when to change to oil?

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby misplacedyank » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:29 am

chaos2 wrote:I just changed the 20-50 out of mine for a lighter weight synthetic for the winter. Only 1500k, maybe I should save it and put it back in next spring?


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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby barnone » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:54 am

Never had an engine failure because of oil. I follow the manufacturer's guidelines.

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby 4Paws » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:08 pm

chaos2 wrote:I just changed the 20-50 out of mine for a lighter weight synthetic for the winter. Only 1500k, maybe I should save it and put it back in next spring?


Run the used oil in the snowblower over the winter then put back in the Ural, don't want to put stale dino oil in anything.
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby Michal » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:09 pm

I wonder why Ural U.S. manual specifies oil change interval 2500km while European manual says oil change interval 5000km. Difference in fuel or climate?

I used to change motor oil every 5000km, gearbox oil every 15000km and FD oil every year. Everything worked fine even when I like offroad rides.
However I got lazy at writing down odometer status at service lately, so I switched to change motor oil every year regardless of kilometers. So the oil interval is now 4000-7000 depending on how great the year was. Doing so for 3 years and the engine still works great.
Doing the same with another motorbike and older car (not used everyday, odometer died few years ago) and works good as well.
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby dogboy443 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:03 pm

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby stagewex » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:56 pm

Stick with the factory stuff.

I change the oil every 6 months and hope to do so tomorrow on the Ural. Then next June. All the other fluids as well.
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby stevesdniper » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:43 pm

cueman wrote:Changing oils often is just one less thing that you have to worry about. :) cueman
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That is until you strip the sump plug of course :oops:

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby eastbloc » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:02 pm

Michal wrote:I wonder why Ural U.S. manual specifies oil change interval 2500km while European manual says oil change interval 5000km. Difference in fuel or climate?


Maybe they don't trust U.S. owners to follow the interval, so they build in some tolerances :lol:
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby stevesdniper » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:40 pm

I would change it in the evening...That way the fresh oil will be in the engine longer, unless you ride at night of course, in which case I would change it about 9.30am....

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby addseo1115 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:41 am

Frequent routine maintenance = more beer drinking opportunities.
If "the book" says 2,500km that's what I do.
People think nothing of $200 farkles yet try and save $6 by not changing the oil?
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby chaos2 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:56 am

Ural's age in dog years, so 2500km would be the same as 17500km on a normal bike, or about 10,850 miles which is pretty good.
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby mouka » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:16 am

If you are using SueprTech from WalMart, then change it every 1000 miles. It only costs $12 a jug of 5 quarts. That's a lot of oil for very little cash. So go ahead and change it.
Now if you use some synthetic supermatic hypergelatic ultramagnetic oil, then you can wait until you get back home. These types of oil cost a lot more than Wally world cheap oil.
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby WEGUNTER » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:36 pm

change the oil.................................when it gets dirty. run dino 20/50 whatever is on sale.

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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby lomax » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:23 pm

I am also very anal about my bikes and on the Ural I do all the fluids every 5000km :lol: I think even these things can go 3000 miles between changes.

This is my third Ural and I have never had a oil related failure. Now where is that fingers crossed smilie :roll:

I did do all fluids at 500km, 1000km and then at 5000km. It got to the point of no swaff what so ever on the trans and final drive so I may up the mileage on those. Engine oil looks like new at 5000km now. :foilhead:
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Re: when to change to oil?

Postby BernardCain » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:08 am

I change the oil of my bike every 1000 kms to maintain the efficiency of the bike.


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