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Just wanted to share my experience that I had last night with my first oil change. Sorry to all the veterans out there who may think this is trivial. I previously owned a Polaris Trail Boss that had an oil filter just like a car’s only smaller. With this cartridge type oil filter I can definitely see the pluses and minuses. Here are a couple of my observances:

1) Oil drains very quickly and if I lift the back a bit I was able to drain quite a bit more.
2) Oil after 141 miles was still nice and clean.
3) I always have extra cardboard pieces in the garage and placed a big one under the beast and was thankful for it. After pulling the oil filter out there was quite a bit that drained and flowed down the side of the motor or the floorboards. (Note to self, remember to have small container close by to place just under the place where the cartridge is so I can place the old oil filter in immediately upon pulling out the cartridge and it can hold any oil that will drain from the recess).
4) Cartridge oil filter – I was amazed at all the particles that I could see on the elements and can definitely say that I like the cartridges for this particular reason. I saw blue and white flecks of what looked like paint, some very small metal pieces (used a magnify glass). Could never see it with the previous canister types.
5) Almost exactly 2.4 liters of oil filled it.

I was advised by the Honda dealer to use non-synthetic with the first change and wait until I hit the 600-mile mark before the switch. I complied and bought 3 liters of their Honda brand oil. I was going to change the gear oil too but upon reading a bit on the forum and the manual, with only 141 miles and my anticipated limited use this winter I will wait until the spring.

If anyone has a moment, what weight of AmSoil Synthetic should I get for the next change?
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