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post #1 of 44 Old 03-11-2007, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Mobil 1 Question

I have heard that I can use 10w40 Mobil 1 in my bike... Is there a specific kind I need or can I use just regular Mobil 1?

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Just make sure on the back of the bottle where the info label is that it does not say 'Energy conserving' and you will be fine.
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Not sure? but i use castrol bike oil I use the gps 10w 40.
http://www.proformanceusa.com/mall/c...otorcycle.aspx
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The Mobil 1 for bikes come in two flavors, 10w40 called MX4T and 20w50 called VTwin, I believe.
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I was asking specifically about the Automobile Mobil 1...

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I was asking specifically about the Automobile Mobil 1...

yeah u can use it. its very similar to the mx4t. its in a silver jug with a gold cap.
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yeah u can use it. its very similar to the mx4t. its in a silver jug with a gold cap.

Thanks... The price is so much better than the motorcycle shop down the road...

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Which oil are you lookin' at. There is Mobil 1 0w40, Mobil 1 5w40 and some new stuff that I haven't seen yet Mobil 1 10w40 High Mileage. The 0w40 is pretty good oil with some moly just like the bike specific stuff. The 5w40 has no moly and is way down on zinc. I haven't seen an oil analysis on the 10w40 High Mileage yet. I've used the Mobil 1 15w50 (car stuff) car stuff in lots of bikes but the high viscosity caused clunky shifting when cold so I changed to the Mobil 1 MX4T 10w40 which I got from the local Autozone for $26.60 a case because the guy was overstocked.
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I would not use an automobile oil in your high performance motorcycle engine. Although the automotive oil is good quality.....it is not designed for a wet clutch application (motorcycle). Cars only have to worry about lubricating the engine, while motorcycles also have to lubricate the clutch and transmission. Using an automoble oil can cause problems with your clutch because they contain friction modifiers....while a motorcycle specific oil does not contain any friction modifiers. So...the bottom line is that I would not use an automobile oil in my motorcyle......ever! Check out Amsoil for a top notch synthetic motorcycle oil at a reasonable price. More information can be found here http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/mcf.aspx
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BS. Lots of motorcycle oils contain friction modifiers. All the Mobil 1 motorcycle specific oils do so I guess that shoots down your agrument.
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