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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-23-2015, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Switching oil types

So I got have 04 600 with 8k miles on it not sure what oil the previous owner used. Now it has 13k miles and the past few oil changes I used non synthetic Castrol motorcycle oil. I now want to switch to full synthetic oil. Is it ok to switch over to a full synthetic given the year and that I previously used non synthetic? Also how other do you guys change your oil? I've been doing about 2,000 miles. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 02:49 AM
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Re: Switching oil types

Engine oil recommendations are in the owner's manual.

Oil quality is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and life. Always select good quality engine oil.
Suzuki recommends the use of SUZUKI PERFORMANCE 4 MOTOR OIL or equivalent engine oil. Use of
SF/SG or SH/SJ in API with MA in JASO.
Suzuki recommends the use of SAE 10W-40 engine oil. If SAE 10W-40 engine oil is not available, select an
alternative according to the following chart.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2015, 06:46 AM
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Re: Switching oil types

You will be fine switching to synthetic. And for regular street use, go with every 3,000 miles, and for track use don't go more than 3 weekends.

Or, if you want to get technical, send a sample of your oil to Blackstone and have them do a breakdown. That will give you better info on how your oil condition is, and when you need to change it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ohok thanks guys
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