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05-08-2019 07:00 PM
Machining I run amsoil too, changed to it about 1700 miles ago. Amsoil metric and oem filter.
05-08-2019 01:02 PM
Algorhythms
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Originally Posted by Bloose View Post
JMHO, But,

I only run Amsoil in my bikes now. I am not an Amsoil nut, I don't run it in anything except my bikes.

The reason I run Amsoil is because of my 2006 Honda. I ran Amsoil in it when I bought it (used with 6K miles on it) but was tired of paying $10 a qt for oil. Not only is that more than I'd like to pay, but the Honda used enough oil that I'd have to add a qt between changes (race only bike). So, I changed to Castrol Synthetic MC oil. I instantly noticed a difference in the shifter feel. I could literally feel the shift dogs when shifting. I started missing shifts and it just felt bad. I dumped the Castrol and put Amsoil 10W40 MC oil back in and everything went back to normal. Because of this I run Amsoil in all of my bikes now. I still don't like paying $10 a qt but I feel it is worth the extra few dollars per oil change.

That said, I've never run any other oils and some others may be just as good or even better than the Amsoil. I found that I was happy with the Amsoil and just haven't felt the need to change ever since that one time.

HTH
Amsoil is a great oil from what I hear but that was in the car world. How long have you been using Amsoil?
05-08-2019 12:48 PM
Algorhythms
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Originally Posted by Porschenut View Post
After being a car and bike enthusiast for almost 25 years and constantly reading and reading info from subject matter experts, I've observed 2 schools of thought on oil. Either a person is passionate about a particular oil for one reason or another, or you go with any synthetic oil that meets the required specs and just change it regularly. Honestly, how are you ever going to know the difference as long as you change it every 3,000miles (or 5,000km for non-Americans).
Yeah with my car I've always gone with Valvoline because I liked how my car reacts to with that brand. Now with the Motorcycle, I'm not sure since all the bikes i've ridden weren't owned by me. So I am giving Motul a shot first and will go from there.
05-07-2019 07:55 PM
Bloose JMHO, But,

I only run Amsoil in my bikes now. I am not an Amsoil nut, I don't run it in anything except my bikes.

The reason I run Amsoil is because of my 2006 Honda. I ran Amsoil in it when I bought it (used with 6K miles on it) but was tired of paying $10 a qt for oil. Not only is that more than I'd like to pay, but the Honda used enough oil that I'd have to add a qt between changes (race only bike). So, I changed to Castrol Synthetic MC oil. I instantly noticed a difference in the shifter feel. I could literally feel the shift dogs when shifting. I started missing shifts and it just felt bad. I dumped the Castrol and put Amsoil 10W40 MC oil back in and everything went back to normal. Because of this I run Amsoil in all of my bikes now. I still don't like paying $10 a qt but I feel it is worth the extra few dollars per oil change.

That said, I've never run any other oils and some others may be just as good or even better than the Amsoil. I found that I was happy with the Amsoil and just haven't felt the need to change ever since that one time.

HTH
05-07-2019 06:42 PM
Porschenut After being a car and bike enthusiast for almost 25 years and constantly reading and reading info from subject matter experts, I've observed 2 schools of thought on oil. Either a person is passionate about a particular oil for one reason or another, or you go with any synthetic oil that meets the required specs and just change it regularly. Honestly, how are you ever going to know the difference as long as you change it every 3,000miles (or 5,000km for non-Americans).
05-07-2019 04:05 PM
Algorhythms
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Originally Posted by AFM54 View Post
Iíve had good luck with Motul 7100 10w40......but any name brand quality motorcycle oil is good. On new bikes I usually do the first change even sooner than recommend. It doesnít take long to do the initial break in that gets all the little metal parts in the oil (cue off topic options).
I was stuck with between choosing Motul, Castrol or Mobil 1. Heard Motul is good.
05-07-2019 04:04 PM
Algorhythms
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Originally Posted by Machining View Post
Canola oil
lmfao
05-07-2019 03:51 PM
AFM54 Iíve had good luck with Motul 7100 10w40......but any name brand quality motorcycle oil is good. On new bikes I usually do the first change even sooner than recommend. It doesnít take long to do the initial break in that gets all the little metal parts in the oil (cue off topic options).
05-07-2019 03:46 PM
Machining Canola oil
05-07-2019 03:01 PM
Algorhythms
Break in oil maintenance

Recently brought a 2017 ZX10R and I am at my 600-mile service mark. What is the best oil you would recommend to use?

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