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Old 09-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Oil question for gsxr 01 ?

What kinda oil should I use for my gsxr ? It has 37k miles on it. I'm trying to do my first oil change but don't know what brand and type for my bike. And does anyone try Shell rotella triple T before? . Is it gonna destroy your engine or ok for using it since it really cheap to buy? Any advises will be appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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You don't want to use the cheapest oil you can buy. Supersport bike engines are high performance, barely detuned from racing engines.
Also, you have to be concerned with automobile oil having wear inhibitors that make the oil extra slippery. It sounds like a great thing until you realize that your clutch is lubricated by the same oil as your engine.
Car oil can make the clutch slip until it fries. Use moto specific oil. Bite the bullet and spend $15-20 on the real stuff and you will not be sorry.
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Thank you sir

. Guess my wallet gonna be hurt
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:09 PM   #4
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Wow 37k and never changed the oil!



Fudge it! keep it for another 37l
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Armsoil or Mobile 1 ?

Nah, oil is way cheaper than new engine
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Rotella T would probably be fine if you want to be a cheap . I'd use the 15w-40. Also, I'd only use CI-4 if (and its a big if) you can find it. The new CJ-4 stuff isn't nearly as good, and I don't think its going to have enough zinc for the clutch. The book calls for 10w-40 on that bike IIRC, and it doesn't really get all that cold here so the higher initial viscosity isn't going to be a killer.

Diesel oil normally has better sheer strength than gasoline oil because the oil is used to run the injection system. Still......your best bet is to use a motorcycle-specific oil.
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I use 10w- 40 MOTORCYCLE oil, you can buy it at your local Auto Zone or OReilly
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Mobile 1 car oil. Ive used everything from amsoil-mobile 1-castrol-royal purple-rotella-motul. I have gone through my engine multiple times and checked bearings and wear and tear. I race almost every weekend and the motor stays at high rpms. The BEST OIL is FRESH OIL. Whatever you decide to use, just changed it frequently. Its cheap insurance
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I run Motul 10W40 and am at roughly the same mileage (little higher) on an 03 GSXR. I do change it often (2000~2500 miles) and at least every other track day. MicroGuard Filter hasn't done me wrong either.
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wow, some of y'all are crazy! i cant believe you spend your hard earned money on a vehicle and don't maintain it properly to last.....
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rotella-t 15-40 and wix filter.. your bike will love you! change offten 1,500-2500k and thats all u need to do.

ive done mobile 1 4t to amsoil to motul to repsol oil. and i love the rotella stuff!!!! i may try the mobile 1 car oil. just make sure its not energy conserving
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Lol, I could just go to all those fast food place around Houston and ask for their used oil, those have more grease + fat = extra protection for my bike and free of course.
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