Going from Dino to Synthetic


7 replies to this topic
  • redrider77

Posted May 23, 2004 - 11:23 AM

#1

Should I ween my 426 off convention oil (ie synthetic blend) or go strait to sythetic? The previous owner used Castrol GTX (dont know which weight). Or should I just keep using the dino oil? Can anyone reccomend a good weight (airtemps from 70-90) Thanks.

  • MN_Kevin

Posted May 23, 2004 - 11:49 AM

#2

I have been using Shell Rotella T Synthetic, 5w-40(?), found at Walmart for ~ $12.00/gallon jug.

Just go w/ the synthetic on your next oil/filter change. Be sure you drain the oil form BOTH drain plugs (frame & engine).

  • redrider77

Posted May 24, 2004 - 04:46 AM

#3

Any more input???

  • MN_Kevin

Posted May 24, 2004 - 05:17 AM

#4

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  • jwriott

Posted May 24, 2004 - 06:42 AM

#5

I just ran out of the Yamaha oil I had at home and ran the 15w-50 Mobile 1 with the RED cap that you can buy at Walmart. $19.99 for 5 quarts and I'm pretty happy with it. Many people are running this and I wanted to try it.

  • Cmott426

Posted May 24, 2004 - 07:07 AM

#6

I just ran out of the Yamaha oil I had at home and ran the 15w-50 Mobile 1 with the RED cap that you can buy at Walmart. $19.99 for 5 quarts and I'm pretty happy with it. Many people are running this and I wanted to try it.


That is what I use.

  • holeshot426

Posted May 27, 2004 - 10:42 AM

#7

I have been using Shell Rotella T Synthetic, 5w-40(?), found at Walmart for ~ $12.00/gallon jug.

Just go w/ the synthetic on your next oil/filter change. Be sure you drain the oil form BOTH drain plugs (frame & engine).


word... I switched to the Shell Rotella last year and my bike loves it. Here is some more brain food: http://www.yft.org/t...fr/tech/oil.htm

  • beezer

Posted May 27, 2004 - 11:02 AM

#8

How does your bike shift with Rotella?

And don't lie to me you cheapskate.




 
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