Hey, I just bought a 2008 V star 1100 classic with 19 original kms. (about 11 miles). The bike has been sitting under cover in a garage since May, 2009 so she says. Her dad rode it home from the dealer and then passed away soon after. So my question is what oil should I use from now to 1000 kms, the first scheduled oil change. Does Yamaha use a break in oil on these new engines or is it regular motorcycle oil. Thanks in advance for any help.
Everything I say is 2nd hand, I'm not a mechanic. Yamaha ships new bikes with mineral 10/40, most sources I read say switch to synthetic after 1500 miles.
Our company runs a fleet of both gas and diesel powered vehicles. As to oil changes, our fleet manager says, "oil doesn't have an expiration date, the only thing that breaks down oil is mileage.
Lots of opinions on how to break in a new engine and when to change oil. Search on the web and decide for yourself. I changed the oil and filter at 100 miles, some say 1st change should be at 20.
Sounds like you got yourself a new bike without a new bike price, well done !!!!
I'm in Central Oregon, currently it's down in the lower 20's at night and mid 40's in the day. I ride when the sun shines. Yamaha ships with 10/40 so that's what I'm using as a break in oil.
Best of luck, have as much fun as you can safely have !!!!!