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There are some postings going on about oil changes and stuff, so I remembered I have this doubt a long time ago, but never cleared it out 'cause I always forget to talk about it when I'm with my friends. Well, tonight I will not forget.

So, what I want to know is what's the difference between mineral, semi-sintetic and 100% sintetic oils? Which one runs better, why, what are they made of, and so on.

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There's two main types. Dino juice and synthetic. Then there are blends. Synthetics are made in labs by people with white coats. Dino juices are stuff found in the ground that several million years ago were dinosaurs. Put two oils together and you get a semi-syntethetic like Valvoline's durablend.

With the exception of breaking in an engine always use full syn. It's just better in every way. As far which is the best oil there's another thread about that here.

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Thanks, iowazx6r. The guy at Kawasaki where I serviced my bike for the first time (500 miles) said they've put 100% synthetic oil, so if I ever had to fill it again, to be sure to use the same type.

About which one (brands) is the best I don't really care about your opinions <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> because here in Europe the brands are different. We have lot's of brands, but some that may be familiar to US-guys are Putoline and Suchs/Sikolene and that's about it.

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Synd - try Castrol R. You should get that in Portugal. It's fully synthetic, and it's RED!

But *don't* mix mineral oil with semi- or fully synthetic oil. Most of the Ninja owners I know always use fully synthetic, and change it every 2-4,000 miles. (Don't know what that is in km<img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>)

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Hi there Joybringer.

Yes, there is Castrol here, but I think the guys at Kawasaki used Galp (portuguese state brand) oil. It has very good reputation... it is used in every motorcycle and automobile races where portuguese riders/drivers participate. It is one of the major sponsorers here in Pt for motorsports.

But... tell me... why should I put a RED oil in my beautiful GREEN Kawi? Besides... everybody knows GREEN is the fastest color, so a green oil should be better than a red one. I'll start asking for green oils <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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