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1290 Oil change intervals

5k miles or less
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1290 Oil change intervals

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:29 pm

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I just had the first service done on the 1290. The owners manual says the next oil change is at 9300 miles. That seems insane to me.
Do you guys change oil/filter/screens every 5k miles or so or do you go by the manual?
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Re: 1290 Oil change intervals

Postby REDTALE2000 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 am

I’ve been doing changes at roughly 9300, including new filter and cleaning screens if needed for over 85K miles now.
Bike still runs like new if not better than new. If you’re using good oil and not riding in dusty environments, 9300 mile change intervals are just fine. Anything more frequent is a waste of oil. My 2 cents...
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Re: 1290 Oil change intervals

Postby Scotty » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:35 am

I’ll probably end up doing an oil change annually, a winter job to fettle it and bond with the bike (and it’ll hopefully be easier than the 990; no wiring harness or other hardware routed directly beneath a drain point). You can’t change the oil too regularly, but the extended intervals mean it’s no sweat if the interim mileage is higher than you’re normally racking up...
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Re: 1290 Oil change intervals

Postby scamb66 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:47 pm

Scotty wrote:I’ll probably end up doing an oil change annually, a winter job to fettle it and bond with the bike (and it’ll hopefully be easier than the 990; no wiring harness or other hardware routed directly beneath a drain point). You can’t change the oil too regularly, but the extended intervals mean it’s no sweat if the interim mileage is higher than you’re normally racking up...

Its easier than the 990 to change, easy access to everything and nothing gets in the way. I don't do massive km's on mine so it just gets done annually.
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Re: 1290 Oil change intervals

Postby Turk955i » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:08 pm

Every 4k miles for me. Im a prisoner to it. Just can't seem to get away from it .

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Re: 1290 Oil change intervals

Postby gotswap » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:40 pm

annually here as well
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