Couldn't agree more. I have been doing that for many years. While one person is hardly a good statistical sample, I have ridden and drove hundreds of thousands of miles in/on vehicles that have been changed to synthetic at the first change. And... I change oil at 10,000 mile intervals also. No problems.The stance that you should wait until xxxxx amount of miles before switching to synthetic is old school thinking. The Wing's first oil change is at 4000 miles, which is more than enough for anyone who is concerned about it.
Manufacturers were cautious with synthetic for many years, simply because they didn't have enough long term data to determine any lasting effects. But that has changed dramatically in the last decade. Nearly all mfr's fully endorse synthetic now. A large percentage of cars now come from the factory with synthetic, and that is what is recommended.
The days of break-in periods are a thing of the past. Manufacturers still recommend taking it easy with both rpm and speed for the first few hundred miles, but that is all.
Look at it this way. Honda and every other mfr is well aware of the popularity of synthetic oil, and they also know that the question posed here is a common one. If they wanted you to wait, the recommendation would be stated in your owner's manual.
Do what you feel most comfortable with, but it really is a non issue with today's engines.
Engines are designed/built for a range of oil viscosity.Engines that use syn from the factory were designed to use it. The tolerances and bearing materials used allow its use at inital startup. I am not saying that an engine needs to be designed to use syn, only that factories do not design an engine then decide at a later date what oil to use.
This is correct. Journal bearings are sized based on the oils viscosity. Whether that viscosity is achieved with a synthetic, synthetic blend, or conventional oil is not part of the design parameters.Engines are designed/built for a range of oil viscosity.
Why change to synthetic? Consider this, our transmission get clunky when the oil has about 6500 miles on it. It will not matter weather the oil is conventional of synthetic. Most owners change theirs either at the 4k or 5k mileage mark. When these Wings are maintained per the owners manual, they are already costly enough. It's far better to save that money on expensive oil and spend it on the other required maintenance items like air filter, clutch, and brake fluid changes every 12k. Also, the key to long motor wear is frequent oil changes not necessary a synthetic oil. Because of it, I use the cheapest conventional oil I trust .... Honda's GN4. Whatever oil you choose, make sure it is m/c specific with the requirement listed in the Owner's Manual and like the manual says, never, ever use an oil additive.What is the recommended mileage you need to have on your bike before using Full Synthetic Oil. I was told that you need to have at least 12K before using it.