I’ve never bothered changing the oil on my Ducati Monster. With service intervals of 6000 and now 7500 miles it seemed a little crazy to do it more often than that.
However, my brother owns a proper Japanese bike with 12k service intervals which means changing the oil halfway at every 6000 miles isn’t too crazy and since I have a garage it’s not even that hard.
Made even easier on an SV650 for which there are about a million how to websites, forum posts and youtube videos.
I used one at Everyday Riding, it made the job super easy. Even though I forgot to make sure I had the right tool to get the old oil filter off.
All in all the job was a fun way to spend a half hour or so in the garage hanging out with my brother.