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Is the second service really not until 7,500 miles? My Kawasaki has more frequent services than that. I got the initial service done. And now I have almost 2,500 miles. I'm not complaining at all. I just want to make sure.
 

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Is the second service really not until 7,500 miles? My Kawasaki has more frequent services than that. I got the initial service done. And now I have almost 2,500 miles. I'm not complaining at all. I just want to make sure.


No need to do it any sooner. Ride it, enjoy it and save your money on service because your wasting money doing it anymore than the manual tells you. That is unless you do only track days and or racing...
 

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No need to do it any sooner. Ride it, enjoy it and save your money on service because your wasting money doing it anymore than the manual tells you. That is unless you do only track days and or racing...
Agree.

There's no reason to perform more frequent oil changes for the kind of riding most of us will be doing.
 

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I change my oil way more frequently than 7,500 or even 2,500 miles on both the track bike and the street bike. When I see it starting to turn black (from the green hue of the 300V) I change it out. Fresh oil is your friend!
 
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I change my oil way more frequently than 7,500 or even 2,500 miles on both the track bike and the street bike. When I see it starting to turn black (from the green hue of the 300V) I change it out. Fresh oil is your friend!
Do you change the filter as well? Just curious since you frequently change oil.
 

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I change my oil way more frequently than 7,500 or even 2,500 miles on both the track bike and the street bike. When I see it starting to turn black (from the green hue of the 300V) I change it out. Fresh oil is your friend!

Yea, I wasn't going to say anything cause I really hate oil threads but I personally do 2000-2500 mile oil changes on all my sport bikes. We have to lubricate not only the top end of these motors but also the gearbox and clutch which are brutal on the oil due to shearing effects on the oil molecules. I've seen significant drops in viscosity on the S.O.A.P reports after only 2000 miles and that is using a full synthetic. Oil is relatively cheap compared to steel.
 
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Do you change the filter as well? Just curious since you frequently change oil.
Yes. I have changed just the oil once or twice due to not having a filter on hand, but it was changed out the next time. I've never had any oil related issues with any of my bikes.

K&N makes an oil filter for the Panigale which sells for about $12 vs $40 for the OEM. The only difference I cloud see was the OEM filter is steel and the K&N is plastic. Been using the K&N for the last three years without any issues.
 

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Yes. I have changed just the oil once or twice due to not having a filter on hand, but it was changed out the next time. I've never had any oil related issues with any of my bikes.

K&N makes an oil filter for the Panigale which sells for about $12 vs $40 for the OEM. The only difference I cloud see was the OEM filter is steel and the K&N is plastic. Been using the K&N for the last three years without any issues.

Hi Dougo, how do you deal with the issue of the Service Engine light?


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Hi Dougo, how do you deal with the issue of the Service Engine light?


Thanks!


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Well my current street bike is an 01 Monster so it doesn't have a service light. On the 1199, I had the dealer reset it when I took it in for the last service. In between that, I just ride with it on. On the 1199 dash you'll get the large oil service icon at startup then it goes back to normal size. The 1199 doesn't get a lot of miles put on it but the oil is changed often. Guess I'll see how it goes with 959 once I get it. haha!
 

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Well my current street bike is an 01 Monster so it doesn't have a service light. On the 1199, I had the dealer reset it when I took it in for the last service. In between that, I just ride with it on. On the 1199 dash you'll get the large oil service icon at startup then it goes back to normal size. The 1199 doesn't get a lot of miles put on it but the oil is changed often. Guess I'll see how it goes with 959 once I get it. haha!

OK, if the icon is pretty small, I might just live with it until I can get the dealer to reset it. I've heard some dealers don't like to do this but greasing the right person's palm always seems to work wonders.0:)
 

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OK, if the icon is pretty small, I might just live with it until I can get the dealer to reset it. I've heard some dealers don't like to do this but greasing the right person's palm always seems to work wonders.0:)
I hear ya! I'm pretty tight with my dealer, been friends for a long time.
 
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