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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 02:03 PM
 
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I use Honda's Moly free synthetic.
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Mobil one red cap. Its discontinued.. rotella t-shell is next.



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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 02:14 PM
 
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The service manager at the dealer where I got my bike said that synthetic oil will build up on the clutch plates after awhile and cause problems. Is that B/S?

I use synthetic in everything I own...not that you can compare a car, truck, lawnmower to a bike.

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The service manager at the dealer where I got my bike said that synthetic oil will build up on the clutch plates after awhile and cause problems. Is that B/S?

I use synthetic in everything I own...not that you can compare a car, truck, lawnmower to a bike.

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yes and no. Some automotive oils (Synthetic or conventional) use friction modifying compounds that will cause your clutch to slip. Look for the "Energy Conserving" star on the side of the bottle. If it has one, dont buy it. Synthetic oils can somehow interfere with engine break in, also the mechanism is unclear to me.

To add insult to this whole thing, synthetic oils arent really synthetic anymore. They are a conventional, high quality base oil, in most cases (notable exception is amsoil), that are comparable quality to a pure synthetic. Thus "synthetic" is no longer a statement about how the oil was manufactured, but rather of what grade it belongs to. Hey, thats how lawyers think...




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well i was usin hondas synthetic and the service manager told me its more of a blend,which is fine but i wont pay 7 bucks of a blend..so its either royal purple or amsoil..i read on royal purples site that says thier oil has a film that bonds to engine internals that is 400% better than standard oil...so i figured that would cause the clutch to slip..anyone have any experience
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i use golden spectral synthetic blend in all my bikes i have for a long time and i like it, but a close friend of mine is also a spectral dealer well he usues/sell it in his shop so i get a good deal on it.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-07-2006, 08:55 PM
 
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I use mobil 1 15W 50... gold cap. No problems here.
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With Honda you have to be careful. They used a teflon lining on cylinders in 2001 (600's but not sure about others) and moly is supposed to mess that up. I'm with RCJohn on the Honda moly free synth.

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