Oil Thread - Page 4 - KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 01:23 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern, California[626], United States.
Posts: 203
 
i don't know anything about oil except how to change it...
i use motul 3000
i ride street everyday
is this a good application?

whats the difference between motul 3000 and motul 5100?
Jaxn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 05:30 AM
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Houston, Texas, United States.
Posts: 55
 
Send a message via AIM to Gryphin
just passed up 3k on my bike and was looking into all the oil's out there..great thread!
Gryphin is offline  
post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-18-2007, 12:57 PM
Jr. Member
 
highjacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lewiston, Idaho, United States.
Posts: 149
 
i have 2 99 zx9r and the first one has around 18k miles and the second has around 30k. I switched them to full synthetic mobile 1 motorcycle oil and I can tell you that it has made my clutch slip! On both bikes I have had them slip at really high revs in the last few gears. It may be due to my clutches being older and used, but they never slipped a bit before the change to synthetic. I have read so many things about oil, Im really thinking i should have not changed to synthetic on such high mileage engines. The engines also have a lot more noise I have noticed. Is it safe to change back to regular oil from synthetic?...people have told me that once you go synthetic you cant go back
highjacker is offline  
 
post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 01:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Odenton, Maryland, United States.
Posts: 222
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by highjacker View Post
i have 2 99 zx9r and the first one has around 18k miles and the second has around 30k. I switched them to full synthetic mobile 1 motorcycle oil and I can tell you that it has made my clutch slip! On both bikes I have had them slip at really high revs in the last few gears. It may be due to my clutches being older and used, but they never slipped a bit before the change to synthetic. I have read so many things about oil, Im really thinking i should have not changed to synthetic on such high mileage engines. The engines also have a lot more noise I have noticed. Is it safe to change back to regular oil from synthetic?...people have told me that once you go synthetic you cant go back
you can change back but you may have some seal swelling as a result but usually you will be alright.
surfingsk8r is offline  
post #35 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 04:01 PM
Member
 
Squidbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spokane Valley, Wa 2003 ZX-6RR
Posts: 248
     
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIM PRESTON View Post
your the one missinformed dude.if you change the oil at 25 miles youll be washing out the engine assembly lube that is designed to run in the motor through the break in period for one specific reason.breaking the fuckn motor in.and as far as the people on this forum being miss informed these people are here to share their ideas with each other so as a whole group come up with reasonable solutions to each others problems.if you think we are misinformed why dont you go to a different forum where you can be the king fuckin dumbass and spread your worthless data there.[:M111][:M53]
I believe you're the one who is misinformed. Engine assembly lube has nothing to do with "break-in". It is used to provide lubrication to engine parts the first time it is started, to provide protection until oil is delivered throughout the engine by means of the oil pump.

Also, changing the oil after 20 miles or so is a great idea. Many metal shavings are generated during the initial break-in of the motor. I'd rather have less of them circulating through my motor if possible.

I'm sure this link has been posted before. It's probably been debated extensively, but it is worth a read. I've broken engines in that I've rebuilt as per his instructions, and not a problem thus far

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Squidbert is offline  
post #36 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 10:10 AM
Member
 
Motorman007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 399
           
so far i like the motul 5100 oil

My set up is Kawi Oil Filter and motul 5100.

Seem to be much smoother than the Kawi Juice..
Motorman007 is offline  
post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 04:20 AM
Jr. Member
 
bjohnzx6's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 186
 
Question Spectro...

I haven't heard much mention of Spectro motor oil, thats what my dealer put in for my 600 mile service (though i was well into 800 miles when i got it done). Of course I took the advice of motoman as well (a little late, but better than not at all) and changed my oil at around 300 miles to clear out any metal particles. But back to my original question, how does Spectro 10w-40 compare to others? My service guy said it has more additives and detergents (I think he said) so he preferred it over the regular kawasaki oil, does that sound right?


'08 Kawasaki ZX6R Blue |'06 Acura TL Blue
bjohnzx6 is offline  
post #38 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 03:22 PM
bpe
Jr. Member
 
bpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Atlanta,GA
Posts: 142
   
Garage
Thumbs up

^ Spectro is Top Notch. That is all I have used in my EX500. The non-synthetic type, it has got me over 100,000 miles. And I do not leak or burn oil.

2006 EX500r
Purchased new in July 2006, 0 miles.
Miles as of January 2019 102,137 miles
bpe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome