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Full synthetic or semi synthetic...what best for the 12r?

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:34 PM   #31
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Hey I used to ride on Castrol Power 1 Racing 10W50,
but this year I will change it to Motul 300V 15W50.
I use only full synth. I like to pop a wheelie and ride on high revs with crazy reductions and I use only best oils.
But we will see if there will be some gold flakes in oil after change.
   
 
Old 02-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #32
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Doesn't anyone run pain old good Amsoil synth cycle oil anymore?.I love it, bike runs cooler and just plain better IMO.
...I've been running amsoil in my bikes for about 25 years. Great stuff. I was sold on the stuff back when i was running air cooled machines. The difference in operating temperature and power over conventional motorcycle oil was easily noticable. I even run the shit in my 07 pontiac wave.
   
 
Old 02-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #33
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I've run full synthetic 20W50, blended my own semi synthetic (5W50 full with 20W50 conventional or 15W40 Diesel), but mostly now a 15W40 conventional diesel oil straight up.
Use a good brand name, watch out for the friction modifiers (causes clutch slipage) and change the oil often.
Do you want to change out a $15/litre oil every 5000 kms or a $3/litre oil every 2000 km?
   
 
Old 02-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #34
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wanna compare dyno sheets?
The nitrous 13 would give me a run for the money, but the turbo'd 12 would just look silly
   
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