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#1 Unread post by wheeltechnik » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:42 am

hi there, i have a few question about engine oil, in my owner manual the engine oil that recommended is 10w 40, but it did not mention mineral, semi synthetic or fully synthetic

1. can i just use a mineral engine oil 10w 40 ( coz it cheap)
2. the different between semi and fully synthetic 10w40

my bike is a 1986 suzuki gsx750s (pop light).. :?
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#2 Unread post by ZooTech » Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:25 am

Use whatever type you like, so long as it's made for motorcycles.

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#3 Unread post by Loonette » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:11 am

The manual should also list what type - not only the weight. API SG, JASO MA, or whatever like that. So if you want to go to a synthetic, just make sure all your numbers and letters are comparable.

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#4 Unread post by wheeltechnik » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:42 am

thank you..
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#5 Unread post by MotoF150 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:09 pm

go to www.amsoil.com and purchace the Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil 10W40 and use that in ur bike. Next feel the BIG difference it makes, cooler running engine, quiet engine, smoother shifting and a 5 to 20MPH higher top speed
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#6 Unread post by DivideOverflow » Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:59 pm

MotoF150 wrote:go to www.amsoil.com and purchace the Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil 10W40 and use that in ur bike. Next feel the BIG difference it makes, cooler running engine, quiet engine, smoother shifting and a 5 to 20MPH higher top speed
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#7 Unread post by Bugg » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:03 pm

I know so many people who rave about amsoil, so what exactly makes it different? and why doesn't every other oil company have the same kind of product?
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#8 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:18 pm

I did notice a difference going from dino to Mobil-1, but haven't noticed any change going from Mobil-1 to Amsoil other than having to wait a week for the Amsoil to come by mail.

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#9 Unread post by oldschoolorange » Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:37 pm

MotoF150 wrote:go to www.amsoil.com and purchace the Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil 10W40 and use that in ur bike. Next feel the BIG difference it makes, cooler running engine, quiet engine, smoother shifting and a 5 to 20MPH higher top speed
:laughing: Thats great advice there bud changing your oil increases your top speed by changing the gear ratio in your transmission.


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#10 Unread post by Bachstrad37 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:05 am

I started using Amsoil in my bike. Huge difference from dino-oil. I haven't tried other synthetics, so my comparison with other synthetics is nil. The cost is a little bit more than the big boys like Mobil 1, Castrol, Valvoline, etc, but it's quite readily available on the shelves of multiple automotive part stores in my area.

Amsoil is based out of a little town called Superior, Wisconsin. Its manufacturing and corporate office is right accross the bridge from me (2 miles). They're small and want to remain small. I have a couple of co-workers who used to be employed with them as mechanical engineers. Quite knowledgable about the research and development of their products, imo.

Personally, I'm sold on it and it's readily available for me. In other regions, it has to be mail-ordered. I absolutely hate their advertising tactics. It looks cheap and very...Amway feel. Oh well, I'm happy with their motorcycle and automotive lubes.
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#11 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:32 am

oldschoolorange wrote:
MotoF150 wrote:go to www.amsoil.com and purchace the Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil 10W40 and use that in ur bike. Next feel the BIG difference it makes, cooler running engine, quiet engine, smoother shifting and a 5 to 20MPH higher top speed
:laughing: Thats great advice there bud changing your oil increases your top speed by changing the gear ratio in your transmission.


Hey, hey, hey, dont forget to top up your washer fluid in your truck as well as if it is low it can cause a missfire.


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Surprisingly (well not that much), monkeys trained to sell these synthetic oils are instructed to tell the customer just that. It sells better. Most customers won't switch when they hear, "Well, it is tested to improve long-term durability and less wear on your engine over time, so you are more likely to hit that 200k miles in 10 years" when most people change cars every...year now?
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#12 Unread post by wheeltechnik » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:05 pm

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MotoF150 wrote:go to www.amsoil.com and purchace the Amsoil Synthetic Motorcycle Engine Oil 10W40 and use that in ur bike. Next feel the BIG difference it makes, cooler running engine, quiet engine, smoother shifting and a 5 to 20MPH higher top speed
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#13 Unread post by MotoF150 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:00 pm

dummies! the reason why you get an increase in top speed when you switch to Amsoil is because using Amsoil you get "0" CLUTCH SLIPPAGE, with all bikes with wet clutches its normal to have 20% clutch slippage, but when you use Amsoil you get NO CLUTCH SLIPPAGE resulting in a higher top speed! You guys tend to forget a motorcycle oil has 2 duties, its and engine crankcase oil and a clutch and transmission oil !! I will bet you guys anything you will get a higher top speed on ur bike after you switch to Amsoil! I did and I know many others that did too!
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#14 Unread post by jonnythan » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:27 pm

MotoF150 wrote:dummies! the reason why you get an increase in top speed when you switch to Amsoil is because using Amsoil you get "0" CLUTCH SLIPPAGE, with all bikes with wet clutches its normal to have 20% clutch slippage, but when you use Amsoil you get NO CLUTCH SLIPPAGE resulting in a higher top speed! You guys tend to forget a motorcycle oil has 2 duties, its and engine crankcase oil and a clutch and transmission oil !! I will bet you guys anything you will get a higher top speed on ur bike after you switch to Amsoil! I did and I know many others that did too!

How can you say this stuff in one thread and ask what good a battery charger is in another thread?

Do you actually believe what you just typed?
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#15 Unread post by Skier » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:54 pm

MotoF150 wrote:dummies!
We're off to a great start!
MotoF150 wrote:...the reason why you get an increase in top speed when you switch to Amsoil is because using Amsoil you get "0" CLUTCH SLIPPAGE, with all bikes with wet clutches its normal to have 20% clutch slippage, but when you use Amsoil you get NO CLUTCH SLIPPAGE resulting in a higher top speed!
Sure buddy. You can really feel that clutch slippage, especially on those air-cooled Ducati clutches.
MotoF150 wrote: You guys tend to forget a motorcycle oil has 2 duties
Alrighty!
MotoF150 wrote: its and engine crankcase oil
One...
MotoF150 wrote: and a clutch
Two...
MotoF150 wrote: and transmission oil !!
Three!
MotoF150 wrote:I will bet you guys anything you will get a higher top speed on ur bike after you switch to Amsoil! I did and I know many others that did too!
I'd like to see some dyno results on it. Don't forget to factor in environmental differences such as ambient air temp, humidity and engine temperature.

Besides, if your top speed is gearing limited, not drag limited, Amsoil ain't gonna do snot except lighten your wallet.

But don't get me wrong, please stop posting, you're much more interesting than our other "favorite" prolific poster.
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#16 Unread post by Kal » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:15 pm

Skier wrote:But don't get me wrong, please stop posting, you're much more interesting than our other "favorite" prolific poster.
Do you mean "don't stop posting" dude???


The thing is while Moto isn't making much sense on this thread he has in the last couple of days made contributions to discussions...
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#17 Unread post by Skier » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:12 am

Kal wrote:
Skier wrote:But don't get me wrong, please stop posting, you're much more interesting than our other "favorite" prolific poster.
Do you mean "don't stop posting" dude???


The thing is while Moto isn't making much sense on this thread he has in the last couple of days made contributions to discussions...
Err, yes. Been a long day at work. :(
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#18 Unread post by MotoF150 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:03 am

I have proof, go to www.amsoil.com and read the "White Pages On Motorcycle Oil" maybe if you guys would understand how a clutch works you would understand. Before I tried Amsoil I was the same way, I thought those claims were full of it, then I tried Amsoil in my DRZ400S, I WAS HOOKED! Amsoil turned that bike into a totally different bike, gone was the hard shifting, overheating, hard starting, and I noticed a top speed increase from 82mph to 95mph. I also use Amsoil in my ATV, now the overheating fan never turns on and I noticed a BIG increase in power
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#19 Unread post by Mintbread » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:38 am

You have proof because Amsoil told you so on the Amsoil website? :laughing:
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#20 Unread post by jonnythan » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:03 am

Funny, their web site says nothing about 20% clutch slippage or a dramatic increase in top speed.

I must not be finding it.

Can you give me a link to where they make the claims you made?
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