I was wondering what the general consensus was as to Kawasaki's recommended oil changes at 7500 mile intervals.
Where does Kawasaki recommend a 7,500-mile oil change, Rustydust (reference, please)?
Here's a 6000-mile oil change interval schedule (after initial 500-mile change) from the 2007 OWNERS'S MANUAL
Is even 6000 miles too far to go without changing oil? Regardless, haven't seen the 7500-mile interval mentioned in any Kawasaki literature; may be something new with the Generation 2s.
I doubt running recommended API service code and viscosity oil at the appropriate level, for the 6000-mile change interval recommended by Kawasaki, would result in catastrophic failure or severely truncated service life.
The only oil-related malfunctions of which I'm aware involve the LACK of oil!
A bit off-topic, but:
Speaking of Kawasaki oil recommendations, I know of none proscribing "friction modifiers" or "energy-conserving" in oil descriptors; further, I know of no KLR650 clutches compromised by such lubricants . . . perhaps some forum member has direct experience/observation of such heartbreak . . .