Day: January 16, 2021

How Often Do I Change the Oil in My Motorcycle?

Replacing your motorcycle’s engine oil is one of the most essential motorcycle maintenance procedures you can perform. As important as changing your car’s oil, changing your motorcycle’s oil at regular intervals is even more consequential.



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Your motorcycle’s oil serves several functions. Failing to properly maintain it can lead to engine and transmission damage, impaired performance and reduced fuel economy. Read on to discover all the reasons you should take your bike’s engine oil health seriously, what type of oil to use and how often to replace it.

Why Motorcycle Oil Matters

Engine oil lubricates the moving parts while protecting the engine from the corrosive nature of moisture, combustion by-products and contaminants with various additives. In contrast to cars, most motorcycles also use the oil as an engine coolant, unless the motorcycle is specifically “liquid-cooled.” Oil is also used to keep a motorcycle’s transmission cooled

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