Originally Posted by FLICKIT
Sorry, I don't agree... These engines are hard on oil.... every 3000km is wise...
If the oil is getting close to being black, change it.... Thin black carbon filled oil doesn't lubricate or cool the engine the same as good clean oil does...
(Edit: it probably depends on what sort of oil, and what sort of riding you're doing.... IMO, once the oil is black/burnt looking, change it)
True That- my engine seems to be on the rattly side slightly as well... but the technical manual i have says "oil+filter change every 6000km" but i'll take your advice on it, every 3000.