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Oil Brands / what do you use?

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Good Sunday morning! Hers's the scoop, needing to change oil on a Honda 919 and asked on another thread but thought a new one would get more response. What's your choice? Thanks, STN
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Which oil to use.

I personally prefer Mobil 1 10w40 motorcycle oil. They have different styles for different motors like Mobil 1 10w40 v twin and Mobil 1 10w40 racing 4T. Mobil 1 is a great synthetic motor oil that does not gum up your motor. In short is a very clean oil. I only use it in my bike and my truck. You can check it out on the following site... Motorcycle Oils This is just what I prefer, but ultimately the choice is yours. There are a lot of more expensive alternatives out there. Just remember just like a car if you decide to go to a synthetic motor oil you cannot go back to conventional oil after words. You will end up with leaky seals. Hope this helps.
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.Just remember just like a car if you decide to go to a synthetic motor oil you cannot go back to conventional oil after words. You will end up with leaky seals. Hope this helps.
Really? I have never heard of this before. Just curious if anyone else has heard this?
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boy, is this a good way to start a war. i'm sure if you do a search you will find lots of oil threads. that being said, since you asked i'll answer. i also use mobile 1 racing 4t in my bike. i've heard the tale of leaking seals but i've never met anyone who had this problem. i think any non energy conserving 2 oil changed at appropriate intervels will protect your bike just fine.

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mobil1 in my bikes and in my cars. My ford used to suck about a quart per 3K miles, and since I changed it to synthetic it doesn't lose any.

My bike loves it...it makes it faster than the conventional oil bikes..
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The Honda dealer dudes say NOT to use any synthetic until 8k; and NO oil other than motorcycle specific as car oils have detergents which are really bad on the clutch.
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I have heard the myth about changing from synthetic to conventional also. I have never met anyone who had that problem, but ive never known anyone to make that switch either.
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The Honda dealer dudes say NOT to use any synthetic until 8k; and NO oil other than motorcycle specific as car oils have detergents which are really bad on the clutch.
And more often than not, friction modifiers.

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I've used Castrol products since day one, used their GTX oil in my Accord for many years (sold at 212K miles). And I used Castrol motorcycle specific oil in my EX500 and now in my GSF600. Also it's just regular old oil, not synthetic, never had a problem.

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RotellaT Synthetic. 17 bucks a gallon at wall mart. It is made for diesels but has been proven time and again to work great for motorcycles.
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RotellaT Synthetic. 17 bucks a gallon at wall mart. It is made for diesels but has been proven time and again to work great for motorcycles.
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but its 19.50 here, and rotella makes a diesel oil but this isnt diesel specific(the blue bottle)

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I run my bike on this, it's wet clutch safe as well ...


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