Posted December 24, 2001 - 07:00 AM
I know this is kind of an old subject, but I am seeing lots of promo for AMS lately.
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Posted February 02, 2007 - 06:40 PM
Would using Yamalube for yamahas, or Hondabrite for hondas, be better for your machine or is it just for them to make money???
I have noticed that my 96 XR 250's clutch is slipping, and although it is undoubtedly from excessive wear and ORIGIONAL, could a certain brand of oil cause slippage?
I know that certain types of clutches require different oils to prevent wear and to operate at full potential.
Do Yamahas have clutches that run best with a specific oil, (any manufacturer for that matter), if so what is the deal?
The fact that almost all of the new motorcycles (that aren't 2 strokes) use the same oil to lubricate the transmission, and also the top end, seems to be very poor in design. It would be much easier to manufacture oil for the engines and easier to select the brand you want and more of them would be more successful.
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Posted January 28, 2008 - 09:48 AM
After 100,000 miles I switched it over to Amsoil. The very next day it went to a 21 MPG average and has been there ever since! I change the oil and filter in it now every 7,500 miles. I plan to switch the entire drive-train to Amsoil and see what that does. Extra 2 miles per gallon over a year more than pays for the extra expense of the oil. It has over 134,000 miles on it now and still going strong!
Changing the oil in the WR twice a month is only $20. Its worth the piece of mind to me. $250 a year plus filters is cheap insurance no matter who you are!!
Posted January 28, 2008 - 11:17 AM
If the oil is cooler it did not remove as much heat as oil that is hotter.
Posted January 28, 2008 - 09:31 PM
personally in my two-stroke i only run opti-2 , cost me a wiked amount of money . actually had it cold seize on me doing about 160 (wieseco's fault , and my ignroence to there pistons at the time ) two seconds later it was running again , i think its because of the opti personally that it ran like a top right afterwards .
for the wr im probably going to go with amsoil , i don't know what opti-4 is like but im looking into it . right now im running bel-ray , have had no problems what so ever . also possibly red-line .
Posted January 28, 2008 - 10:45 PM
They don't. They buy it with their own labels from the people who actually make it. Honda HP4 is a Torco product
why do the manufacturers make thier own brand of oil???
http://www.amsoil.com/ Sign up as a preferred customer if you use more than 10 quarts a year. (more or less) Either way, you can have a case delivered to you. At two cases per year, my net cost is about $7.50/qt.
I use the Mobil 1 but where is a good place to buy Amsoil?
No, it's not.
Is it true that synthetic oil removes far less heat than regular oil?
Synthetic oil is still fairly widely misunderstood. At the most basic level, there is very little difference between a high grade paraffin petroleum oil and a PAO synthetic except the fact that since the synthetic is made from scratch, it is completely free of any sort of impurities. Of course, because it is a manufactured product, the producer has a higher degree of control over the properties of the base oil, but the truth is that the unmodified base oil of a good synthetic is only marginally better as a basic lubricant than the best petroleum bases are. It is also not slipperier, and will not keep a new engine's ring from seating, or cause clutches to slip.
The thing that creates the differences between synthetics and petroleum oils, and just one oil compared to another, is the additive package, for the most part. Synthetics do have certain built in advantages, but to say that they are all better than all petroleum based motorcycle oils is a vast over-generalization.