What oil do you use for your VTX1300?

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  • Honda (Conventional - GN4 10w 30)

    26 8.39%
  • Honda (Full Synthetic - HP4S 10w 30)

    9 2.90%
  • AMSOil (10w 40 - Full Synthetic)

    75 24.19%
  • Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w 40(Full Synthetic - formerly MX4T)

    69 22.26%
  • Other (Conventional)

    41 13.23%
  • Other (Full Synthetic)

    90 29.03%
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    Default What oil do you use for your VTX1300?

    Just wondering what oil others use for their VTX1300 engine.

    If you check "Other (Conventional)" or "Other (Full Synthetic)", please comment on what brand and type of oil it is.

    Thanks for participating.

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    I've been using AMSOIL for the last few years. But with all the problems I had with AMSOIL after my last purchase, I'll probably be switching to a different synthetic in the future.
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    Mobil 1 Racing 4T - Full Synthetic.

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    Well I have one change left of hp4, then 3 changes of amsoil (got a deal)then its Mobil 1 Racing 4T - Full Synthetic from then on if I cant get the amsoil. good luck in your choice
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    I use nothing but AMSOIL in my truck, my bike and my wife's bike. I have a preferred customer account from them and buy straight through them.

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    on the first 600 mile not sure what the stealer did (if he even did)..I did the second one bef. storage with Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w 40(Full Synthetic - formerly MX4T)...it's still fresh in the bike - need some?

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    I have been using Honda oil from dealer but am thinking about switching to fully synthetic this spring. I must not have noticed the "Racing 4T" part before. Is this a regular Mobile 1 type that you can get at VIP, etc...?

    Is there a big difference with using the synthetic? I noticed a few times last year my gears would get sticky in warm weather. If synthetic can remedy that, its reason enough for me to switch.
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    Everyone has their preference. I prefer the Mobil1 (due to its availability). Some people swear by AMSOIL, others like the old school dino stuff.

    My biggest deciding factor (after reading the board notes) was the wide availability of Mobile1. I would have gone with AMS but I could only find one retailer in the area that carried it, and he wanted almost double per bottle what I could get the M1 for. *shrug* guess I'm just a cheap s.o.b.

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    Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 in the VTX

    Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5W-30 for the Tacoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyAces7
    ..... I must not have noticed the "Racing 4T" part before. Is this a regular Mobile 1 type that you can get at VIP, etc...?
    .....
    http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/Mot ... 0W-40.aspx

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    Amsoil has given me the best Used Oil Anaylsis.
    Shell Rotella T Synthetic works well too. I use both.
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    Shell Rotella T here.




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    Another Shell Rotella T Synthetic user!
    2005 Black 1300 ( used to be a Silver R model )

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    Default Shell Rotella T Synthetic

    Shell Rotella T Synthetic. I change it every 2500 miles with factory filter. I'm going to try a Bosch filter next.
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    Default Re: Shell Rotella T Synthetic

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue by u
    Shell Rotella T Synthetic. I change it every 2500 miles with factory filter. I'm going to try a Bosch filter next.
    Why so often???
    Just say no to tank trim. Better yet, just say no to tank seams altogether.


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    Shell Rotella synthetic with a Purolator Pure1 o/f change every 3,000 miles....
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    motzul 5100 semi synthetic been using it since I bought the bike...


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    [quote="JonnyAces7"]Is there a big difference with using the synthetic?

    If you research the data and statistics you'll find the Synthetic is way above dino oils or so called synthetic blend. I'm pretty much convinced by the test run over many years on synthetic that if you change it accordingly with the filter you can keep the vehicle as long as you'd ever want and never wear out the engine. I use full synthetic in everything I have including mowers or any other engine even a 2 stroke and have for years.
    If you research filters you will also find the Purolater "pure one" would most likely be your choice.
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    Default Shell Rotella T synthetic

    Rotella T synthetic here also.16 bucks a gallon at Wally World
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    But really, first change this weekend...i'm going with AmsOil...10/40 full

    Honda filter if it gets here in time.....
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    I use Moltul for 30k mikes now and it's been working great.
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    Rotella 5-40 Synthetic
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    Torco T-4R 10W-40 syn blend because of it's high moly content (6 to 10x more than most motorcycle oils). I belive thats an important addative to have when lubriacting a transmission also.
    Got 6000 miles on it with no noticable clutch slippage.
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    Shell Rotella T Synthetic is what I have been using the last couple of changes and plan on sticking with it. Can't beat the price and its widely available locally. Also I use the Bosch 3323 Filter.
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    I use Lucas Full Synthetic

    I had planned on the Mobil1 as I use it in my boat and it works out great, but a friend of mine works at a dealer and he insisted I try the Lucas on his nickel. Since Lucas is supposed to be the cats meow I agreed.

    Honestly I can not tell much difference in it and whatever Honda had put in it when I got it.
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    I use valvoline v twin oil and a wix oil filter. I used honda oil in my 4 wheeler its a honda rancher and the transmission was very hard to shift. I went back to the dealership and they said it was normal. Later I tried the valvoline oil in the 4 wheeler and the transmission shifted a whole lot better as soon as I switched the oil from the honda oil to the valvoline. It was like a different bike now I can be in 4th gear in about 50 ft. I have been using the valvoline in my 1300 retro for 3 yrs and 28000 miles and it does great. I have never had to add any oil. But I believe the oil and filters are the life of a engine so I change my oil every 2000 miles and my air filter every 10000. This may be overkill but it gives me peace of mind knowing its taken care of and will last as long as possible. I do all my own work so I know that its done right.

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    Rotella conventional 15w-40 and purolator filter.
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    Mobile 1 but not the 4T just the regular Mobile 1 for cars 10w 40 I think, which ever one is not energy conserving.
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    Stupid Question,

    I was at Wally World looking at the RotellaT (full syn) and was gonna buy it, but the only weight they carry is 15 w 40, is that what I want or do i need to check out autozone or another auto parts store for 10 w 40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelerdude1
    Stupid Question,

    I was at Wally World looking at the RotellaT (full syn) and was gonna buy it, but the only weight they carry is 15 w 40, is that what I want or do i need to check out autozone or another auto parts store for 10 w 40?
    The RTS comes in 5W-40
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