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Old 05-01-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

I'm looking for some Mobil 1 MX4T 10w-40 Motorcycle oil.
Who sells this in Houston?
I could also use some fork oil, is that readily available?
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Try Klaus speedworks - 281-847-0801
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Where is that?
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:58 AM   #4
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

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Old 05-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #5
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

I used mobil one synthetic on the trump the other day, but my pops tells me they have the mobile one synthetic for motorcycle use at wallmart. He said they actually have alot of bike stuff now days, he got me a pretty nice disk lock.
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Old 05-31-2005, 07:24 AM   #6
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Auto Zone, they have it. If you don't see it ask for it. A-Z keep it stock in the back sometimes.... right:
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:24 PM   #7
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Walmart... Gold Cap right:
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:58 PM   #8
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

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Old 07-04-2005, 06:49 PM   #9
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

skip all of that and run Motul 20w 50 is what we use at the shop, best oil on the market for bikes in my opinion we use the 20w because it is so hot down here keeps the oil from thining out to much due to the heat. come by motorcycles unlimited we keep it in stock.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

so hows much is a quart of the MOTUL? cuz i know the mobil 1 synthetc is reasonnable.
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jeeez dont quote me on this but i think a quart of the motul synthetic is around 14...... again great oil i wouldnt use anything else.

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Old 07-05-2005, 08:48 AM   #12
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

that's alot for a quart of motul in my opinion. tha'ts morethan the mobil 1 at walmrt for5 quarts.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:04 AM   #13
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

You can get the Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motorcycle Oil from AutoZone at about $7.99/Quart.

Motul 300V Full Synthetic in my opinion is the best oil. 15W50 would be good for the summer months. It also comes in 5W40 and 10W40. The going price is ~$12 - $14 per Liter in the Houston area.

Motul also makes an E-Tech 100 full synthetic motorcycle oil that is very good. It costs $9 - $10 per quart or liter.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

ouch, that burnt a hole in my wallet just hearing that. i guess ill just stick to my mobil one auto motive oil 15w-50. works for me so far.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

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ouch, that burnt a hole in my wallet just hearing that. i guess ill just stick to my mobil one auto motive oil 15w-50. works for me so far.
sure does if i didn't get silkolene for free that's what i'd be using.
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:35 PM   #16
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skip all of that and run Motul* * * *20w 50 is what we use at the shop,* best oil on the market for bikes in my opinion* we use the 20w because it is so hot down here* * keeps the oil from thining out to much due to the heat.* * * come by motorcycles unlimited* we keep it in stock.
I think you got your information wrong...the 20W part of the oil is the viscosity/protection when cold. Hence the reason why many oils have gone to a 0w because they flow quicker on start-up to reduce wear where the most wear occurs. Perhaps you were just calling the 20w50 "20w" which you would be correct that it would provide better protection with the 50w at operating temperatures, however again, most wear doesnt occur in that phase from my understanding.

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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

You're correct. The 50w is for higher temps / loads. You're also correct that most engine wear occurs during start up, followed by high loads. I.E. holding it wide open in top gear.
Mobil 1 is good oil, although I wouldn't recommend the car one for bike use. The car version has additives / friction modifiers that don't work well with wet clutches and gearboxes.
After years of tearing down endurance race motors and seeing more than a few oil analysis tests you get a feel for what oils work well. The 2 best I've seen is the Motul and the Honda GN4.
While some oils are more expensive than others I've always followed this belief: Oil is cheap, motors are expensive, run the best oil you can afford and change it and the filter regularly.


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Old 07-08-2005, 02:03 PM   #18
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You're correct. The 50w is for higher temps / loads. You're also correct that most engine wear occurs during start up, followed by high loads. I.E. holding it wide open in top gear.
Mobil 1 is good oil, although I wouldn't recommend the car one for bike use.* The car version has additives / friction modifiers that don't work well with wet clutches and gearboxes.
After years of tearing down endurance race motors and seeing more than a few oil analysis tests you get a feel for what oils work well.* The 2 best I've seen is the Motul and the Honda GN4.
While some oils are more expensive than others I've always followed this belief: Oil is cheap, motors are expensive, run the best oil you can afford and change it and the filter regularly.


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I was always told to use "motorcycle" specific oil due to the car oils not having some of the friction modifiers needed for the gearbox as mentioned above. There are a few car type oils out there that in fact do have this but I can't recall some of the the brand names off the top of my head....I want to say one of them was Castrol?
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

It's the other way around, car oils have extra friction modifiers to decrease friction, and improve fuel economy. However, the last thing you want to do to a wet clutch (one that is lubircated by the engine oil) is to add the other friction modifiers. Usually what will do you in will be some kind of antisieze formula, this is going to prevent your clutch from fully locking up. Might not be noticeable on a 30hp - 40hp cruiser, but on any decent 600+cc sportsbike you can get some wicked clutch slippage and chatter.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

been using mobil one red cap (now gold) for almost two years now. no problems to far. and i think someone did a blackstone oil analysis of the mobile one bike specific and the auto 15w-50 and found the additives differences unsignificant. ill try to pull up the report.
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