I've never had an oil analysis done so I don't know anything about it. I could do it after about a 1000 miles on the new synthetic, or perhaps it would be best test the present dyno oil. The guy I bought it from had it changed at the local Kawasaki dealership when he had the carb rebuilt over a year ago. While it looks good, it's obviously got to be changed for the reasons we all understand.
Where should I send the oil and how much does the lab need? I assume I should take a sample while I'm draining the oil. I'm taking my KLR to Death Valley for some off road riding the last week of the month and will change it upon my return. I also could change the oil at my campsite while there after a good day's ride and with it very hot which is perhaps best.
I changed the oil and transmission fluid on friend's Harley Softail Classic at our campsite at the 2015 Sturgis event.
I personally think that having an oil analysis performed at any mileage less than 3000 miles is a waste of time, resource & money, unless one is suspecting internal engine problems.
My first ever oil analysis was performed on 5000 mile used oil from my KLR.
One needs to divide the ppm of wearable metals by the thousands traveled,
say 22ppm of Alum / 5.0k = 4.4 ppm per 1k, verses the BSL Universal Average for KLR's of 33ppm of Alum / 1.9k = 17.368 ppm per 1k.
This allows one to more directly compare to the average of many oils or others specific chosen oils.
Here is the oil analysis thread, https://www.klrforum.com/klr-other-m...is-thread.html
There are numerous brands of oil samples scattered through out the thread. Tom Schmitz has used 3 brands, so one needs to confirm the info at top of each report.
Blackstone Labs will currently send you Postage Pre-Paid sample kits and you can learn the proper procedures from their site, https://www.blackstone-labs.com/info.../gas-sampling/
The standard tests are $28 as of my last test in Nov 2019.