When i was changing my oil today i noticed that one of the bolts on the oil filter is about 3 inches long. Just wanted to tell everyone not to over torque that bolt. It could end up being a really bad situation.
I usually alway change the oil ofer a weekend or a vacation of rideing weather I run 5 tanks through it or 2. If I just go for a short day ride and only burn a tank or so I won't usually change it though.
This is not your ordinary 4stroke, maintenance is a must, if you want to keep it running good. I've heard from many that the CRF is known to eat up oil, which would lead to piston and valve failure. Its better to do regular oil changes than to eat up a piston.
My old warrior, I would change the oil, once every 6 months, then i got into my 2 strokes, i changed the tranny fluid after every 2 rides (about 12hours) This is the way I'm going to treat this bike.
When i change my oil i add a thing called "power up" to it...it greatly extends the length of life the oil has...my dads a heavy duty mechanic and no's alot of poop about that stuff n he said it helps the oil keep its posture alot
Mitco39, That may be true, but the bottom line is. The better you treat your bike the better it will run for you and the less you will have problems. Remember, oil will always stay oil. But, the harder the oil is run through your engine the faster it breaks down and the more deposite it leaves behind. So, wether I go to the woods or the track, I always change my oil every two rides. You can't hurt your engine by changing the oil allot. But, you can hurt your engine by not changing it enough!! B)
Ya i agree with you totaly...I still change my oil about every weeken(depends on how much i ride it) and i add that additive to it to help slow the break down of the oil between that time i changed it and the next weeken...i didnt mean to imply that it makes it soo u can go alot longer the oil.
i just dont like hondas oil filter location. I wish it was like a raptor with the filter on the outdide of the engine. I worry about the threads in the aluminum motor case wearing out from taking the bolts in and out so often. That is the only design flaw that i can see in the design of the engine. I dont mind the labor or cost of oil, but worry how long parts will last taking them apart soo often.