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???
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.
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.
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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