Do you need to change oil filter every time the oil is changed and whats the best oil for 08 kfx 450r, kawasaki 4 stroke synthetic oil? How often should you change the oil? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'd change it every time.
Nothing says you have to buy Kawasaki oil and filters though.
That would make it a pretty expensive part of operation.
(kawi doesn't make oil or filters, just profits)
I use Hiflofiltro filters... quality filter... and I support a local supplier... and I buy stock in them each time... and get them cheaper than a fram from walmart.
For oil, I have settled on 15w50 Mobil 1.
I also buy this in bulk... 5 qt jugs... $21... or $4.20 per qt.
$21 for 5 quart jugs = 4 oil changes...
So filter, oil, tax and all, it cost me under $10 per oil change...
And I don't have to do it near as often anymore... which makes it cheaper than using the cheapest 10w40 you can find.
It's the first oil I have tried that lasted any length of time.
I can run the stuff until it actually starts to look dirty....
Instead of having to change oil before or after every ride...
thanks guys I have another question. My battery keeps goin dead, I have to jump it off in second. Put new battery in it and it still goes dead after sitting couple weeks. Are you suppose to leave it neutral or does that matter?
The neutral thing is a myth... I have proven it, and so has my servicing dealer.
I spent a whole year on this very issue.
Today I still have the same battery that it came home with.
But I don't have the stock ECU anymore.
Bottom line is, if you have the battery drain issue, you can check and see if something simple is causing it. But I have yet to find one person who has ever been successful at that... such as someone finding a bad wire or bad relay as the culprit.
So in the end, if you have the battery drain issue, I'd say there is a 99.9% chance you have a bad stock ECU and will have to do like I did and replace the stock ECU with the aftermarket one I have listed in my signature.