Suzuki DR650 SE troubleshooting
Motorcycle oil needs to be changed ¶
'There are a few different ways to see/know if your engine oil needs to be changed.''
Engine running louder than usual ¶
If the engine seems to be running louder/rougher than normal, the oil may need to be changed.
Slipping clutch ¶
The oil usually lubes the clutch in a motorcycle. If the clutch is not working properly, it could be a sign you need new oil.
Oil level on dipstick is low ¶
If you check the oil level and your dipstick shows a low level, you can bet your oil needs changing.
Dark/Dirty oil ¶
When you check the oil in your motorcycle, if the oil is dark and looks dirty, this is a definite sign that your oil needs to be changed as soon as possible.
Check engine lights ¶
More modern motorcycles have small dashboards with different warning lights. If a check engine light comes on, it could be an oil life indicator.