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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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What oil do you use and why?

On what kind and weight oil you guys use in your bikes.

I know it doesn't really matter but I'm just curious. I know when I had my gsxr 750..........the book said what you could use for oil.

5w30
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5w40
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15/50

etc etc.... So it obviously isn't that big of a deal.

Right now in my R1 I'm using MOBIL 1 10w30 but going to change the oil again this week.

Thinking of changing to a different weight.

What do you guys use/recommend?
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 08:19 PM
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It all depends on the riding temps in your area, not one weight is right for every condition.

I use Motul 300V 15/50w



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As Rhett said and stick by what your user manual says. It gives a guide on oil types for heat ranges.
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As Rhett said and stick by what your user manual says. It gives a guide on oil types for heat ranges.
Yup I know. I was just curious as to what you guys used. The temperature/humidity is so up and down here in WI that it doesn't really seem to matter. I think I'll try something different next oil change though.

I was more curious as to what brand people used.
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with my last yamaha I always ran the standard yamlube 20/50 , it seems crazy but the R1's Ive had seemed to shift better with that weight oil.
I also changed it at 2000 miles so the degradation is not a factor(non synthetic).

I only run repsol on my ducati because so many people say the 10/40 is the only weight to run.
I also ran klotz 15/50 which seems like a logical choice in multi weight viscosity choices.
I cant tell the difference between the two weights on my current ride.
I ordered the repsol from sport bike track gear to my door in less than 24 hours

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To add to what Mac said, one of the reasons I run what I do is because it's very friendly with the R1 and the slipper clutch, it seems to work the best from the few I have tried.
different oil's and different weight oil's make a very big difference in shifting and clutch performance from what I have found.



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Summer I run 10w40. In the winter, I'll be running 5w30.
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I ran Mobil1 5w50 and 15w50 for many years. These days I've been running Kawichem full synth 10w40 cause I got a couple free oil changes at the local shop. No complaints with any of them.


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Have you noticed any differences in engine temperature with the various types of oil you've used?
the Good/ the Bad
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For myself, I've noticed an improvement. Not just in temps, etc. but, also that the clutch seems to operate better and the engine isn't as noisey.

I'm very satisfied with Maxima oil products.
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Honda GN-4, 10w40. I use that in pretty much everything. In colder weather (sub-40F mornings) it might be a little thick but is still ok once you get a little heat in the engine.
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Rotella T 5w-40. Works great, cheap, readily available.
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Just switched to Amsoil 10w40 myself. Not noticing any huge noticable differences other than it seems to keep the engine a little cooler.
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Because it is the best, at least it smells the best.


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post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 01:03 PM
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this is the oil that smells the best.

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This for the little hole.

And This for the really big hole.


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this is the oil that smells the best.
Never smelled that one. ELF racing fuel is the best smelling fuel though with a distinct air of caramel.


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I've always liked the smell of VP, smell is associative tho, and I associate it with the feeling of a 2g launch, mmmm-mmmm good.

the $4.5/liter kinda sucks but shit happens, you gotta pay to play.

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