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    What oil do you guys use?

    This topic has probably been asked, and beaten to a pulp but it's 2019 and I'm bringing it back

    I ordered an OEM oil filter + that $15 tool from yamaha to remove it. Going to do an oil change soon, I was lazy and did not change my ~900 miles I had on the last oil change before putting it away for the winter.

    I used Rotella T6. Bike literally is a weekend queen, never goes on long cruises and only gets woken up on short burts. I like Rotella t6 and it's about ~$20 for 5 quarts. Any reason to change the oil brand?
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Yes, oil threads are usually.....Sort of like religious or political discussions.
    I can tell you what my experience is with engines but I have no standard scientific data that I can share to prove any oil is better than another. Oil companies have their marketing and people will pick up a banner and run with it. For that reason oil threads are sort of frowned upon because they can get pretty heated.
    I use an additive that helps me guarantee peace of mind. I take a sip of this and then I use Mobile1 full synthetic.
    With this post I must also add a disclaimer as I understand there are generations now born without a funny bone. So for those who may be sensitive....
    Let the oil flinging begin!
    On the serious side I've run (SV1000s) for 9 years, This engine runs hotter than the FZ6 and it does well in the desert triple digits pushing it up the mountain twisties


    And check this out! https://www.collectorsweekly.com/art...got-a-bad-rap/
    Last edited by Motogiro; 02-19-2019 at 09:05 AM.
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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Any Synthetic 10w40 4T racing oil.

    Mobil 1
    Castrol

    are the 2 I like the best
    I am not a fan of the cheapo Rotella blue jug.
    "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?

    Yes, oil threads are usually.....Sort of like religious or political discussions.
    I can tell you what my experience is with engines but I have no standard scientific data that I can share to prove any oil is better than another. Oil companies have their marketing and people will pick up a banner and run with it. For that reason oil threads are sort of frowned upon because they can get pretty heated.
    I use an additive that helps me guarantee peace of mind. I take a sip of this and then I use Mobile1 full synthetic.
    With this post I must also add a disclaimer as I understand there are generations now born without a funny bone. So for those who may be sensitive....
    Let the oil flinging begin!
    On the serious side I've run (SV1000s) for 9 years, This engine runs hotter than the FZ6 and it does well in the desert triple digits pushing it up the mountain twisties


    OK, I am a little confused - is the sip of the additive for you or the SV? I always used Mobil 1 in my cars and have no complaints, so the FZ6 gets the same.
    BTW, I was born with a funny bone.

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post
    Yes. Like I said I don't have a lab or even a lab coat but I've used it for 9 years in the Zooki and it works for me
    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?

    Are you saying straight Mobil 1 that you put into your car? I didn't think that was compatible with a wet clutch.

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by FB400 View Post
    Any Synthetic 10w40 4T racing oil.

    Mobil 1
    Castrol

    are the 2 I like the best
    I am not a fan of the cheapo Rotella blue jug.
    Why do you not like the Rotella jug? T6 is their good synthetic stuff, they do make less expensive flavors

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    Re: What oil do you guys use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post
    Are you saying straight Mobil 1 that you put into your car? I didn't think that was compatible with a wet clutch.
    Kenh says he uses Mobile1 in his car but I bet he uses mc specific Mobile 1 in the bike..
    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post
    Why do you not like the Rotella jug? T6 is their good synthetic stuff, they do make less expensive flavors
    I can't believe I clicked into an oil thread...

    Yes, I use T6 in all of my motorcycles and my diesel tractor. All machines are happy with it. T6 contains 1200 ppm of ZDDP, which is good for motorcycle engines.
    Lifelong student of motorcycling. Current bikes: Custom Naked '05 FZ6, LS650 Café Racer, DRZ400 Street Tracker

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