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There is also a kawasaki brand synthetic that I didn't even know about...[thanks Badass Jake for the tip]. It's not much more than the mobil 1 either.
 

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Mike0,

It is perfectly fine to use some non-bike oils (such as Mobil 1 15w-50). The clutch will not be affected unless the oil contains friction modifiers. Oils with these modifiers will be labeled energy-conserving. Those are the ones you want to stay away from.
 

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What are the best kinds of synthetic oils to use in a bike? I have been told to only use motorcycle oil. Never use motor oil. Motor oil is design for car engines not bike engines. The bearings etc. are different in bikes and the oil is also use for the transmission where it isn't in a car. The additives in motor oil aren't good for a wet clutch either. I would appreciate advice anyone can give me. [^]
 

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MikeO,

I just change to Mobil1 15W-50 and my bike seems to love it, and oh yea it was half the price of the Mobil 1 so called "motorcycle oil".
 

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Please turn to page 100, of Sport Rider magazine, August 2003.

Motor oil Comparison Part 1

You never know how fast you can go, until you crash.
 

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The August issue is out already??

[:eek:)]


Freedom is won with blood and lost with the stroke of a pen
--uknown
 

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I'm not sure about news stands? But mine came about 2 weeks ago, in the mail.

I'm a recovering work-aholic, and I haven't done a damn thing for 6 months.
 
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