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Offline markbvt

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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2011, 03:17:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by brid tiger [+]
This is my 8Th new Triumph over the last 6 years and they have all had the first oil change at 500 miles so i am going with what i know works as i have a 2 years warranty with it being a new bike that gives me some peace of mind .. :300:

Well... any potential wear caused by metal fragments during break-in likely wouldn't cause any significant issues during those first two years, but rather later in the engine's life. So if you only keep bikes for short periods of time, I suppose it's a nonissue. But I break my vehicles in under the assumption I'll be keeping them for a long time and putting a lot of miles on them. I'm looking to avoid potential problems long after the warranty has expired.

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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2011, 06:06:33 PM »
Hi,

Rightly or wrongly if and when I get my bike (the first new one I've owned) I'm going to follow the advise in the link below from Kev Ash respected UK journalist and biker.

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/running

Cheers,
Andy
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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2011, 07:04:37 PM »
Nice one wuckster  :028: reassured me that i have done it right  :031:
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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2011, 09:21:54 PM »
Cheers Wuckster, seems i am doing it well  :038:

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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2011, 07:52:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Turboarrow [+]
I plan to do 500 miles over a weekend (when I get the bike) so collect friday, service monday, 170 Mile oil change would be on the side of a motorway :107:


Running in...........Motorway.........does not compute!!!

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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2011, 08:13:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by foey [+]

Running in...........Motorway.........does not compute!!!

well spotted, you are correct, i mean somewhere on a road, hopefully warmer than here  :190:
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Re: Oil Changed at 170 Miles
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2011, 09:49:00 AM »
depending on when (not if,  :157: don't go there) Im reckoning on doing the run in either before or during the ride of respect weekend (http://www.rideofrespect.co.uk/). don't plan on any motorway stuff though.. its a bimble down the Welsh side of the border to, and the English side back. should be around 6..7 hours inclusive of stops all in each day

TBH honest if the delivery gets late then I'm tempted to do it as a swansong on the Versys. Im almost  sad to see the Versys go, its been such fun, but I expect the 800 to a bit better in almost all categories so looking forward to the tiger's arrival

 


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