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View Poll Results: What brand oil do you use?
Amsoil 60 11.30%
Bel-Ray 9 1.69%
Castrol 72 13.56%
Havoline 5 0.94%
Lucas 8 1.51%
Mobile-1 76 14.31%
Pennzoil 14 2.64%
Quaker State 2 0.38%
Royal Purple 37 6.97%
Shell Rotella 81 15.25%
Torco 2 0.38%
Valvoline 44 8.29%
Manufacturer brand 105 19.77%
Cheap Store Brand 12 2.26%
Maxima 4 0.75%
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post #61 of 212 Old 11-24-2009, 07:55 PM
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i have always ran suzuki 10-40 for my eiger. should i switch to amsoil in my bike. would it be ok for the wet clutch?

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post #62 of 212 Old 11-25-2009, 07:28 AM
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after some use now with the Maxima ATV Oil from Mud-Throwers....I really like it.




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post #63 of 212 Old 12-29-2009, 09:58 AM
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amsoil is an ester based oil...good for an a/c compressor!...poor some in a clear bottle and let it sit on a shelf....it will seperate!...which to me equals not stable....wouldnt run that crap in nothin i own! same goes for motul!...
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Well that was useful info...im gonna try that cause i bought amsoil to use in all our bikes on the next oil change but if this is true im gonna return it all
For years ive only use Honda Yamaha Polaris oil was gonna make the change to amsoil due to a friend being a dealer and getting it at a sweet price

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amsoil is an ester based oil...good for an a/c compressor!...poor some in a clear bottle and let it sit on a shelf....it will seperate!...which to me equals not stable....wouldnt run that crap in nothin i own! same goes for motul!...
Hey...I have heard that too! I have never tried it though. I maybe I should buy a quart and try it... How long do you have it let it set? and can I just put it in a glass jar? It will be cool to see it....lol. I think I am going to stick with Maxima...lol




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post #66 of 212 Old 01-10-2010, 12:35 AM
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learned by accident...i dable in 350z builds (turbo kits etc.) and we had a 1/2qt of motul and was gonna top of my cousins Z and discovered it had seperated...was only sitting a week cause at 508whp it tends to use some oil...we now run mobil 0w40 in everything which has allways been my oil choice...
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post #67 of 212 Old 01-23-2010, 07:11 AM
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amsoil is good oil. just do not use in the break in period. check your oil before every ride also. i have heard people say when they switch to amsoil they started burning oil. if you buy amsoil make sure it is for wet clutches. i just use manufactures oil. i have used regular oil in all my stuff for 30 years and never had a problem. i cant see spending that kind of money on oil. just my thoughts.
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here ya go again.....had amsoil in the rear diff on cousins z...got noisey and guess what....yep....lubrication failure!....pinion bearings look like they were run with no oil at all!....less then 5k miles on that build by the way!
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I am running amsoil in my grizz, and when I had my YFZ450 I ran bel ray thumper
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Valvoline ATV 10w-40.

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How well do you like that Valvoline?

I run Honda 10w40 in my new bikes, and just plain jane Castrol 10w40 in my older junk.

The only thing about the Honda oil is that it seems to break down pretty rapidly...after a few days of hard riding (I've noticed it in several bikes I've had not just one in particular) I notice the bike starts to run a bit louder (valve chatter etc)...change the oil and she's quiet as ever.

Never had this problem with Castrol. Just wondering about the Valvoline since its supposed to help "wet" clutches I'd rather run it as opposed to the Honda if it doesn't "break-down" like the Honda.

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The Valvoline is some of the best I have ever ran in my bikes.




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So after reading this I take it that it is safe to just about run anything from 0w40 to 20w40?? Just curious mine is ready for its first service and I dont want to drive 40 minutes to get it done... Thanks in advacned..

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How well do you like that Valvoline?

I run Honda 10w40 in my new bikes, and just plain jane Castrol 10w40 in my older junk.

The only thing about the Honda oil is that it seems to break down pretty rapidly...after a few days of hard riding (I've noticed it in several bikes I've had not just one in particular) I notice the bike starts to run a bit louder (valve chatter etc)...change the oil and she's quiet as ever.

Never had this problem with Castrol. Just wondering about the Valvoline since its supposed to help "wet" clutches I'd rather run it as opposed to the Honda if it doesn't "break-down" like the Honda.
I like it just fine, and I can get it locally really easy and for cheaper then any other option that I can get locally that is ok to use with the wet clutch. I run mine pretty darn hard lol, and so long as I don't sink it lol, I can get a few good hard rides on it before it starts to get kinda dark. I go to Busco Beach all the time in the Spring-Summer months I usually change it after every ride there just to make sure I don't have any water in the oil.

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