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post #1 of 4 Old 09-11-2013, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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600 mile oil change

Ready to do 600 mile oil and filter change.any reccomendation on should I go ahead and start rotella oil.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-11-2013, 08:38 PM
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Sure, any dino oil will do fine.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-11-2013, 08:46 PM
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Kawasaki's oil recommendations are BROAD. The type of oil is markedly less important than its QUANTITY; keep an eye on it.

Oh, and do NOT throw away the oil tube/bypass valve (silver shiny thing in the middle of your oil filter) with the old filter; it's re-usable!
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-12-2013, 12:53 AM
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If you ask me, the 7,500-mile oil change interval called for in the Gen2 Owner's Manual is way too long to wait between oil changes. I mean, way too long. Sometimes I go with the manual's guidelines, sometimes I don't.

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