looked at. As far as synthetic oil there is a lot of types or makes on the market just make sure it is for motorcycles not auto. The reason for holding off on changing to synthetic until 5000 miles is to make sure your bike is broken in. I am not sure on the hard and fast rule for miles before you change. Hope this helps.
 

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most folks wait for a few K miles - i always have :wink:
how much is it using? how many times have you changed it at 3.5k?
 
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