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Mar 7th 2018, 12:35 PM   #16
 
  Feb 2018
  rochester, wa.

  the all mighty C14 -zx's fat sister
Dang give me a drag off that..
Mar 7th 2018, 01:45 PM   #17
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Floging a dead horse, just change it often and youll be fine.
Mar 7th 2018, 01:48 PM   #18
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
And here I thought we were floging a dead dinosaur...or perhaps a synthetic dinosaur.
Mar 7th 2018, 02:15 PM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  Here

Nowhere will you find as much confirmation bias as in oil discussions on automotive forums. Whatever you think is best, all your experience proves it. Retroactively.
Mar 15th 2018, 12:37 PM   #20
 
  Feb 2018
  rochester, wa.

  the all mighty C14 -zx's fat sister
My bro has used mobile 1 regular car oil for years and laughs at me for spending more on actual bike oil. Mobile 1 t4.
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Mar 15th 2018, 03:52 PM   #21
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Quote:
Originally Posted by k jenson
My bro has used mobile 1 regular car oil for years and laughs at me for spending more on actual bike oil. Mobile 1 t4.
Most Motorcycles use a wet Clutch and car oil is not
Good for them at all, use motorcycle oil
Mar 16th 2018, 06:06 AM   #22
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Mar 16th 2018, 06:47 AM   #23
 
  Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by Sentinel
If that horse had been carrying concealed, this thread might have been more lively.
Mar 16th 2018, 08:19 AM   #24
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
what the fuck is "carrying concealed"?
Mar 16th 2018, 08:41 AM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Here

Pretty sure it means "pregnant, but not showing yet".
Mar 16th 2018, 05:59 PM   #26
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
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Originally Posted by WarpShatner7
Pretty sure it means "pregnant, but not showing yet".
Mar 16th 2018, 07:29 PM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 & '12 Honda Goldwing
Use the slippery stuff.....
Mar 18th 2018, 01:08 PM   #28
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by unicykle
Most Motorcycles use a wet Clutch and car oil is not
Good for them at all, use motorcycle oil
I've been using standard Mobil 1 for 30+ years in my bikes, including a lot of racing, never had a clutch problem.
Mar 18th 2018, 02:00 PM   #29
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  Jan 2016
  Emmett Idaho

  2010 Honda Goldwing, 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650, 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 1995 Honda PC800
Quote:
Originally Posted by k jenson
My bro has used mobile 1 regular car oil for years.
Me too. Mobil 1 20-50W. Been using it in my PC800 since 1995. 95,000 miles and burns no oil and still runs great.
Mar 18th 2018, 06:11 PM   #30
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  Jan 2016
  Here

Since we're doing this, what would concern me is using conventional (i.e. refined crude "dino") motor oil in a motorcycle that shares its oil with the gearbox, because of the viscosity improvers: long chain polymers that give them their multigrade properties and are not rated or tested for use with meshing, loaded gears.

That said, I always used to use good old Rotella T6 in my V-Strom, on the assumption that it gets its multigrade properties without those springy plastic molecules that are so subject to shear losses.
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