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how often do you gents at the track do oil/filter changes?

I have been to 2 track days, novice group and ride street daily. is it time to change the oil and filter, or can I go a couple more track days?

let me know what you all think and how often you change the oil on your track bike. btw I am running Mobil1 synthetic with the Mobil1 filter.
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I use AMSOIL Full Synth and per my engine builder, I change the oil every weekend and the filter every other weekend.

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Id change it a max of three track days. Really it depends how you ride and what not. If you regularly see high rpms id change it more often. When I raced mx we changed it every weekend.

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I'll be changing mine after every other weekend.

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I'll go everyother weekend if I'm doing a doing a trackday/race weekend, Just a race weekends I'll go 3-4 races.

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I change mine every weekend, and filter everyother


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how often do you gents at the track do oil/filter changes?

I have been to 2 track days, novice group and ride street daily. is it time to change the oil and filter, or can I go a couple more track days?

let me know what you all think and how often you change the oil on your track bike. btw I am running Mobil1 synthetic with the Mobil1 filter.
i've been going 2-3 weekends between oil and filter changes. i never change them separately; i figure if i'm gonna do the oil, i'll do the filter, too.

likely, you can go further if you're using a decent synthetic oil and a quality filter. i've talked to racers that change their oil and filter in the spring every year and that's it. not sure i trust any oil that much. it's cheap insurance to change it regularly.

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i am with those saying every 3-4 track days, and chainging the filter every OTHER oil change. The manual states 8,000 MILES
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Changing every track day is total overkill .. can't hurt, but a waste. Remember, your only changing about 1/2 the oil. over 4 qts is needed from a fresh rebuild, when you change oil your doing what, 2.2qts or so?

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i am with those saying every 3-4 track days, and chainging the filter every OTHER oil change. The manual states 8,000 MILES
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Changing every track day is total overkill .. can't hurt, but a waste. Remember, your only changing about 1/2 the oil. over 4 qts is needed from a fresh rebuild, when you change oil your doing what, 2.2qts or so?
This, is something I was not aware of. Interesting for those changing over to full synthetics or different viscosity and weights, so they will have half and half for the first change?


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This, is something I was not aware of. Interesting for those changing over to full synthetics or different viscosity and weights, so they will have half and half for the first change?
No. That's if u change the oil only and not the filter.
If u do both you will be fine.

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