I hear a lot of things about changing oil and I know its to get the metal out of the engine . My service guy said change it around 6-700 miles and dont ride it hard but vary speed through the rev range which is what ive been doing ill probably bring it in next week for my first service. Like said I hear a lot of differnt things when it comes to this and im not saying they're wrong Im just giving my 2 cents from what i was told and the guys at the shop i go to are pretty good..
Everyone will tell you something different. I rode softly for 300 miles. Did an oil change, adjusted the chain, adjusted the clutch cable, and adjusted the throttle cables. Then slowly started taking it up higher into the revs, never accelerating too hard. With how much metal shavings I saw in the oil after 300 miles, I am thinking next new bike I'll do it sooner. These are all things they will do during the inital service at 600 miles except I think it's better to do something before then. I'm almost to 600 now and I'm scheduled for the initial service next week.
From what I've been hearing, I'm going to change the oil @ 150. better safe than sorry, i guess.
I just order my frame slider's & seat cowl. and berfore i order the Two Bro's exhaust, do's anyone have any other sugestion's maybe Muzzy or jarden ????
The Muzzy sounded great on my 04 636. but the so plain looking.
by the way i'm from Bergen.
Yes, there are many different ideas how soon oil should be changed on a new engine and I am also a firm believer in rather sooner than later, although I rode both to 1000km (600miles) before the first change. I insisted on the old filters to cut open and in my case there was not excessive metal present. But if you can, change sooner.(150miles and again on 600miles)
Congrats on the new bike , I too have a 07 ZX6R, in green ofcourse!
Oil change will be at 500 miles, I have 400miles now.
In the course of a 100 mile ride I will hit redline 5 or 6 times, but mostly keep it around 7 or 8 thousand rpms, after all you can't even stay up with interstate traffic much less than that rpm.
Several yrs ago I visited the Kawasali Motorcycle Factory in Japan, at the very end of the assembly line they took the bike to the Dyno and redlined every gear and held the top gear at Redline for 30 seconds.
If you have never Redlined a new bike , don't worry it has already been done for you.
When they say vary the rpm , that includes redline, just don't get carried away.
Just my two cents