Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Don't worry about the oil. The BMW recommended oil change interval is 6K, and that assumes normal day to day riding. On long trips you will be doing much of the mileage in long rides, which is MUCH less damaging to the oil than multiple shorter rides. Even with dino oil, 8K on long trips is no issue, with synthetic, even less so. Just be sure to monitor the oil LEVEL during the trip.
I had no issue taking off on my 10/10ths ride with no expectation of an oil change. Time on oil is a large issue, and my 10K miles was done in 10 days, so the bike ran 15-18 hours a day. I did add about 1/2 quart near the end of the ride.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.