Just wondering what the time frame is for getting your oil changed and plugs looked at etc etc. I just bought a new 2007 Raptor 700R and am curious on how often to get things cleaned.
Yeah, i will be taking it to my mechanic for routine check ups. Just wondering how many hours between each oil change? Like with a car every 3000 miles. so with a quad, 10hours? 50 hours?You say "What is the time frame for getting these things looked at" are you going to take it to a dealer? I do the oil when it is dark/black-ish or low. And for the spark plug, just go until it quits working.
I did buy a Clymer manual. So maybe i will learn how to do it myself. Also, i was thinkin like every 20-30 hours change the oil, or depending on how the oil looks and its level. I guess just keep an eye onit is all.IMO, i wouldnt bring it to a mechanic, you will pay alot for easy work. For an oil change I bet you would pay $80 maybe. It depends, I would look at the oil. If it is dark, put in new oil. And you could take out the plug and post a pic on here and we can tell you what you need to do(rich/lean) I guess maitnance is more of what you prefer. Some guys change the oil every ride and some change it every 20 hours, some clean the air filter every ride(which isnt good) and some never clean it.
ya a manual is a good thing to have alot of info and pic's to do alot your self .it look's more to it than it is .once you do it it will be easy .one thing on oil change is to not to over tighten the drain plug ! i took my katana to a dealer ship for a couple of oil change's then started to do it myself went to loosen drain bolt and could turn it by hand ,out came it and the thread's .someone there over did it and didn't say anything .so be carefull .clymer is the best one to get it will show you all the scheldule maintance and more buck's i think .also when i change oil and in mine i put 1qt in the oil tank and 1qt in the motor ,then let it run for about 10 min then let set 2 min then check and add if need but you should be good good luck if you learn how to you will save money and have fun doing it .I did buy a Clymer manual. So maybe i will learn how to do it myself. Also, i was thinkin like every 20-30 hours change the oil, or depending on how the oil looks and its level. I guess just keep an eye onit is all.