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Old 08-24-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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Whats the best oil?

I am curios to what is the best oil? Every shop seems to point to a different brand I would like to see a study or something proving what the best oil if someone can locate one.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:54 AM   #2
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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Not talking about what you lube with.
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they should all be sufficient,as long as u change it regularly
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they should all be sufficient,as long as u change it regularly
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With that said I usually gravitate to Motul. It will depend on your application weather you run regular, semi-synthetic or full synthetic. Maxim makes very good oil as well.
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Dont use royal purple. I used it in my zx10 and it made my clutch slip...
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i always had great luck with Motul synthetic or Amsoil synthetic.. My buddies at the honda shop were telling me that honda came out with a synthetic oil that is actually really good as well.. That's what i have in my bike right now and so far so good.

I've always been a fan of running a synthetic oil.. Whether it was in my 2 or 4 stroke MX bikes or street bikes.
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i run motul full synthetic on both my bikes
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you'll get alot of answers to the orig. ?

IMO Castrol R4

now i'm using shell rotella right now.
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Asking about oil is like asking 10 people what they like to eat. Everyone has an opinion....

I've seen a BUNCH of oil tests and even more engines torn down at the end of a race season or when there duty life ends.
Based on that, for bikes I recommend Motul, Amsoil and Honda oils.

Make sure to use a motorcycle specific oil, as many car oils have additives that leave unwanted deposits in our engines.

My Dad had a saying; "Engines are expensive, oil is cheap. Change it often."
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Dont use royal purple. I used it in my zx10 and it made my clutch slip...
i cant say anything about ROYAL PURPLE since i never used it, but the clutch slip issue is was the same.

I used ROTELLA oil in my SECA II, during ONE oil change. clutch slipped so bad i almost got ran over during medium acceleration. completely redrained crank case twice with my regular oil, letting in run for 10 minutes each, then filled up a third time. no slip at all with my cheap walmart oil.

not sure if it could be related to condition of clutch plates...but that ROTELLA oil was "TOO SLICK". not sure if that can be possible...have no idea what the basis was for the actual slippage with said oil. but my bidke (and my life) didnt like it. others swear by it though.


like other poster stated : change often. oil is cheap.
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I've run rotella (synthetic 5W40) in my bikes for quite a while now used it in: '86 VT500, '05 SV 650 and '03 VFR. No issues.
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The best oil is whatever meets the api specifications listed in your owners manual, changed regularly, or at least yearly if you don't ride much.
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I run royal purple max cycle 10w40. No clutch slip. But any motorcycle specific oil that meets the requirements set in your manual is good. The only difference between the brands are their additive packages. Repsol, Motul, Royal Purple, Amsoil, Mobil 1, etc etc. all claim to be number 1.
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I use Mobil 1 no probs
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I just used Repsol synthetic for the first time, and so far I really like it.
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