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Old 02-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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My next oil change is coming up in a week or so so i am debating wether to stick with Mobil 1 which has worked great for me on the bmw or switch to a more expensive option such as Amsoil.

A few other BMW owners such as Eric and Jimmy are having shifting issues on their bikes just like i did when the motor was new but after 3000 miles and switching from Castrol to Mobil 1, i havent had any issues shifting up or down, i want to believe it was the oil that fixed the problem but also wondering if it was just the engine being broken in after 3000 miles so everything runs smoother
It absolutely can. I remember testing driving a brand spanking new C14 (less than 2 miles on the clock when I pulled out of the parking lot) at SW Mancuso, and I practically had to stomp on the shift lever, it was so stiff.

Broken in or not, if it were the oil though, you will feel it right after the oil change, as it did with my own C14.
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It absolutely can. I remember testing driving a brand spanking new C14 (less than 2 miles on the clock when I pulled out of the parking lot) at SW Mancuso, and I practically had to stomp on the shift lever, it was so stiff.

Broken in or not, if it were the oil though, you will feel it right after the oil change, as it did with my own C14.
Yes, i felt the change right after the oil change which happens to be in the 3000 miles mark.
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My next oil change is coming up in a week or so so i am debating wether to stick with Mobil 1 which has worked great for me on the bmw or switch to a more expensive option such as Amsoil.

A few other BMW owners such as Eric and Jimmy are having shifting issues on their bikes just like i did when the motor was new but after 3000 miles and switching from Castrol to Mobil 1, i havent had any issues shifting up or down, i want to believe it was the oil that fixed the problem but also wondering if it was just the engine being broken in after 3000 miles so everything runs smoother
I think it is the combination of both. I agree with Volfy on buying the cheapest quality oil. If you drive/ride a lot, I would probably use Amsoil to get more miles out of a oil change. But if you are like me that only drives/rides less and then it is not worth the extra coin going with Amsoil.
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I think it is the combination of both. I agree with Volfy on buying the cheapest quality oil. If you drive/ride a lot, I would probably use Amsoil to get more miles out of a oil change. But if you are like me that only drives/rides less and then it is not worth the extra coin going with Amsoil.
Good point, most of my riding are on Sundays only.
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i have always used the same oil that manufacturer recommends on the service manual but last time i wanted to try something different and after doing some research went with Mobil 1, i wasnt expecting any difference but the smooth shifting was very noticeable after switching to Mobil 1.
I'M RUNNING MOBIL 1 4T 10W40 AND THE SHIFTING GOT SMOOTHER COMING FROM MOTUL STANDARD.
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Good point, most of my riding are on Sundays only.
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Hehe... I probably should clarify by saying I buy whatever name-brand quality motorcycle oil that is on sale. My stash of Mobil 1 Racing 10W40 should last me many moons. Since it was only a couple of bucks more than conventional, no reason not to get the good stuff.
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I'M RUNNING MOBIL 1 4T 10W40 AND THE SHIFTING GOT SMOOTHER COMING FROM MOTUL STANDARD.
so it's not just me that feels the difference after switching to Mobil 1
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I felt the same on my wife's 250. I actually changed the oil to mobile1 after only 500 miles and felt a huge difference in smoothness and better shifting. So I dont think its the 3000 miles mark.
Yeah, i also felt that Mobil 1 made the shifting a lot smoother rather than the 3000 miles, which happens to coincide with my oil change schedule.
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I am a new rider, when I did my oil change, I went with royal purple synthetic. Another forum (I can't remember which one) highly recommended it. I noticed the difference in shifting once I switched from the factory to royal purple.
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lol... it's the same chit all them scheisters (remember Slick50?) spew. In reality, all it is is a little addition of some extreme pressure additives, which prevents damage when extremely high loads causes metal to metal contact. What they don't tell you is that in a normally operating engine, no EP should ever be experienced by any of the bearing surfaces, which operate on thin film lubrication. This is, a thin layer of lubricant rides between the mating bearing surfaces, preventing contact. The heat generated in the bearings is actually due to shearing of this lubricant, not from contact friction.

EP additive is actually not always a good thing. It is actually minimized in motorcycle engine oils because of the wet clutch. You want the clutch plate surfaces to grab, not slip.

If you read online, there are more BS about oils than there are facts. Take everything you read with a grain of salt... or a drop of oil.
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