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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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How about both....

I use synthetic in the race bike, but not in the other two.

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I recently switched over to Mobil 1 auto oil. I'm using the 15-50wt.
oil. There is no Energy Conserving additives in it. I have a buddy of mine who has been using it in his 1998 Triumph Speed Triple for the last 6000 miles with no problems.
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I use Honda Semi-Synthetic in both bikes. A little pricey, but nothing is too good for my babies!

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Re: How about both....

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Originally posted by Cam McFarland
I use synthetic in the race bike, but not in the other two.
Cam....may I ask why? just curious. AMSOil synthetic here.

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

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Yes, AMSOIL 20w50 in my VFR. I've had the Honda Semi-Synthetic tested at a lab and the results weren't so good. Hoping for better with the AMSOIL.

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Yes, AMSOIL 20w50 in my VFR. I've had the Honda Semi-Synthetic tested at a lab and the results weren't so good. Hoping for better with the AMSOIL.
Well, don't leave me hangin' here.

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There is a very good oil thread going on in the vfrdiscussion.com web site. I don't want to repeat it all so it would be best to just read it all for yourself. I have my results there and the guy who did the lab work also has other results posted. He'll analyze your oil for free and send you the results if you just send 4 ozs to him.

Go to the forum and select the following menu options:
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2. Maintenance Questions

The topic is: Oil Analysis mobil 1 20w-50

I'd post the link the address doesn't show up properly.

When I do my next oil change I'll post my results back on that forum again so check back if you're interested.

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I've found that using synthetic shuts my valves up.
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I have yet to go in for my first oil change, but because synthetic shuts the valves up I was told not to use synthetic. I was told that it, well I believe he told me that it can bind to the engine and if you have to rebuild it, you might as well go and buy a new one. Somebody tell me if that is true or not.

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