Love Motul 300V, too.Motul 300V 15W5. Love it!
My dealer in Indy has the Shell brand, but I believe it's for service work only. (in drums)
That's not correct, you can use any oil you want as long as it's jaso-ma certified. My dealer actually recommends 300v if the bike sees track time.Love Motul 300V, too.
But my dealer only has Shell and told me that I must use it for warranty :surprise:
Also, do you guys have any suggestion oil for very hot weather in Vietnam?
Mine was recommended the same synthetic oil Shell Ultra Advance fully synthetic oil 15W50 wasn’t sure what the bottle looks like because I keep seeing on YouTube ducati branded shell advance synthetic oil while there’s a grey bottle that’s shell brand of what I was trying to look for... I wanted to do the oil change myself while they just do the checkup...Went to the dealer to pick up 4 liters of the recommended Shell 15W50 Synthetic at my Ducati dealer today for the 600 mile service and they brought out 5W40 BMW oil , said that's what they use when they service the Panigales. They said they can't get the Shell 15W50 over here. Hmmmm...I declined and may pick up some Rotella T6 5W40 Synthetic, same stuff I run in all my bikes. That's option 1 but I still have to figure out how to switch off the Service Engine light. Option 2 is to let them do the first service, $382.
I follow the manual. I figure that they are recommending changes with adequate caution since the company has the liability of warranty claims.How often do you guys change the oil? I normally do it every 2,000 miles or after a track day, whichever comes first. I did the 600 mile and am close to 4k miles and it's looking pretty black in the sight glass window but the manual says next one is 7500.
I know that cars now too, have much longer recommended oil change intervals... But should I really go that long?
I would do it today but the new filters won't be here till Saturday... I ordered some from Amazon over a week ago with 2 day Prime shipping but they lost it so I went to Revzilla yesterday, they will be here Saturday...
I guess I would always just flush the oil in between the 7500 mile services, and let the filter be done by Mark at The Ducshop when he does those services?
The way I see it, you can't change it too much... I used to be really OCD and do it every 1500 miles, but now I am more like every 3k miles. Being that the manual calls for 7500, I will cut that in half and do the oil changes myself, and save the 7500,15000, etc for when the shop does the scheduled maintenance.Oil looking dark is tough to judge because it gets dark within a couple of hundred miles. With synthetic oils, you don't get sludge like you would conventional oils, so that's hard to judge as well. I'm considering sending a sample of oil to get tested to see what exactly its life is on my race bike and my 959.
I want to get some concrete evidence on whether or not 3000 miles or so is too early or not (or ~1000 miles-ish or 3 race weekends is on the race bike).