I was pondering a change over to synthetic, because I plan on putting well over fifty thousand miles on my bike in the next couple years(crossing my fingers). How does syn. compare to regular oil? Do any of you use syn.? I want to keep my bike running like the day it was new. Thanks.
I run synthetic. Honestly I dont notice a difference. However when picking synthetic, do your research. Some oils use additives that will make you clutch slip. I used to use mobil1 red cap, but they discontinued it...
What are the actual benefits of using synth. oil? Does it actually prolong engine life? Will your engine get tens and thousands of more miles? I've been changing my oil and filter every 1600 to 2100 miles with pro honda.
Originally posted by Angrypenguin Rotella full synthetic here, like Vash said do some research then pick something you are comfortable with.
The same people that believe you should never use a synthetic with a wet clutch are the same that think only Motorcycle specific oil will not harm a bike.
I wouldn't say I am in that category ( non-motorcycle brand oil is fine ) and, there are some synth that will work better than others. However for the rider that does not want or need to do all the research and read each label with a mag glass then I would say use non synth and change it often. I have tried several synth's and I found after minimal milage "my clutch" starts slipping. I gave up the hunt!