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Break in oil, get it OUT!

So all you that don't change you oil on your new bike till you hit 3000 miles this is on my 08 ZX that has 46 miles on it! I cut the filter with sheet metal sheers as to not get cutting shaving in the filter!


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So all you that don't change you oil on your new bike till you hit 3000 miles this is on my 08 ZX that has 46 miles on it! I cut the filter with sheet metal sheers as to not get cutting shaving in the filter!



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Make me feel a whole lot better about doing Oil changes at 25 - 50 -100 -200 KM on my bike ( Hard breakin )
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That's what the filter is supposed to do. What's the difference if you change the oil and the oil filter now? Are you gonna change it in another 100 miles? Save your $$$.

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That's what the filter is supposed to do. What's the difference if you change the oil and the oil filter now? Are you gonna change it in another 100 miles? Save your $$$.
Mental note to self never buy a bike off of this guy!!!!

and yes I change it again at 600 miles! but if I need to explain brake in and why it's important to get the oil out it's a wast of my time!
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My last NINE (9) Ninjas, that I bought brand new and followed manufacturers recommended procedures, were problem free. Along with my 6 previous new cars. BTW they were all taken too their limits after break-in and first oil changes...approx. 2000-2500 miles. If you race 'em....different story.

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I am almost sure that is why they want you to change the oil at 3000, because all the reciprocating parts need time to mesh and seal properly. My brand new bike did the same thing.


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Mental note to self never buy a bike off of this guy!!!!

and yes I change it again at 600 miles! but if I need to explain brake in and why it's important to get the oil out it's a wast of my time!
I also change my oil at 50 / 600 miles as well on a new bike. Certainly can't hurt anything.

Peace of mind is worth the dollar$ to me as well.

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I have allready Changed mine twice allready 500 & 1000 miles never thought about cutting filter open though.

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Did you guys filter the oil through cheese cloth to see any shavings?

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If it was in the circulating oil I'd be worried, but that's what the filter is there for. I changed mine at 600 and 4,000 just as I do with all my bikes, my R1 is showing over 52,000 now and runs just fine, my 636 is on 20,000 and sounds like new. How many bikes will end up in the breakers before they get engine trouble anyway?

I don't think it would make any difference to Kawasaki if they recommended a 50 mile change, but they offer a warranty with a 600 mile change so I imagine the bean counters are convinced there aren't going to be many claims.
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