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Old 06-27-2006, 01:48 PM
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Preferred oil

I know everyone has an opinion.

What is everyone using for motor oil, and how often are you changing it?
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:52 PM
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Use the fuggin search feature.....PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!1
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old deep frying oil from the local McDonald's tends to do the trick for me
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Oil? Oh, that's soooo last year. We're now using more "exotic" lubricants like KY jelly!

Welcome to the site but, umm, don't start with an oil question! :-)
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dude ky works? really. wonder if that warming stuff will give me a few extra hp
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I use Honda GN4 10w40 exclusively, changed every ~1000 miles.
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**** every 1000? I guess if there's 2 track days in there it makes sense but every 1500 here loosely. heh. if it goes to 2000 I'm fine
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Beechnut,

My apologies. I didn't know the search engine wouldn't work on "oil". I just discovered to my surprise that the search engine is limited to a minimum of FOUR letters. So try searching "Mobil" and you'll get more than you really wanted with regards to oil threads. Have fun reading!! hehehe
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Oil just slows you down. Drain it and go!
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strait 50 weight
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkrider
Beechnut,

My apologies. I didn't know the search engine wouldn't work on "oil". I just discovered to my surprise that the search engine is limited to a minimum of FOUR letters. So try searching "Mobil" and you'll get more than you really wanted with regards to oil threads. Have fun reading!! hehehe
Yep. Kinda sucks, huh? Maybe we could add something to a knowledge base, where everyone posts up the oil they use.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:51 PM
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h4n or whatever that honda **** is.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:53 PM
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I'm lucky if I get 500 miles between oil changes.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:33 AM
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I think a KB oil post would only serve to confuse people as EVERYONE uses a different brand, weight and frequency of change. By the by, I use Motul because a friend's father owns the Ducati dealership on the island. That crap is expensive.
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:09 AM
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Talking The best oil is SOLID

to aid in bringing some extra weight to my bike...i have found that filling the engine with ball bearings is just as effective as using any kind of oil...including synthetic. Give it a try....
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Originally Posted by Hawkrider
Beechnut,

My apologies. I didn't know the search engine wouldn't work on "oil". I just discovered to my surprise that the search engine is limited to a minimum of FOUR letters. So try searching "Mobil" and you'll get more than you really wanted with regards to oil threads. Have fun reading!! hehehe

I was sort of expecting this with the different brands, and mileage.

How you're riding the bike and what type of oil certainly affects the life of the oil's properties. The debate of sythetic vs dead dino oil in a bike seems 50/50. I haven't seen any evidence one way or another.

I do know the synthetic is $$$. It pays off if you have a clean, tight, cool running motor and can put lot's of miles on the oil between changes. My yearly mileage is only 6k, so with a 6 month interval I'm only getting 3k on the oil. If I change it 2x in the summer and once in the winter it's even less.
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:41 AM
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Amsoil 20w-50 here. I usually go 5000 between changes because 90% of my miles are on the highway. I would be changing oil every 3 weeks if I changed it at 3000.
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I use the mobil stuff, but I never change it.
My bike seems to burn it up pretty fast so I just keep putting new oil in.
Works for me.
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