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Mar 28th 2016, 03:45 PM   #1
  Mar 2016
  Spokane, WA

  2009 Yamaha R1
Favorite synthetic oil and filter?

So I just recently got a new to me bike and I believe the oil that has been in it is the yamalube semi synthetic. I want to switch to a full synthetic oil and do the change soon as I do not know when the last change was so I can get it on a regimented schedule. I am thinking of going with the amsoil synthetic metric motorcycle oil and the K&N oil filter because it has that handy nut on the end to make it easier to install and remove. Been out of the bike game for a few years now and don't know what the decent oils are anymore. I don't need some sort of crazy "high mileage" oil because I will change to every 2500-3000 miles regardless. Are these good choices? Also if you all have any favorite websites to buy from that is significantly cheaper than a store I am open to suggestions on that as well. Thank you for you responses in advance.
Mar 28th 2016, 04:07 PM   #2
 albatrosscafe's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Why buy synthetic if you will change at 2500-3000 anyway? I am curious about this - I thought the point of synth was so that you could go longer between changes but I don't know much about it. I've been using Yamalube semi-synth for all my changes as well.
Mar 28th 2016, 04:08 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Des Moines

  690 SMC R, XR650R, M1200S, VFR800, & GSXR750
I use Amsoil for all of my vehicles. It's expensive, but it allows me to not worry too much about what oil I use. As for filters, WIX/NAPA Gold and if I can't get those, K&N. The nut on the K&N filter is nice, but I hand tighten my filters to avoid overdoing it, which means I can get it off by hand 90% of the time.
Mar 28th 2016, 04:08 PM   #4
 Arnbo's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

  ZX10-R GSXR 600 Track Bike
Silkolene Pro 4 and a K&N filter
Mar 28th 2016, 04:12 PM   #5
 wooden's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
K&N filters, Mobil Delvac Diesel oil in all of my bikes. Literally the only thing I'll give Walmart my money for.
Mar 28th 2016, 04:26 PM   #6
 equinity's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  aprilia RSV4, aprilia Tuono 1100
I use Rotella T6 with HiFlo filters.
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Mar 28th 2016, 05:38 PM   #7
 RVFR's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Amsoil fiend here, always have been, and after an engine 32K valve adjustment done by the dealer, I get a phone call asking what Oil I use? and in the way he asked I was set back like oh shiet! glup somethings wrong... Nope they wanted to know because the engine was like new inside, Nuff said.
Mar 28th 2016, 05:40 PM   #8
 GPD323's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Mobile One 10-40 and Baldwin oil filters filters. KLR gets K&N 123 filter though
Mar 28th 2016, 07:42 PM   #9
 Davidk's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Bainbridge Island

  Ducati ST4
Mobile ONE with Amsoil filters -
That is ALL...
Mar 28th 2016, 07:52 PM   #10
 ronin's Avatar
  Mar 2016

  Ducati ST4s, Ducati Monster, R1 CLE
Mobil 1


Elf - love the stuff, but try to find it...

Not necessarily in that order
Mar 28th 2016, 08:18 PM   #11
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Originally Posted by wooden
K&N filters, Mobil Delvac Diesel oil in all of my bikes. Literally the only thing I'll give Walmart my money for.
I've used Delvac, but it doesn't appear to have JASO MA approval. It's probably ok, but I use Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic (which is JASO MA approved) and Purolator Pure One filters.
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Mar 28th 2016, 08:22 PM   #12
 Pigs's Avatar
  Jan 2016

mobil 1 and k&n.
Mar 29th 2016, 09:26 AM   #13
  Jan 2016

  2018 Kaw Ninja H2 SX SE
I use EVOO olive oil, and a nice block of Swiss cheese for a filter.

You got a problem wif dat?

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Mar 29th 2016, 10:15 AM   #14
 DGA's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  An Ape and a Husky
Rotella T6 and factory filters in everything except in the Italian princes...than it's what the factory recommends with OEM filters.
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Mar 29th 2016, 11:45 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
i dont trust K&N anymore cut open one of my filters and the paper filter was separated inside (so not filtering anything)
did like the nut on the end tho

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