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Old 07-08-2005, 09:16 PM   #21
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

my head hurts. but thanks for the info guys
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:08 PM   #22
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

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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.
Throw up a link if you can find it....the geek in me loves reading this stuff
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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.
Throw up a link if you can find it....the geek in me loves reading this stuff
puts me to sleep. :icon_smile:
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

here are some links joe to keep busy... http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/oilreport.html and http://www.yft.org/tex_vfr/tech/oil.htm . there is this one specific one that i am looking for, it is a more recent test but i have a broken link. ill try to google it.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

oh yea and joe if you are really interested in your oil or engine, then you could send it in for a analysis to here http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ . its cost like 25 bucks? and they will tell you how your oils been doing and how bad the oil broke down, and etc.
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Where are you guys shopping that Motul costs $12-14 per quart? I get it at $24 per gallon. The quart bottles are right next to the gallon jugs and they are only $6 per quart. Cycle Gear is sometimes cheaper than that. I love Motul 15/50. Wonderful stuff. I have wondered about Mobil 1's new gold cap stuff. I ran Mobil 1 (among many other oils) in my last couple of bikes and liked it until I tried Motul.
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Where are you guys shopping that Motul costs $12-14 per quart?* I get it at $24 per gallon.* The quart bottles are right next to the gallon jugs and they are only $6 per quart.* Cycle Gear is sometimes cheaper than that.* I love Motul 15/50.* Wonderful stuff.* I have wondered about Mobil 1's new gold cap stuff.* I ran Mobil 1 (among many other oils) in my last couple of bikes and liked it until I tried Motul.
sorry* *but* they dont sell the* SYNTHETIC motul for 6 bucks a quart.* * *
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

mobil one gold cap (used to be red) in the VFR, reg. riding. used castrol R4 when i rode harder and used it for track.

castrol R4 in the SV $8/qt.reg riding, track duty

it's the cleaning detergents in car oil that are bad for clutches........slip-n-slide
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

I buy Motul for 22/gallon
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is that syntetic chris and is that avalible to the public? if so info for me please.
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gold cap bad, green or red cap(if you can find it) good
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gold cap is bad? why is that?
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Klaus speed works. As I stated in top of thread .
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gold cap bad, green or red cap(if you can find it) good
red cap is no longer avail, replaced by gold cap
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:34 PM   #35
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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

A brilliant writeup on motorcycle oils.

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Consumables.html#Oil

5w-40 always.
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Where are you guys shopping that Motul costs $12-14 per quart?* I get it at $24 per gallon.* The quart bottles are right next to the gallon jugs and they are only $6 per quart.* Cycle Gear is sometimes cheaper than that.* I love Motul 15/50.* Wonderful stuff.* I have wondered about Mobil 1's new gold cap stuff.* I ran Mobil 1 (among many other oils) in my last couple of bikes and liked it until I tried Motul.
sorry* *but* they dont sell the* SYNTHETIC motul for 6 bucks a quart.* * *
Yes they do.* You just need to shop someplace else.

FWIW, I haven't ever seen a non-synthetic from Motul.

From http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html (a good write-up)
"If I wanted to blend my own oil, I expect I would use something like 25% Motul 5100 10W-40 and 75% Chevron Delo 15w-40, which would get me both the advantages of a lot of diester stock (5100 is pure diester) and the diesel additive package. In the winter, however, I would use 25% Motul and 75% Rotella synthetic, to get the superior low temperature performance."

"Another type of base oil is made from refined and processed esters and is called Group V. Esters start life as fatty acids in plants and animals, which are then chemically combined into esters, diesters, and polyesters ... Group V base stocks are the most expensive of all to produce. However, the esters are polar molecules and have very significant solvent properties - an ester base oil all by itself will do a very decent job of keeping your engine clean. So, people who are serious about making a superior oil will usually mix some Group V oils into their base stock. "

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Re: Local Source for Mobil 1 mc oil?

Motul makes 3 levels of oil:
Motul 3000 a non synthetic petroleum based oil, retails at $4.95
Motul 5100 a synthetic blend,* retails at $7.75
Motul 300V 4T full synthetic for 4 strokes retails at $14.95



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I haven't ever seen the 3000. You live and learn. Thanks! :biggthumpup:

Sorry, but I probably won't be shopping at M-U at those prices. (and you are 2 hours away )
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Motul makes 3 levels of oil:
Motul 3000 a non synthetic petroleum based oil, retails at $4.95
Motul 5100 a synthetic blend,* retails at $7.75
Motul 300V 4T full synthetic for 4 strokes retails at $14.95
Just a comment about the way this is worded.* Motul 5100 synthetic blend vs Motul 300V 4T full synthetic.

A synthetic blend is different from a semi-synthetic.* Semi-synthetics are oils which are a blend of petroleum oil and no more than 30% synthetic oil.* Motul synthetics contain no petroleum oils - they're pure synthetic. 5100 Ester (as it is called on their website, www.motul.com) uses a pure diester base oil.

So, with that out in the air, am I speaking of $6 oil to folks purchasing the 300V?

I can't say anything in particular between the 5100 and 300's differing abilities, one is for general purpose and the other is designed and sold as its racing oriented brother.* But an engine operated almost exclusively at redline will have different needs for its oil to facilitate than those of an engine in an everyday rider's bike.
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