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did an oil change today with good ol' HP4 and honda filter. it was my second change since purchase but first with synthetic oil. this is at 2600 miles.

it does seem to shift quieter and easier now, but it really wasnt an issue before.

I was hoping I would feel a hp increase or just easier revving but I really didnt notice anything in that dept. and it seems to be a little boggy on the bottom now (but this may be due to recently doing the flapper mod and cleaning out the excess plastic crap inside the intake tubes)

I havent had a chance to strech her legs since the oil change, but I might go to the drag strip tomorrow night to see if I notice anything different. hopefully they will be running the full 1/4th instead of the 1/8th like last week.
 

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You thought you'd get HP out of an OIL CHANGE?

You know this isn't GranTurismo right?
 

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first change was done at first dealer service at the 600 mile break in mark.

switching to full synthetic can reduce friction losses in the crank case... I thought I might feel a smoother engine, or a little more pull somewhere.. but nope.
 

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yeah...I wasnt thinking when I posted that...it was a touch over 300 when I took it in.
 

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Break in period is stated at 300 miles, but first oil change service is stated at 600 miles. They are 2 different things; look at your manual again.

That being stated, a lot of people change their oil more often than what is stated in the manual during the first 1000 miles. It just depends upon if you want to go strictly by the manual or you want to do one of the other methods to break in your bike.
 

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first change was done at first dealer service at the 600 mile break in mark.

switching to full synthetic can reduce friction losses in the crank case... I thought I might feel a smoother engine, or a little more pull somewhere.. but nope.
interesting. i didn't notice a difference either, but i did with my gixxer thou
 

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interesting. i didn't notice a difference either, but i did with my gixxer thou
Fully synth made a massive difference to my gsxr600 K1, it removed that common timing belt knocking.

Honda literature in the UK says dont use fully synth in the 08 blade???
 

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All new uk blades from Honda dealers come with fully synthetic oil (Castrol Power 1 racing 4t 10/30) don't they?
Thats what the sticker next to the oil filler says?
Also my bike came with a flyer from Honda uk/Castrol recommending the use of the same fully synthetic oil as above.
Nothing about not using fully synthetic in the owners manual just says use honda equivelant.
 

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All new uk blades from Honda dealers come with fully synthetic oil (Castrol Power 1 racing 4t 10/30) don't they?
Thats what the sticker next to the oil filler says?
Also my bike came with a flyer from Honda uk/Castrol recommending the use of the same fully synthetic oil as above.
Nothing about not using fully synthetic in the owners manual just says use honda equivelant.
so they recomend 10w30? I just bought an 08 1000rr and didnt come with a manual..some posts say use 10w40 others 10w30 others 10w50..any suggestions before i call my local shop?:popcorn2:
 

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Honda literature in the UK says dont use fully synth in the 08 blade???
I was the guinea pig on that one and I have zero issues. My 08 went to the track with 1 km on the odometer. All that was done before getting to the track was 3 heat cycles in the shop (over the course of three days) full hot to full cold on the bench blipping the throttle to keep the rpms fluctuating.

Track prepped bike Repsol 10W50 100% synthetic and did three days back to back on that oil.
On the third day it was 100% wide open throttle down the mosport back straightaway. 450 kms or so on the bike now. Oil level was absolutely identical to before it went to the track days on the dip stick. My exhaust tip is quite dark but no one who followed me detected smoke, I think its just running rich in stock trim with a slipon. My 600RR also has quite a dark exhaust tip on it,
both running yosh slipons.....
 

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so they recomend 10w30? I just bought an 08 1000rr and didnt come with a manual..some posts say use 10w40 others 10w30 others 10w50..any suggestions before i call my local shop?:popcorn2:
Service manual states 10w30, but you'll be fine with any of those. You'll find members running all of those weights. For example, I'm using Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w40.
 

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All the 10w/30 10w/40 etc means is - 10w the low temperature viscosity rating.

40,50 etc - the viscosity rate at 100 deg C.

So a 30 oil is thinner than a 40 oil at 100 deg C etc

Hope this helps as the other guys said book oil is 10/30 but 10/40 etc will be fine.
 

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All the 10w/30 10w/40 etc means is - 10w the low temperature viscosity rating.

40,50 etc - the viscosity rate at 100 deg C.

So a 30 oil is thinner than a 40 oil at 100 deg C etc

Hope this helps as the other guys said book oil is 10/30 but 10/40 etc will be fine.
thanks! called Manassas Honda earlier and the service manager said he does not recomend using senthetic oil OR Repsol oil in my 08 1000 RR. He said that the synthetic will get in to the clutch casing and mess with the clutch..never heard that one before.. Found that very strange to say the least..
 

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how does one get to the oil filter easily? do i need to remove both right lower and mid cowl to do the job?
 

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can someone please give me a couple of good pointers on how to get to the filter. do i need to remove both right lower and mid cowl? any help would be appreciated.
 
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