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Just wondering who's gone to full synthetic (I was thinking Mobil 1 automotive oil)? My only concern is the clutch, and possible slippage or other 'stuff'. For the guys who've done it, has the clutch felt the exact same as it did before you switched???
 

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Yeah, I understand that's the best oil, but quite a bit more than the standard Mobil 1 auto oil. So I was wondering if anyone's using the automotive oil. From the internet research I've done, automotive synthetics are better (less viscosity breakdown etc) that the best natural (dino) motorcycle oils. But it's hard to know what to believe. Seems that everyone who's tried the Mobil 1 automotive in their bikes is really happy. Apparently that brand doesn;t have some of the environmental additives that others do that can cause wet-clutch slippage. ?! I may try it next time. It's only gunna cost about $10 more than the dino-based motorcycle oil (Castrol Grand Prix) that I usually use.
 

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yeah Mobil 1 MX4T is about $9 a qt... the last oil change I was wondering if its really worth it over the $3.50 a qt Honda Motorcycle Oil (natural dino oil) I was using.

I really havent noticed any differences... Some people swear it gives them more HP.. I havent noticed
 

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I have been using the 15W50 Mobil 1 for cars for about 8,000 miles in a '95 ZX-6R. I have experienced no clutch slippage and no oil usage. It seems to work fine.
 

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i use BelRay full synthetic on my bike. i don't feel any more power like some might say, but i never miss a shift... occasionally i would when i was using non synthetic (Honda's brand).

billy m.
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Besides the BelRay there is also Motul for a full synth motorcycle oil. When first putting Mobil 1 in an old '91 ZX-6 the shifting went to poo with the Mobil 1 synt in it. Went back to Motorcycle Dino oil and the shifting got much better on it. From there I've just stuck with Motorcycle specific stuff and run Motul only now in the street and track bike.
 

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I used to use Motul 5100 10w40 semi-synthetic (can only use it after 5,000kms on odo.) but now that I am using my bike on the track as well I am using Kawasaki fully synthetic 15w50 oil...haven't noticed much of a difference but the 15w50 would be better due to the high temp. during races...

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