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Old 11-15-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Whats the Best Motor Oil??

Is there a difference between motor oil brands like Castrol, Motul, Repsol, Motorex, Royal Purple etc etc??? Other than price
Is one better than the other if so why?
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Here we go again.

Use Mobil 1, you can't go wrong.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:29 PM   #6
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Oil is Oil is Oil.

There is no difference between the "motorcycle specific" oil and auto oil.

Oil grades and specification are regulated by API (American Petroleum Institute) standards and I have not read one single shred of evidence published by them or anyone else that makes me believe that "Motorcycle specific" oil is anything more then a marketing scam concocted to charge motorcycle owners and riders more for the oil they put in their bikes.
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Are there none specifically formulated for wet clutches?
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I just put valvolene 10w40 in it untill I get some more miles on the bike. I was using Mobil one gold cap 15w50 with my r6 and that's probably what I'll use on my gsxr
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be sure to not buy the energy conserving oil. there's a label on the back that will say it
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Are there none specifically formulated for wet clutches?
Nope, not by API standards.

It's all BS hype.
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Are there none specifically formulated for wet clutches?
some of the 50/50 blends have moly, i think thats what its called but anyway if the oil has it it will make your clutch slip.. the oils that have that are the ones made for high mileage autos. I use Mobil 1 with the tan cap.
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Nope, not by API standards.

It's all BS hype.
I understand that you are saying that any oil can be used for any application. That's a given. I do believe, however, that some of them are better formulated for certain applications.
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Oil is Oil is Oil.

There is no difference between the "motorcycle specific" oil and auto oil.

Oil grades and specification are regulated by API (American Petroleum Institute) standards and I have not read one single shred of evidence published by them or anyone else that makes me believe that "Motorcycle specific" oil is anything more then a marketing scam concocted to charge motorcycle owners and riders more for the oil they put in their bikes.

ok im really intrested now, and I know you of all people would know this subject. please tell me more information, because Im sure like everyone else, ive read all the magazines and such that say that motor oil has some sort of additive for the clutch in it. what information doyou have, or that is more in depth that proves there is no such thing? does the API have records of motor and auto oils that you can compare numbers and such?

I really want to know all there is, because I dont wanna do any damage by not running motorcycle oil, but at the same time, that is stupid expensive.
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I understand that you are saying that any oil can be used for any application. That's a given. I do believe, however, that some of them are better formulated for certain applications.
Believe what ever marketing campaigns, myths, and urban legends you want. It's only your money.
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So, what you're saying is that Wally World oil is the same as Mobil 1 Syn?

I mean, I know for a FACT that my bike performs better with Amsoil than it does with HD Syn 3.

I think you have a good point but it's a bit generalized, IMO.

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what do you mean by better performs? what does it do? I highly disagree with the "oil adds HP" false , but if you think your clutch acts difrently with certain oils, then thats more solid substance
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'Sorry. Yes... My bike shifts more smoothly and is a bit quieter. Power gain? no.
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Mobil Delvac 1300 Dino, $7 a gallon. Now if I had an aftermarket clutch I might use synthetic, but due to the wet clutch frequent oil changes are still the standard. $35 or $10 oil change every 3k miles.
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