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Old 05-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default New FZ8, first 600 mile oil, filter change

Hi anybody out there with sound advice if its really needed for the bike to go back to the dealer for 600 mile oil change. I have been riding and maintaining motorcycles for a long time and want to do the oil change on my new FZ8. The sales person told me that there was a rev limiter on the engine for break in and that needed to be removed! Has anyone heard that before?
Its more of the hassle to get the bike all the way to the dealer than it is the cost they would charge me for the service.
Also has anyone switched over to Amsoil for their fist change?
Thanks for any good advice.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Rev limiter? Wind it up and see if it cuts out. Mine doesn't.
300 kms on mine, changing oil this week. What filter are you guys using. Got 2 K&n 204 for $14 each canadian. Will go one more round of mineral base oil and then full synthetic. Sound good?
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Here are a couple of threads to look at.
http://www.fz8-forum.com/forum/garag...er-600-ml.html
http://www.fz8-forum.com/forum/garag...l-filters.html
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I went to a dealer looking for a alternative to the stock oem filter for a 09FZ6. Was told I could save a bit of cash and buy the HIFLOW HF204, just used it on my new FZ8. Don't really know if a few dollars savings over the oem filter is really worth any problems down the road with my FZ8, but was told the HIFLOW were good filters.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:15 AM   #5
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Rev limiter
Sounds like a scam to get you back in. They know that you won't risk red lining it with 600 miles on it.
Change it your self, use regular motorcycle oil for the first 2 changes to flush out all the crap thet comes off new motors, then switch to full synthetic.
Keep all your receipts and write it in your owners book.
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Darn, I put the good amsoil in the bike yesterday, ready to head to work on it now. I sorta jumped the gun and did the first oil change before I posted anything on this site.
Well I guess I just waisted the money on the amsoil, since I will change the oil again soon.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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Rule number 1: Salesmen lie.
Rule number 2: Salesmen don't know anything technical, so see Rule number 1.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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Hi anybody out there with sound advice if its really needed for the bike to go back to the dealer for 600 mile oil change. I have been riding and maintaining motorcycles for a long time and want to do the oil change on my new FZ8. The sales person told me that there was a rev limiter on the engine for break in and that needed to be removed! Has anyone heard that before?
Its more of the hassle to get the bike all the way to the dealer than it is the cost they would charge me for the service.
Also has anyone switched over to Amsoil for their fist change?
Thanks for any good advice.
What a crock of crap. The dealership wants to charge you a small fortune for labor to change your oil. I did mine in about half an hour, with filter change.
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Oh yah, changing oil and filter is very simple, just wish I waited for the second oil change before I switched to Amsoil.
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