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Dear fellow Vic riders , This info which I conjured up from my own experience this Sunday when I changed my oil for the second time, is what I find factual based solely on my bike, although lots of you have the exact same driveline as I. My first oil change was at 596 miles , my second, after given advice on this forum that I could most likely go 5000 mi. between changes, and I believe the owners manual states 5000 miles per, BUT , I decided to change it at 3600 mi. I only use the Victory oil change kit. The oil I drained out was black, and the consistency of water, I did warm up bike for about a 5 mi. ride , after seeing the oil I'm glad as hell I didn't wait for 5000 . My point , after a new filter and fresh Vic oil, my bike is noticeably quieter , less valve train clacking mostly , shifts smoother, and runs Better. Never in my opinion , would I wait until the 5000 mile mark, I don't care if it cost 200.00 to change the oil after seeing what my 106 did to that oil, 3000 is tops for me. Maybe when this has 10 to 15 thou on it and is well broken in , things will be different , but I don't know....

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Myself and many others consider changing the oil cheap insurance as well as providing peace of mind. Just like the car ads say, Your mileage may vary, same goes for the oil. We all ride differently and I, for one, can not disagree with your decision, Mags.

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RICZ , I was honestly shocked at how much better the bike was after an oil change. I sit in traffic a lot if I ride to and from work, stop and go. What a difference though. Shocking to me how dark the oil I drained out was. So glad I didn't wait.

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I think you should have your oil analyzed and ask if your changing to soon or to late. Ask what they find in your oil.
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Dear fellow Vic riders , This info which I conjured up from my own experience this Sunday when I changed my oil for the second time, is what I find factual based solely on my bike, although lots of you have the exact same driveline as I. My first oil change was at 596 miles , my second, after given advice on this forum that I could most likely go 5000 mi. between changes, and I believe the owners manual states 5000 miles per, BUT , I decided to change it at 3600 mi. I only use the Victory oil change kit. The oil I drained out was black, and the consistency of water, I did warm up bike for about a 5 mi. ride , after seeing the oil I'm glad as hell I didn't wait for 5000 . My point , after a new filter and fresh Vic oil, my bike is noticeably quieter , less valve train clacking mostly , shifts smoother, and runs Better. Never in my opinion , would I wait until the 5000 mile mark, I don't care if it cost 200.00 to change the oil after seeing what my 106 did to that oil, 3000 is tops for me. Maybe when this has 10 to 15 thou on it and is well broken in , things will be different , but I don't know....
Very similiar situation for me (same bike as you know...)
My first oil change was at 630, and although the manual does state service every 5000 , My dealer service manager told me in his experience, he finds every 2500 better suited.
So I had mine changed out at 3800 just this past weekend......very glad I did ......the bike is running the best it ever has (so far) !!!
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I think you should have your oil analyzed and ask if your changing to soon or to late. Ask what they find in your oil.
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VJ , no water in the oil , but oil that came out was very thin and had the consistency of water... it was very dark too , no doubt in my mind it needed to be changed...

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Very similiar situation for me (same bike as you know...)
My first oil change was at 630, and although the manual does state service every 5000 , My dealer service manager told me in his experience, he finds every 2500 better suited.
So I had mine changed out at 3800 just this past weekend......very glad I did ......the bike is running the best it ever has (so far) !!!
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Peter, I couldn't agree more, I went exactly 3000 mi, and I agree with your dealer, after seeing my oil @ 3000 I certainly think 2500 would actually been better. 5000 is too long on a 106 in my opinion...

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Dear fellow Vic riders , This info which I conjured up from my own experience this Sunday when I changed my oil for the second time, is what I find factual based solely on my bike, although lots of you have the exact same driveline as I. My first oil change was at 596 miles , my second, after given advice on this forum that I could most likely go 5000 mi. between changes, and I believe the owners manual states 5000 miles per, BUT , I decided to change it at 3600 mi. I only use the Victory oil change kit. The oil I drained out was black, and the consistency of water, I did warm up bike for about a 5 mi. ride , after seeing the oil I'm glad as hell I didn't wait for 5000 . My point , after a new filter and fresh Vic oil, my bike is noticeably quieter , less valve train clacking mostly , shifts smoother, and runs Better. Never in my opinion , would I wait until the 5000 mile mark, I don't care if it cost 200.00 to change the oil after seeing what my 106 did to that oil, 3000 is tops for me. Maybe when this has 10 to 15 thou on it and is well broken in , things will be different , but I don't know....
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I waited until 4600 for my second change on my 2012 XC and my experience mimicked yours in every facet! 3000 is tops for me for the future... $66 well spent! Great post!


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I waited until 4600 for my second change on my 2012 XC and my experience mimicked yours in every facet! 3000 is tops for me for the future... $66 well spent! Great post!


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Did my 2nd at 3600 miles. Oil was black but from all the oil changes I've done in my lifetime, that is normal IMO. Consistency was also normal.

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