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Old 09-27-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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What Oil Do You Use?

I will probably be changing my oil today on the SV, and I am curious as to what everyone uses.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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Olive oil, but when I have money I use Mobil 1 synthetic in mine.
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Amsoil full synthetic or motul full synthetic if the amsoil isn't available.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:39 AM   #6
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Will they sell what I need to accomplish my job at vatozone/orllys? or do you think I will have to endure 1960 to get what I need at Motorcycles Unlimited?
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Will they sell what I need to accomplish my job at vatozone/orllys? or do you think I will have to endure 1960 to get what I need at Motorcycles Unlimited?
the chain stores have the mobil 1 and some Napas have Amsoil. I know the one in Kingwood does. As for filters, you need to go to a motorcycle store unless you want to use Fram.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:13 AM   #10
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Yea, sorry... I was used to working on my mustang, but since I have never really worked on a bike.. its all greek to me.
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For your SV Motul 3000 works well.
If you're tracking the SV I prefer a good synthetic like Amsoil or Motul 300V as the rod bearing sees a lot of load at high rpm on the SV.

Whatever you buy, make sure it is motorcycle specific oil as car oil additives cam cause issues.

I like Amsoil but I don't buy into the whole double your oil change interval deal for motorcycles.
Sure, the oil may not break down, but motorcycle oil filters are small and have a very finite capacity. So while the oil may not break down, the trash does fill the filter and once full it will go into bypass.

My 2 cents, ymmv.
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