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Old 09-23-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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What Brand of Oil do Ya'll Use

Please keep on topic I have 2 questions

1. What brand of oil do you us and what type is is Synthetic or not do you factor price in or is price not an option?

1.5 and what weight 5W-40, 10W50,10W40..ect and why

2. If you use Amsoil, Royal Purple, Motul 300V can you tell me how you like it or what have you heard of it?

http://www.royalpurple.com/prodsa/mcycle.html

http://www.motul.com.my/eng/product_...4stroke03.html

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/Sea...CategoryID=289
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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2) I used royal purple in my rotary, great stuff.
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I forgot about Royal, I have a buddy who works for them. Just called him and he's trying to get me a case or two. I'll let you know how I like it.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:48 PM   #4
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I use Amsoil, Motul, Pennzoil

20-50 in my air-oil cooled bike, 10-40 in the wifes.

Whichever you use, make sure it doesn't have the friction additives if you have a wet clutch.

Any name brand that meets the specs will be fine, if you change it at regular intervals. A lot of people swear by Mobil 1, but the new blend has the friction additives in it and there have been reports of clutches slipping.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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I've used AMSoil since the early 90's. Excellent products. My friend who used Mobil 1 exclusively noticed a lot of harshness in drivetrains with the newer formulas, and made the switch. I use Mobil 1 5-20 in the truck, never had a problem, but I change it very frequently due to racing.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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rotella t 15-40. 9 bucks from walmart for a 5 quart jug.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #8
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my theory is a new engine should use regular. for the first 3 oil changes. at that point if it doesnt consume oil by burning or blow-by than switch to a synthetic. if it is consuming alot of oil, say more then a full quart between oil chanes, than use an inexpensive but decent quality regular (castrol actevo comes to mind, cyclegear practicly gives it away sometimes!)

as far as weights go, 10-40 is basicly a worldwide standard based on average temperatures, something like a 20-50 should get the same effect in houston. i have heard some racers like to use thinner oils, that they somehow peform better, less resistance maybe?
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:17 PM   #9
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:17 PM   #10
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #11
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anybody use rotella t synthetic? what weights do you guys use? I only saw 5W-40. does the 5W matter since it's not winter here?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:54 PM   #13
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Mobil Super Delvac 1300 15w40. Full synthetic, and $8 and change at Wal-Mart for the 4qt jug. I switched from the Mobil 4 stroke racing oil on the last oil change and now my transmission shifts like butter. It is one of the only oils that meet Volvo's strict VDS-2 certification. I like it so much that it is in my Tacoma now and will be in the Focus on the next oil change.

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:51 PM   #14
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SHELL ROTELLA T 5W-40 (Fully synthetic heavy-duty engine oil.)

rosn 1gal 5w40 z7

I use it for the truck, car and motorbike.

From the SHELL Rotella T web site:

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Can heavy-duty diesel oil be used in motorcycles?

Motorcycle gasoline engines may not seem in the same league as the big displacement diesel engine under your hood, but they share some of the same lubrication requirements. So yes, in many cases, a premium heavy-duty universal oil capable of serving both diesel and gasoline engines is the best choice for your bike.

The high power-to-displacement ratio of a motorcycle engine means rod and main bearings are subjected to loads that are not normally found in passenger car engines. The valve train is also highly loaded, and requires extreme pressure boundary lubrication. The same can be said about gears in the transmission, which are normally lubricated by engine oil. Oil additives containing phosphorus protect these highly loaded extreme pressure areas (in both gasoline and diesel engines). Because diesel engines have higher loading of components, more of the phosphorus-containing additive is present than in typical passenger car oils. And with advanced catalyst systems for gasoline engines, the phosphorus content has been declining in passenger car oils.

Since many bike engines are air-cooled, and tend to be operated at high power outputs and speeds, their lubricating oil needs to be more resistant to high temperature oxidation. That?s another advantage of a premium universal oil. Another thing you want in your motorcycle is oil that has excellent viscosity control, so that with use it retains high temperature viscosity. Some multiviscosity grade passenger car oils, subjected to extreme loads, can quickly thin out. Their viscosity can drop to the next lower grade.

One last thing to consider is whether oil contains friction modifier additives. For improved fuel economy, most passenger car oils have such an additive. But the wet clutch in your bike doesn?t perform right with friction modifiers. Universal engine oils don?t have friction modifiers.

Be careful choosing diesel oils. Not all of them are universal. In addition to the API Service Category CI-4 PLUS for diesels, look for API Service Category SL.

Premium universal oils like Shell ROTELLA? T Multigrade are formulated for heavy-duty performance, and your bike engine has some heavy-duty challenges for oil. For optimum performance, be sure your oil is up to the challenge.

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rotella t 15-40. 9 bucks from walmart for a 5 quart jug.
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i just changed oil from the suzuki brand to rotella t synthetic and the bike seemed to be running smoother.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:52 AM   #19
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I love the royal purple,
you know how my bike did on the dyno so i don't need to say much more than that.

if you use it, make sure you get the 10W 40 MAX CYCLE, it is formulated for motorcycles
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how much is royal purple and where'd you get it?
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