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Old 09-27-2010, 11:37 AM   #21
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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.
On that note, If you have everything I need available at your shop, I will be there first thing in the morning tomorrow to buy it.

I rode by today, but forgot that it was monday. LOL
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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.

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A good report to compare all the leading motorcycle oils https://www.amsoil.com/lit/g2156.pdf?zo=1181889 .
wow, who'da thunk it... i test by amsoil on the amsoil website posted by an amsoil salesman that says amsoil is the best. Thanks for the informative read
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i just find it interesting that anytime oil is brought up, there is someone that has a "connection" to get amsoil and that link always shows up. I've never used that oil personally, so i have nothing against it. just an observation. I've been using royal purple for quite a few years now as well as my dad who runs it in twin 525 blown boat engines. he's never had any issues with it and neither have I, so i'll continue using it.

I put it in my hayabusa when i first got it and it dynoed 5hp higher than any other stock bike that day and only 1hp below a bike with a full exhaust system.
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i just find it interesting that anytime oil is brought up, there is someone that has a "connection" to get amsoil and that link always shows up. I've never used that oil personally, so i have nothing against it. just an observation. I've been using royal purple for quite a few years now as well as my dad who runs it in twin 525 blown boat engines. he's never had any issues with it and neither have I, so i'll continue using it.
I had good luck with Amsoil in my diesel. Changed filters frequently due to soot. I went 26k miles on my last oil change before I sold it and the oil tested just fine and that was hauling hotshot as much as 36k pounds. Changed it anyway just to help clean it. Only oil I have long term results with is Castrol GTX in my other cars. Now that is good dino oil.
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It's a great link. I wish Royal Purple would come up with something similar. But for some reason they don't want to compare to others. I can see why. It looks like Royal Purple quickly shears to a lower viscosity grade. Might explain why the higher hp.
says the amsoil test
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Don't forget the tests were performed by independent laboratories

I would give Amsoil a try if it weren't for all the idiot salesman posting on forums that their oil is the only thing worth putting in. I guess they forget about all the riders who put 100K miles on their bikes with other brand oils.

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I guess they forget about all the riders who put 100K miles on their bikes with other brand oils.
See I believe as long as you change frequently, all the major oils will do just fine. I do feel Amsoil is one of the better products. But you are right.

The salesmen on the forums don't bother me. They don't put their product in every single chain store in the world like the other brands. Their marketing requires word of mouth and a forum is a good place to do that.
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I as well do not buy into the oil double interval, honestly do not put higher grade or more expensive oil to then save money by changing it less. Stick with your standard interval, and better protection of your choice, not less oil changes.
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I as well do not buy into the oil double interval, honestly do not put higher grade or more expensive oil to then save money by changing it less. Stick with your standard interval, and better protection of your choice, not less oil changes.
Only reason I did it on the hotshot truck was I was running enough miles to require bi-weekly oil changes sometimes on dino oil. And it made me feel really uncomfortable doing it. No reason to do it with every day vehicles and toys.
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