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Old 05-08-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question Another Oil Thread

So I'm the pickiest person when it comes to buying things. I still haven't bought my motor oil and have written like 3 threads about it. What brand of 10w-40 full synthetic oil should I get and where can I find it? I've been to numerous places looking for 10w40 fs oil. Is it okay to use a 10w-30? I also do not want to spend more than $4 a quart, so this should help narrow down my search.

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Old 05-08-2008, 06:33 PM   #2
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$4 quart? I get Castrol Synthetic from Cycle Gear but its closer to $6-$7/quart
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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I use Royal Purple.
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40 weight is better for higher temperatures than 30 weight would be. In the summer months I think you're OK to run 50 weight. In the winter months, maybe 20 weight.

My only real advise would be to change your oil often. Even the best oils break down, so whatever you decide on, CHANGE IT OFTEN!
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shell rotella ftmfw!!!!!!!! BTY, full synthetic motorcycle oils for $4 a quart, LOL
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motul.... pay for it...

Oil is like insurance on your vehicle. You need it, you want it, if you don't use it or get a knock off you will be upset when something happens...

its like eating tacobell 24/7 and wondering why you have so much gas
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motul.... pay for it...

Oil is like insurance on your vehicle. You need it, you want it, if you don't use it or get a knock off you will be upset when something happens...

its like eating tacobell 24/7 and wondering why you have so much gas
:/: soooo far from the truth
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unless you race the bike, conventional oil will suit you just fine. no need to spring for the synthetic.
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motul.... pay for it...

Oil is like insurance on your vehicle. You need it, you want it, if you don't use it or get a knock off you will be upset when something happens...

its like eating tacobell 24/7 and wondering why you have so much gas
so true so true
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unless you race the bike, conventional oil will suit you just fine. no need to spring for the synthetic.
mike has a point.

I put full syn Castrol in the 600 and the shifts were very harsh.

I refilled with a conventional w the same grade and worked perfectly.

the motul is mineral based oil
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
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You can get a 5 qt. jug of 15w50 Mobil One red cap at Wal Mart for around $22.00. Real close to your $4.00 a qt.
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purple that good stuff I run it in my bike I love it, But 4 $ don't get you nothing nowadays
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if it for the street and you don't want to spend a lot of money, just use regular motor oil.. without friction modifiers.. my R1 has over 72000 miles on it using regular castrol and i've never had an engine issue.. but if you want a true full synthetic.. i don't think your gonna pay less than $5 a quart
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$4 quart? I get Castrol Synthetic from Cycle Gear but its closer to $6-$7/quart
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mobil 1 for me... but the only way you will get syn for 4.00 or less a qt is to steal it....
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I use Royal Purple.
RP is $9 per quart... i look at it as insurance for my motor... i could tell a huge difference when i went with RP but to each his own i guess... but personally i wouldn't put $4 oil into my bike, engines cost too much to replace
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RP is $9 per quart... i look at it as insurance for my motor... i could tell a huge difference when i went with RP but to each his own i guess... but personally i wouldn't put $4 oil into my bike, engines cost too much to replace


i agree... that 9.00 a qt is lots cheaper than that 4000.00 motor..
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if you want to save money and skip the scam, castrol oil. . .it has an anti froth which is ideal for high reving motors, and get a civic oil filter. . .cant rember what year, take yours off and match the o ring
for those of you cheap I kid, I kid....this will save you $2 or $3

This site will let you determine what CAR filter will work on your bike.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/FilterXRef.html
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The Honda stuff is good and cheap or you could check out this place for suzuki specific oils.

http://www.oneidasuzuki.com/store/pa...oil-quart.html
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