October 18th, 2014, 08:20 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
From: Northern California
I've got enough hours/miles on my 05 FS650 that I could have ridden it to Spain and almost back. (from California)
460 hours in and no work on the bottom end.
If it's brand new fresh, oil changes every 5 hours after your 1 hour break-in would be a good idea. Once it's got 20-30 hours on it, 10 hrs would be ok and filter every 3rd or 4th change.
If not hammering it, or using the clutch much, 15 hours would be fine IMO. Could prolly do 20 hour intervals also.
Im sure a filter changed every 1,000 miles would still be in spec. (not clogged at all)
I'd check the valves a few times on your way to 40 hours, then at every 30-40 hours.
FWIW, I have used Rotella T Dino oil 15-45 since 130 hours. It's a reccomended diesel oil with the **JASO MA rating**
**suitable for wet clutches.
Have fun and I think it's a great bike to ride anywhere.