I bought my bike used and no user manual was included. I did find a pdf service manual which seems to indicate that I should change my oil and oil filter every 8000 miles. Have a 2003 VTX1300R.
First, am reading the manual correctly? Is it actually 8k miles?
Second, I'm a bit confused because I've read that motorcycles are harder on engine oil than cars and I don't know many cars that recommend going out to 8k before changing the oil (most I've seen have been about 5-7k recommended). Any comments on this?
Thanks and safe riding...