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    Do you post on any subject other than to promote amsoil? Or can we look forward to another shameless promotion of amsoil?

    I use Rotella now but it is not the only oil, use the oil you are comfortable with and quit beating a dead equine.

    old codger
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    COLOR ME GONE! Another victim or ER's BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old codger View Post
    Do you post on any subject other than to promote amsoil?
    He has contributed nothing (else) to the forums.
    It is no different than any other spam.
    You should report it as such.
    I have......but it was apparently ignored.

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    Couldn't put "fail" across Lolo's picture, but she did come in 4th in the 100 m hurdles - still one heck of an effort.

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    works for me - especially when you consider what the price of regular oil has gotten to lately ($3 a quart of that crap? are you nuts?)

    remember back in the day when regular oil was 93 cents a quart? and synthetic was $5?

    Now regular oil as gone up, and rotella is still $5 / quart.



    Couldn't put "fail" across Lolo's picture, but she did come in 4th in the 100 m hurdles - still one heck of an effort.

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    When looking at AMS' White Papers on their motorcycle oil's, one finds that Mobil 1 comes in second on the 10W40 and 20W50 tests. Advance Auto Parts carries the Mobil 1 M/C oils just down the road from me...I think that's what I'll be running...it's $9.99/qt. compared to $10.75+shipping for the AMS.
    They also carry the Valvoline 4-stroke oil...but it's not a synthetic...but is a bit cheaper at around $4/qt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06m50 View Post
    Advance Auto Parts carries the Mobil 1 M/C oils just down the road from me...I think that's what I'll be running...
    That's what I've used in my bikes for a while now.

    Ignore the "descriptions" for the two different weights and pick the one closest to the book recommendation. That would be the 10W40 for almost all water cooled situations (except maybe the desert Southwest) and the thicker one for air cooled only bikes.

    Unlike some other riders, I can't tell any difference with any part of my bikes performance regardless of what oil I put in it.

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    the only two ways I can tell from regular to synthetic is

    much less oil consumed and
    the oil stays clean a lot longer.

    Never noticed any other differences.



    Couldn't put "fail" across Lolo's picture, but she did come in 4th in the 100 m hurdles - still one heck of an effort.

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    I switched to synthetic at 7000 miles and I will not go back to convential oil. My tranny is MUCH smoother. Jim

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    I switched to Mobile 1 twin V and will not switch back the bike (C90) shifts so much smoother and quieter.

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    Any Rotella 5w40 syn users out there have any issues with oil consumption?
    My last change was about 2500 miles ago, there are no leaks anywhere, during a routine inspection, I found the crankcase about a quart and a half low. I have been
    commuting 70 miles round trip for about the last 6 weeks with no (other) noticeable issues.

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    Sounds like you should check the oil level more often. That aside, both our bikes run with Rotella 15-40 dino with very little oil useage. My Vstrom used half a cup over a 3000 km ride in June. I don't think the M-50 uses that much but will soon find out. Lynda is headed out in the morning for a 5000 km trip. She will be carrying 4 little bottles(just a few ounces each) for topping up if need be.
    I did use Amsoil at one time and the Vstrom used some but not enough to sweat about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilC50T View Post
    I found the crankcase about a quart and a half low.
    Wow. I'd be worried about that.

    But you need to mentally review your last change and your present level checking proceedure first.

    I would hope that some pilot error is involved........because burning a quart and a half in less than 3K miles does NOT sound good.

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    but, as my truck owners' manual states "some vehicles use more oil than others."

    Still, I suspect anything over 1/2 quart in 2 - 3,000 miles excessive with synthetic.

    Heck, the only way I can tell when it's time to change oil is the shifting gets a bit sticky; then after about a week with new oil, the bike shifts better again.

    Without any discernable use of oil.



    Couldn't put "fail" across Lolo's picture, but she did come in 4th in the 100 m hurdles - still one heck of an effort.


 
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