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Old 08-17-2015, 12:39 PM   #21
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Actually that Mobil 1 jug at Walmart is 5 quarts not one gallon so even cheaper.

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Nesto; I feel like my oil is full synthetic. I am not sure but I also feel like the Suzuki oil is full synthetic also. I am not sure though. I have both in garage I will check in a minute. About to go to bullritios.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:41 PM   #22
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I have been told that before (wasting money part). In my defense I like to run bike in high rpms so oil is usually pretty burnt up. But I am OCD about motorcycle and 4 wheeler so I do things more than I probably should.
If you're curious whether you can safely extend your oil change interval have some samples sent for analysis. They'll tell you everything you need to know.

edit: just saw this was already recommended. It certainly can't hurt.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:57 PM   #23
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I wanta get 2,000+ miles out of an oil change :(
I'm avg 430 miles per change (every 15 hours)
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I wanta get 2,000+ miles out of an oil change :(
I'm avg 430 miles per change (every 15 hours)
430 miles (or 15 hours) between oil changes? what are you riding? a helicopter???
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430 miles (or 15 hours) between oil changes? what are you riding? a helicopter???
Average speed = 28.66666666666667 mph
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Mobil1 is fine. and you're wasting money changing your oil that often
I change my oil every 3-4 hrs of riding....
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I change my oil every 3-4 hrs of riding....
on your race bike?
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I change my oil every 3-4 hrs of riding....
How often do you check the radiator?
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Never, I wait till I ruin group rides.
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I have been told that before (wasting money part). In my defense I like to run bike in high rpms so oil is usually pretty burnt up. But I am OCD about motorcycle and 4 wheeler so I do things more than I probably should.
How do you know the oil is "pretty burnt up"?

Have you sent a sample in to BlackStone Labs?

Not until you do so can you make such statements.


I use Motul. I change my oil every 6k or so and I beat the out of my bike... Then again, it is a Honda
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From everything I've read, the real benefit is actually changing your oil. Kind of like brushing your teeth. The brand of toothpaste really doesn't matter just as long as you just do it. So many people skip oil changes and that's what gets you eventually.
I'm sure quite a few dentists, and engine builders, would disagree with you. The wrong oil CAN cost you more $$$ in the long run. Why waste money changing engine oil too frequently if an analysis says you can extend intervals?
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Blackstone labs consistently reports motul as being a better oil than mobile one. However they are both light years ahead of anything else on the market. So really in my opinion choosing either one will be fine and you would never notice the difference.
Just saw this... I should read the whole thread before posting.
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I'm sure quite a few dentists, and engine builders, would disagree with you. The wrong oil CAN cost you more $$$ in the long run. Why waste money changing engine oil too frequently if an analysis says you can extend intervals?
Of course no statement is universal. You can always find someone that will disagree with you. I was just saying from what I've read. I'm sure there's someone out there with a different opinion.
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I'm sure quite a few dentists, and engine builders, would disagree with you. The wrong oil CAN cost you more $$$ in the long run. Why waste money changing engine oil too frequently if an analysis says you can extend intervals?
Almost none of these bikes are around long enough to have enough engine wear that it matters. Most will be wrecked or just sit in the garage getting 1k-2k miles per year anyway. So I agree, extend the intervals.
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Of course no statement is universal. You can always find someone that will disagree with you. I was just saying from what I've read. I'm sure there's someone out there with a different opinion.
Agreed, I wasn't trying to discredit your statement, I should have been more specific. Regular maintenance is key to longevity...probably more so than choosing top tier oils. Not all oils are created equally, and we have tools to ensure that we are running our chosen oil for the appropriate amount of time. Whatever you run, identify its useable life span and change it before it loses its lubricity.
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How do you know the oil is "pretty burnt up"?

Have you sent a sample in to BlackStone Labs?

Not until you do so can you make such statements.


I use Motul. I change my oil every 6k or so and I beat the out of my bike... Then again, it is a Honda
I was only implying the color is dark and consistency differences when changing oil. I am by no means a lab. But any fool that has changed oil on his toys for the better part of 20 yrs can tell the differences used oil.
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I run ams oil 20-50. Change it about every 3k or so( within a 100 or 200 miles) love it. Yes I also run k and n oil filters. I ride my bike everyday. Have put over 12k on it since febuary. But the oil also calls out my buell on the label. Its good for more than that. But then again I ride it everyday. ( it's not riddin easy) just my .02. No issues. Smoother shifting. Cooler temps. (air colled bike)
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I think there wasn't an exact match for weight of oil I was using. Are you talking T5 or T6. I am always questioning rotella bc of the additives for diesel use.

Yes byrdman another oil thread sort of, and yes I have read most of the old ones.

I am running a summer weight right now, I think it's a 10w40. Don't quote me on that bc sometimes I get motorcycle and 4 wheeler weights confused. Once a week I am changing one of them.
Everyone thinks their oil question is unique. But it is, in fact, another oil thread!


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