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    I want to give synthetic a shot on my next change. Any oil anyone here uses and recommends? Also is there anything special that needs to be done, or just pour and go? I thought I heard somewhere to do another oil change after the initial conversion to synthetic shortly after to flush all of the non-synth out?
    some pics:
    http://fotki.com/BIGGY

    some flights:
    http://myflights.blogspot.com

  • #2
    Mobil 1 car synthetic used for years in all my bikes works great and NO THE CLUTCH WILL NOT SLIP and your transmission will shift better, also all synthetics are fully compatible with none synthetic oils mix and match as you please.

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    • #3
      I use the Golden Spectrol 10-50 semi synthetic and love it!!!! I don't think I'll ever go fully synthetic.

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      • #4
        I checked the mobile 1 site and it looks like they have these 3 motorcycle synthetics...one is designed for air cooled twins, the other for standard superbikes. Maybe I'll try one of those one's 10-40 and the other 20-50 I believe. Suggestions from either of those?
        some pics:
        http://fotki.com/BIGGY

        some flights:
        http://myflights.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          I'll throw a spanner in the works, me and Jim Brewer use the best oil, that's why it's in our sumps right now. Hey Jim?

          I don't know what he uses, he doesn't know what I use, but it is the best why else would we use it?

          Ok, (smartarse =off) Use whatever you think is best, oil and tyres are such a personal preference, use what you're comfortable with. really if you use a oil that meets or exceeds Suzuki's reccommendations you can't go wrong, the key is to do frequent changes, if that means throwing good money down the drain, so be it, but if you feel good about it, go for it. I buy top of the line full synthetic motorcycle oil and change it often, probably a waste of money judging by the longetivity of some of the motors here and the types of oil in them, but I'm happy, that is what matters.


          Never seen it over here but I've only ever heard good things about Amsoil (except Edwin, I think thta's what he had in his bike when it dropped its lunch).
          "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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          • #6
            Ok, well since our bikes run at slightly hotter temps, then that would be a concern...I would imagine the thinner one might be better for cooling puposes?
            some pics:
            http://fotki.com/BIGGY

            some flights:
            http://myflights.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Don't buy a Vtwin specific oil though, that's for air cooled things that run a really hot rear cylinder.

              Any grade that meets or exceeds the Suzuki recommended grade will do.

              (BTW, I don't disagree with anything you have mentioned, just chucking in my $0.02c worth in. And I wouldn't bother dumping shortly after, they should be compatable for the amount left in the motor)
              "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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              • #8
                i used motorex 10w/50 and currently using 5w/50 maxima. either 1 isn't bad. going to be using motul in all my bikes soon
                Last edited by mstingray; 07-25-2003, 09:11 PM.
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                • #9
                  redline 10w-40 no problems, no slips
                  expensive as fuck though

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                  • #10
                    Motul

                    :dunno I put it in all my bike.
                    TLOTM:
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                    August 2004

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                    • #11
                      Mobil 1 15w-50 car oil, no slips and no problems.

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                      • #12
                        Gotta agree w/tlrpunk-

                        15-50 Mobil 1

                        no clutch issues, and shifts almost as nice as a honda...

                        only 4.99/qt at your local Wally Mart

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                        • #13
                          Well I got the motorcycle specific oil from Mobile 1, 10-40...I'm sure the difference is mostly in the preference. The only thing I noticed is that I filled it a bit over the 'full' line. Should I really bother draining 100-200ml to correct this or should it be ok? Maybe I can just open the oil fill cap and let some spray out naturally
                          some pics:
                          http://fotki.com/BIGGY

                          some flights:
                          http://myflights.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            I use Mobil1 MX4T 10W-40 (bike specific) and no problems. I can recommend it!
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                            • #15
                              Yep you probably need to drain a little out so the level is between the full and low line.
                              Kevin

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