Posted July 30, 2002 - 11:59 AM
Has anyone used Amsoil and do you change your oil less often as their marketing material claims, is there any clutch slippage etc?
Also, which Amsoil did you use, 10w40, 20w 50 etc? I live in Washington State and the temperature only varies 50-60 degrees on the west side, i.e. it's rarely below 30 or above 90.
Thanks for the help.
Posted July 30, 2002 - 01:30 PM
Posted July 30, 2002 - 10:45 PM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 03:22 AM
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted July 31, 2002 - 11:53 AM
I think that most major motorcycle oil manufacturers are all in the same "ballpark" with regards to quality. Any motorcycle specific synthetic oil that meets your API grade requirements will offer plenty of protection and performance. The only accurate way to determine how good an oil performs is to have an oil analysis done. You could buy alot of cases of oil for what this would cost though. I agree with the others that the most important factor is frequent oil changes. No matter how "good" the oil is, it will still get "dirty". I have been using AMSOIL for a few years now and really like it. Use it in my 2 smokes, thumpers, cars, whatever. I got into their preferred customer program and saved alot of money by getting the products at whosale prices. I figure that I save about 50% every time I change oil, verses going down to the bike shop and spending nine or ten bucks a quart. Go to their website for more info.
Posted July 31, 2002 - 12:16 PM
The regular Mobil 1 20w50 is fine for me.
Posted July 31, 2002 - 04:09 PM
Posted July 31, 2002 - 04:48 PM
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Posted August 01, 2002 - 06:20 PM
Bottom line in my book - use whichever is easiest to find and cheapest - you can't go wrong with either.