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What is the ideal time to change bike engine oil?


Date: 14 Feb 2015   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Automobiles    Category: Two-Wheelers   

I am using Hero Splendor Pro bike bought in 2011. I want to know what is the ideal time to change bike engine oil? What are the things to keep in mind while changing the oil of bike engine?

How to check engine oil needs to be changed before ideal time? Also mention the ideal procedure to change the bike engine oil.


Check when to change bike engine oil. Get to know what is the procedure to change bike engine oil.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    14 Feb 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There are different views on this point. You can follow a few guidelines based on your usage.
  • If the bike is used for longer distances at a stretch you need to use the oil every 5000 kms.
  • If you are using your bike for shorter trips, you may need to change the oil too often.
  • Hot and dusty conditions cause the oil to be changed very often.


  • Ideally, you need to change the oil at least every 5000 kms. If you are abusing the bike or riding your bike at the maximum speed, you will need to change the oil more often which means around every 3000 kms.


    Author: Aman    15 Feb 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

    You must change the engine oil of your bike in a specific period of time and as per my opinion you must change the engine oil of your bike between 10-12 months. If any of the below mentioned points are valid in your case, then I strongly recommend you to change the engine oil:

    • If your Bike has covered 2800kms-3000kms from last engine oil

    • If your bike has traveled regularly for 1 year time

    • If your engine oil color turns black


    You must take proper care to change the engine oil of your bike.


    Author: [Anonymous]    17 Feb 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

    You can change the engine oil in your bike once in a every month if you are daily riding your bike for more than 40 kilometers.




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