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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 08:50 AM
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I'll toss in my vote, for April, for Mobil 1 4T Racing 10W40.

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I started out with Amsoil but switched to Mobil due to availability...good luck OP

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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 11:58 AM
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Whatever floats your boat.
About anything except "Energy Saving" oil will do..
189k miles with various oils, only five qts were motorcycle specific....

>> 1800 has weak clutch springs so you never know if some oil formulation may affect the clutch more or less<<

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Honda GN4 10-40 one oil change (600 mile change)
2-napa 15-50 Syn + 2gtx 10-40 one oil change
Mobil Delo Syn 5-40 two oil changes >Diesel
Mobil Delo 400LE 15-40 two changes >Diesel
Valvoline 10-40 two oil changes
Castrol GTX10-40 three oil changes
Rotella T5 15-40 five oil changes >Diesel
Rotella T6 3qts + 1qt Castrol V-Twin 4T 20-50
Rotella T6 5-40 five oil changes (primarily winter now) >Diesel
NAPA syn 15-50 five oil changes (made by valvoline)
Chevron Delo 15-40 Five oil changes >Diesel
Mobil Delvac 15-40 Nine oil changes >Diesel
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House brand where I work. Same specs as rotella t6.$20 for 2 gallon.
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 07:51 PM
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Unless it was my imagination, when I first changed to synthetic oil in my 02 VTX, 50,000 miles ago, I immediately noticed that the "clunking" sound/feeling when shifting, was gone. The shifting became smoother. I always use Amsoil synthetic motorcycle oil.
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That was not imagination. Oil makes a big difference in feel and sound of shifting.
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rangers4u View Post
I'll toss in my vote, for April, for Mobil 1 4T Racing 10W40.

That works!

Reading all the labels on the different oils is just silly. Just take the top three recommendations on this site and pick one. Members here have put a ****-load of miles on their bikes and I would think they kinda know what they are talking about.

If you are wanting to save money, just skip a Honda tattoo or two.

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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-05-2019, 11:43 AM
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I've been using Castrol full synthetic for several years because (if I keep my eyes open) I can get it for $6 a quart. Seems to work fine.

I'm changing to Rotella T6 once my last quart of Castrol is gone because it's ALWAYS $6 a quart...Or $23ish a gallon.
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