naah, that's not it - honda engine last long time with 12k km service, as well as yamaha, e.g. my xt660z is like 10k km oil change interval and this engine lasts hundred of thousands of km or miles.Many maintenance schedules are not formulated with ultimate engine longevity in mind. An advertising advantage, lower consumer cost, and amount of waste oil generated in the expected life of the vehicle plays a part in this as well.
Oil is inexpensive compared to an oil-related failure, and if I had to pick one over the other, I'd change oil earlier that what is recommended by the manufacturer. The impression I get from talking to vehicle service reps is that after the warranty period they arent much interested how long your vehicle lasts.
exactly right, my VW Tiguan has 30000 km oil change interval so don't see why motorcycle should have much less.New 2015 Jaguar F-type. Supercharged engine. Approximately 16,000 miles for recommended oil change intervals. Which is what it got.
New 2018 BMW X3. Turbocharged engine. 10,000 mile oil change intervals. Which is what it got and will get.
New BMW R 1200 RT. 6,000 mile oil change interval. I have had the oil sample tested. Plenty of oil life left. Easy 10,000 mile interval according to people that actually know facts about oil. I will change it around, either over or under depending on how trips work out. Would not concern me at all to have 8-9,000 miles on the oil after a long road trip.
Engines like clean oil and enough of it. The confusion starts with describing "clean". You can put new oil in a pan and heat it to 190 degrees and it darkens. So it must be dirty? No, not at all. That is simply some of the additives changing color after heating. 190 is a good oil temperature by the way.
Some of the engines that get astronomical numbers of miles get long oil drain intervals. Proving to me that changing oil at 3,000 miles is a true waste of money. Factor in those that leave a filter seal on the engine, crossthread drain plugs, forget to put in the new oil and start the engine, and so on I will say the averages are in favor of going what your owners manual recommends for a long life of your engine. The less you mess with something, can mean you are better off!
This....cost for oil and a filter isnt a factor at all for me...
My DL650 manual says the same, and I do the same as you. I just do not see the minimal extra cost as relevant - and I get to remove an extra 1/2 cup of used oil as well.Looks like you are interested in a 1000 but my 2017 650 manual says to change the filter only with every third oil change, which in turn is every 6000km or 3750miles (which they round down 3500miles in the manual) or once a year, whichever is reached sooner. In other words one filter every 18000km or 3 years. I have always changed the filter with every oil change in all my vehicles, just seems like a cleaner way to “start fresh” and most manuals require it anyway.
When EVER in doubt, refer to the 1000 here with 400K plus miles using nothing but car oil and Fram oil filters. :wink2: Pretty sure Kith goes with extended oil change intervals as well, and how is/are filtered metal particles mixing around in our oil? Blackstone oil analysis tells it ALL and many here do that, and that includes any metals in the oil and everything else. I agree that all in all oil is cheap, but I don't ever change my oil until 4k/5K miles, and I always change filter every other change. I'm in the full synthetic oil camp, see no reason to not run full synthetic.I'm my own labor on anything I own, so cost for oil and a filter isnt a factor at all for me. Wet clutch engines, I'd prefer not to have metal particles or clutch material in my oil if I can avoid it. And I can, and do.
Whatever works for you.
Realistically, you dont HAVE to do anything at any time...until it quits.