YammyR1 said:That article is also 11 years old. Try something a little more current. I buy mine more for peace of mind than anything else. Maybe the claims are hype, BUT MAYBE they aren't...
I bet you the same company makes itTravis71902 said:If ya got the money for the toy, then ya got the money for the right oil. Just use the manufacturers specified weight, and as far as I know all the companies have thier own brand of oil for their motorcycles. Yamalube, the honda stuff, etc....But what do I know? :bitchslap
So you took a poll, got at least one answer you wanted to hear, several that you didn't, no real concrete evidence either way (other than I do this and the world hasn't ended), and you chose to disregard the manufacturer's recommendation. Not that this is wrong, but I find it amusing.fordfasterr said:Ok, so far it sounds like the 10w40 pennzoil might be a good oil to use on the bike from now on ..
I'll be switching to that on the next oil change
WOO HOO !!
The bad part is that 6 out of 9 people think the regular motor oil is not good for the bike !! OUCH !
Well the main reason why you should use motorcycle oil is because of the wet clutch design. Bike oil supposedly have some friction modifiers or whatever to make the wet clutch perform better and last longer. By changing to normal automotive oil there *might* be a chance of your clutch needing replacement earlier in the bike's life. I would like to see hard facts of motorcycle oil vs automotive oil, I'm talking about real world testing to see if bike oil is worth being 3 times more expensive than automotive oil.crx81 said:What in the world are you basing this comment on?
The manual only says you must use 10w-40 for my 636. Nothing else really. No specifics on brand and such .... ????RayOSV said:......... and you chose to disregard the manufacturer's recommendation.........
I will whole heartedly agree with you there. Someone needs to put this debate to rest once and for all with some cold, hard facts.TTsixxer said:I would like to see hard facts of motorcycle oil vs automotive oil, I'm talking about real world testing to see if bike oil is worth being 3 times more expensive than automotive oil.