mugget Posted December 29, 2011 Report Share Posted December 29, 2011 Hi All, I just thought I'd see if the Chief could let me know what kind of maintenance schedule would be good for a track bike? Or what kind of schedule is used for the school bikes? Sportbike technology is improving and so service intervals are being lengthened, but for the majority of bikes out here, and for mine it is 6,000km for an oil and filter change. I have been tending to do and oil & filter change after every 3 track days, or at least at 3,000km intervals if say I've done 2 track days and some road riding. I figure it's cheap insurance, but I also wonder if it's overkill. I know some people just stick to the 6,000km interval (after all why would a manufacturer recommend something that would be bad for the bike - and a sportbike is made to be ridden on a track, right?) I have met one person who was so confident that he only does the oil & filter at 8,000km regardless of how much track and road riding he does! (That's an extra 2,000km beyond his recommended service interval.) Now I didn't want to create an 'oil thread', but I've got to ask - does the school use (or would you recommend) using something like Rotella with the appropriate API specifications? I have heard that a bunch of guys in the U.S. use it, but we don't have anything quite like it in Australia (although I am trying to find some alternatives that can be purchased in bulk, or are just cheaper). Thanks for any info! Cheers Edit to add: I thought that I had come across something about oil before, found the post here: http://forums.superbikeschool.com/index.php?showtopic=2996&view=findpost&p=23774 Which basically advises to check the oil colour rather than going by any particular mileage. Makes sense since the usage will have the most affect on the oil. It also looks like the school bikes go to around 2,500 miles (~4,000km) for an oil change. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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