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What brand oil do you use?

  • Amsoil

    Votes: 59 11.1%
  • Bel-Ray

    Votes: 9 1.7%
  • Castrol

    Votes: 72 13.6%
  • Havoline

    Votes: 5 0.9%
  • Lucas

    Votes: 8 1.5%
  • Mobile-1

    Votes: 76 14.3%
  • Pennzoil

    Votes: 14 2.6%
  • Quaker State

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Royal Purple

    Votes: 37 7.0%
  • Shell Rotella

    Votes: 81 15.3%
  • Torco

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Valvoline

    Votes: 44 8.3%
  • Manufacturer brand

    Votes: 105 19.8%
  • Cheap Store Brand

    Votes: 12 2.3%
  • Maxima

    Votes: 4 0.8%

  • Total voters
    530
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but when warrenty is up, i will switch to hellmart's oil. which is really everyones elses oil less the fancy packaging and advertising.
 

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Rotella 15w-40 or straight weight. Synthetic oil is too slick for the bottom end. They wont last. Synthetic oil is also too slick for the piston oil wiper ring, which is why the engine burns and consumes more.


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I have a question slightly off subject but it has to do with the oil... I am getting a rebuilt motor back from Nflow shortly and wondering what you guys think is the best for break in? Same as my normal Mobil 1 synthetic
 

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Nmk is right. Your rings will never seal properly. Synthetic is so thin that it will slip past the rings and put a coating on on them


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Thanks for advice and how often would you change oil during break in? Every 100 mi?


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Really 80% of the break-in happens within the first 30 minutes of running so I always do my first change in 25-50 miles, then the next one in 200 miles. Then normal after that. That's just me though.
 

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I'm just curious, I have been lurking on this oil thread for a while now and read and read and read. Tried to find more info from diff websites like bobistheoilguy and not really finding the results.
Im looking for some test results of the amsoil and maybe some of the other synthetics in the brute force. By the poll it seems like Amsoil,Castrol,Manufactures brand, mobil and shell r is the most commonly used. Im guessing out of all of these Amsoil, and mobil 1 are the most common sythetics listed.


I was hoping to see a result of the sythetic vs conv. oil in a brute under normal conditions and see what to go with. Surely someone has had a sample sent off. Or is there a kit you can buy to test oil.

As of right now personally i have used the Kawi oil until my shop quit selling it so i have been using Honda oil. I run Amsoil in my R6 and like it enough i wouldnt mind runnin it in the brutus
 

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I'm sure Amsoil has lots of propaganda and test results on their website. It almost toasted a very expensive LT1 of mine 37 years ago.. so I'll never trust it in anything ever again. But lots do and sware by it so..go for it. Personally, If I were to go synthetic, it would be Mobile-1, Royal Purple, Castrol or even a Valvoline. But most pre 2012 Brutes don't like synthetic...they burn it. Mine is one.
 

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I was planning on running Rotela T6. will that be a issue or not? Just bought thge bike with 1k miles. Its a 2012 120 hrs
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