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Old 04-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #246
996DL
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Joined: Aug 2006
Location: too far from the Rockies...
Oddometer: 2,070
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Originally Posted by fbj913 View Post
I know there are a million oil threads but for some reason when people do this, it drives me nuts. I just don't understand why you would change your oil every 2,000 miles. I have a friend who does this and he swears that it makes his bikes last longer. But, how do you know they wouldn't last that long anyway. The money you can save changing the oil 6,000 miles (I push my oil because Amsoil guarantees it, so I will go 10,000 plus depending on how I've ridden), if indeed the motor doesn't last as long, I could replace the motor and probably still save more money than changing the oil every 2,000 miles. You have changed your oil about 4 times before I've changed mine once. Let's just say a synthetic oil change is $60 including the filter. Every 50,000 miles I spend $300. Every 50,000 miles you spend $1,500. Wowzer! And for what? Absolutely nothing.
You would have liked BMW's lifetime fill rear differentials, on the 2005+ boxers...

Oil's cheap, motors aren't.
Each to their own.

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