Like I mentioned earlier, when the time comes for an oil change the night before a ride, I need oil right now that I can get my hands on quick. Well Saturday night rolled around and suddenly I had to change my oil right now for a ride on Sunday. I really didn't even have time to run to a store and try and get the Rotella so since that gallon of Mobile 1 Extended Performance I bought 6 weeks ago was still sitting on the bench I went for it. I'm happy to say that there was no clutch slippage or odor. Sometimes a clutch can smell if it doesn't like the oil. I guess if it didn't slip on this ride it should be a good enough oil. We went through about 2 1/2 hours of extremely difficult technical single track riding with tons of rock and moderate hill climbs where I was constantly having to intentionally slip the clutch with the lever. I rode the crap out of it and it seemed ok right up until I tried to turn the bike into a submarine. We'd been crossing deep water all day and I figured if I just hit it hard enough I could carry across. That water hole didn't actually look that deep but the exhaust actually went under before I even hit the bottom. It's actually hard to hang on when you're that deep, kind of like getting up on a water ski with the water pushing back at you. I thought I was going to make it for awhile there but once the air box fills up and floods through the air filter, you're done. Took some time to get moving again, you know, remove air filter and ring it out, stand the bike upside down and drain it and then kick it until your leg is falling off. Then let your buddy kick it some too. I found it would start and idle pretty soon but you couldn't rev it because I guess there was water in the accelerator pump or somewhere else but after about 1/2 an hour we were rolling again. So since I submerged the whole bike I changed the oil again this morning and found it to be clear of any water. The oil looked good, slightly discolored but good enough that I put some more of the same back in for the next ride. So I guess for now, I'll be one of the people testing out this oil and I'll post if I find any problems. Next time I'll find a stick or something to see how deep the water is.
YOU are not the only one I ran it around 3 changes, saw the oil anylisest(sp) GOLD CAP has leess friction modifiers then red cap or there cycle oil, so it's even better so you are safe. I'm going to run it in my toyota & I now run castrol 10/40 dino in my bike, I change it every ride, 3-6 hours so I'm not seeing any great benifit