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Hey ya'll,
I was wondering if there is a difference in buying oil that is made for bike (aka, oil you buy at bike shops for +$8/qt or mobil 1 MXT oil) or synth. oil such as mobil 1 you can get for $4.50/qt? I read a thread on this board about oil changes every 3K miles and people talking about using mobil 1 but I thought bikes were suppose to use "bike" oil cause the oil also lubs the tranny. Please inform me if I'm a fool for believing this. I need an oil change soon and I was wondering if oil is oil and it doesn't matter.

Also, what oil weight is recommended it? 10w-30? 15w-40? I mean is it better for heavier weight oil or lighter?

thanks in advance!
Ed



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Sure there is a difference . . . about $4 a quart. If you are tight for money there is very little difference to be had from running synthetic. Run a car oil in the viscosity Kawasaki recommends, 10w40, 10w50, 20w40 or 20w50. No car oils in this viscosity range are energy conserving. If you want to spend a little more run a synthetic in the same viscosity range. I like Mobil 1 15w50 because it is widely available and relative cheap. I stay away from simi-synthetics because basically all an oil company has to do to make a semi-synthetic oil is to take a cheap oil and put one drop of synthetic oil in it.
 

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I second the Mobil One 15W 50. Stay away from energy conserving synthetics.

I paid $4 a qt for my Mobil One.



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yup Mobil One 15W 50 is the shit....I love it....

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