High temp, time for an oil change?

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I've got a dipstick temp gauge on my XR650L. On my last ride, I saw the temp go higher than it ever has - 260 deg. Based on the oil level after the ride, it did seem to burn some. I found some info on other forums saying that after a high temp ride, you should change the oil. I'm running Mobil 1 4t 10-40 synthetic and have about 700 miles on it. Should I change the oil after running at 260 deg to be safe or is it not even a concern? Thanks.
 
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I can easily see 250 on the street in hard use, and I've seen just short of 300 on track days. Per Blackstone oil checked out fine. At that time I was running M1 0W-40 which is spec'd for my car.
 
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