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Old 06-01-2006, 04:04 PM
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Question What kind of Oil do you use?

I am comming up on the 10,000 mile mark on the SH. I was thnking on using a Synthetic oil. Is anyone using this type. How is it in the clutch? What is the best for the Hawk?
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LMAO......he he ha ha.....Man, don't listen to him.....It is just that subject has been beat to death.....

Mobil 1 gold cap, down the street at wal-mart.....get the big jug, it is cheaper that way....also use the supertech oil filter....$2.08 and they are one of the best....can't remember the number on it, search the site here you will find it....

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Honda GN4 dino oil. $39.99 for a case of 12 quarts.
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Motul semi-synth and OEM filter
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No oil for me. I use KY Jelly. Umm.... good.....
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Originally Posted by superbling
No oil for me. I use KY Jelly. Umm.... good.....

Is that the new, warm massage KY?? I here that stuff is slick, pun intended...So it probably would be a good lube for the bike...nah....LOL
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Mobil 1. No worries.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:52 PM
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O.K. I've got my big stick....now where's that damn horse. Rotella is good stuff too.
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I used the Rotella in the wifes ninja, it seemed to darkin a lot faster....I have more miles on my oil (Mobil 1) and I run harder, and it looks as clear as when I changed it.....almost a little weird in fact....supposed to get 15k miles out of it...course I will change it at 4k just for ***** and grins....lol
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Well, since we're beating the hell out of this horse again...

rotella synthetic
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I use synthetic and no problems...

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Old 06-02-2006, 02:54 PM
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3 1/2 quarts amsoil 20-50
little over 1/2 quart lucas full synthetic
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Originally Posted by JesseW.
3 1/2 quarts amsoil 20-50
little over 1/2 quart lucas full synthetic

That is an interesting mix, so how did you come by that?
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i switched from regular oil to amsoil and it picked up a slight noise in the valves between 3000-4500 rpms. dad told me his harley did the same when he switched and he put a bottle of that in there and it quieted down. so i tried it and it the noise went away. it's called lucas pure synthetic. it's expensive $16 a quart. but 1 bottle will do 2 oil changes. it says to use 1/2 the bottle on high perfomance motorcycles with wet clutches.

my clutches also had a slight sound in them in 6th gear(sounded like a really muffled ducati dry clutch), i don't know if it was the clutch or the gear itself but it's also quieter now. the clutch hasn't slipped yet so i'm very happy with it
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Amsoil 40wt for me works great never gets dark either
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Shell Rotella 15W-40 (conventional)

I have used it for several years in several bikes. I have run the poop out of all of them and no problems so far.


FWIW: I tried "regular" auto oil a good while back (not in the SH) and got clutch slip. The friction modifiers used in auto oils, but not used in diesel rated oils, made the wet clutch very unhappy.
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After about 3 or 4 thousand miles from new, started using Mobil 1 MX4T motorcycle specific. No problems.
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Honda GN4 10w40. I've found it shift the best. Only Honda filters on my bikes too!
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I guess you haven't tried using the M1 15-50 yet then?
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would mobile 5000 10-40 hurt my bike our would it be ok in there the guy who had my bike before me put that in it. He said he canged it right before i bought it will it be ok our should i get rid of it and get something else.
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rotella 15w-40
super tech filter

(getting dark means it's doing it's job)
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What kind of Oil do you use?

Originally Posted by Radiaoktiv
rotella 15w-40
super tech filter

(getting dark means it's doing it's job)
If you like the Rotella T 15W40 might I suggest trying their 5W40 Full Synthetic. That's what I run in all of my bikes and started using it in the cages too.

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