Synthetic Oil Users
Posted December 03, 2000 - 07:48 AM
own a new 2000 WR400F and I am using Yamahalube 10w50 semi-synthetic. Is anyone using Mobil 1 15w50 full synthetic in the gray bottle? I know Mobil sells a motorcycle version of Mobil 1 but they are in the black bottles and sell for twice the price. A local Yamaha mechanic said using a straight synthetic will burn up the clutch. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Posted December 03, 2000 - 08:29 AM
Posted December 03, 2000 - 11:59 PM
Posted December 04, 2000 - 07:50 AM
Here’s a tech article about using Mobil 1 in motorcycles:
The Great Oil Debate
Posted December 04, 2000 - 09:34 AM
Posted December 04, 2000 - 04:27 PM
First of all, thank you for responding. Your
combined thoughts and information have confirmed what I originally thought. I want to especially thank the responder who sent me the article "The Great Oil Debate". I have changed my oil twice using Yamahalube 10w50, but the $6.00/qt price just kills me when I can purchase the Mobil 1 15w50 for $4.50 and its a full synthetic. Thanks again to all of you.
Posted December 04, 2000 - 06:35 PM
I know Im late to your question, but I recently switched over to Amsoil 20w50 racing oil, was using Mobil 1 15w50. Just adjusted my valves, and the cams and lifters looked nice and shiny with no visual wear patterns, and no clutch damage.
One thing I did notice about the Amsoil, I didn't stall as much in my last enduro. Probably a mental thing more than mechanical.
Posted December 04, 2000 - 07:04 PM
Posted December 05, 2000 - 06:37 PM
marty in modesto
Posted December 09, 2000 - 07:21 AM