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    Vrrroooooom! What oil do you guys use? Motogiro's Avatar
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    I don't know enough to say any oil is better than another. I can say what seems to work for me. I can quote advertising and marketing all day long but that doesn't mean I actually know the quality of a product. Unfortunately one truth that I think I know is that a lot of what we believe is fact, is marketing and paid for test results. My motor has worked well for 9 years. I've known people who use Rotella for years without any failure.

    Also.... I never think of what oil I'm using when I'm whippin it in a turn.....
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    I use Wesson, Canola, cooking oil.

    Works, smells and taste great! Little calories and heart healthy!!

    Works great on the chain too!!

    Scott
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    Ride Like Your Invisible! What oil do you guys use? kenh's Avatar
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Motogiro View Post
    Kenh says he uses Mobile1 in his car but I bet he uses mc specific Mobile 1 in the bike..
    Yes, thank you Cliff, Mobil 1-4T and might I say Damn that stuff is expensive! Which reminds me I need to order another case for this year....

    Anyway, you should use whichever oil you fell comfortable with, we won't judge you too harshly.

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Being a European automotive repair technician, I would recommend Liqui-Moly. The shop I work for uses it in BMWs, MINIs, Mercedes, Porsche, etc. They have a line of motorcycle specific oil, and in several weights too. It exceeds all the requirements for the factory oil it replaces. I would also like to recommend MANN filters. They are OEM for most European automobiles, and make a filter that fits the FZ6 as well.
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    I think the Rotella T6 will protect the motor just fine. I noticed though that shifting gears was much easier using Mobil 1 4T. It was an aha moment. I never was tempted to switch back
    "It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final."
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by FB400 View Post
    I think the Rotella T6 will protect the motor just fine. I noticed though that shifting gears was much easier using Mobil 1 4T. It was an aha moment. I never was tempted to switch back


    I like better shifting. Maybe I will give it a shot. Going to cost double what Rotella costs.

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post


    I like better shifting. Maybe I will give it a shot. Going to cost double what Rotella costs.
    I noticed it most with downshift when coming to a stop. I do one oil change per season and I don't mind paying a little extra. It is worth a try if you are on the fence.
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    You guys are going to get mad - I spent $60 on 4 Liters of 10w-40 Motul 300v racing motor oil. I want to give it a shot. Read great things. I understand it is for racing/track which I do not do but I also don't plan on going over 3K miles this summer. If I do, I'll change it.

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    now that is funny

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post
    You guys are going to get mad - I spent $60 on 4 Liters of 10w-40 Motul 300v racing motor oil. I want to give it a shot. Read great things. I understand it is for racing/track which I do not do but I also don't plan on going over 3K miles this summer. If I do, I'll change it.
    I'm not mad, I use Motul 5100 semi synthetic and am very happy with it.

    Like you, I change it once a year with under 3,000 miles yearly..


    Don't ask about oil filters....

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