HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
redrider77

Going from Dino to Synthetic

8 posts in this topic

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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/tex_vfr/tech/oil.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How does your bike shift with Rotella?

And don't lie to me you cheapskate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0