I run Mobil 1 syn motorcycle blend and the clutch does not slip. I switched to syn at about 2500 miles and have changed it 4000 and 6000.SpeedSen said:well i did my own first oill chnage at about 800 miles, i used motul 3100... the guys at the service department, at 2 different dealers told me that if i used full syn, that my clutch would slip.... but as far as syn goes, he said u can switch to semi syn after about the 3rd or 4th oil change.... and im not having any problems with the factory oil filter.... some people say it falls off... mine is fine...
I know lots of guys who run mobil 1 15w 50 for there bikes and havent had a single problem with clutch or bike revving.r6dirtydave said:All the synthetics will do for ya is prolong the break down of the oil..., ya can, even with a bike, wait a bit longer for an oil change without harm. I haven't heard with a bike company yet, but with cars, for example, BMW says you can go 12-15K miles without a change with syn. M'bishi says I can go 10-12.5K in my Eclipse. I went 5K on my R6, and even ran a homemade draw down test on the old stuff (for anyone familiar with ASTM testing)..., didn't notice a whole lot of particulates, no more than normal.
Side note: If you go syn, which I have, do not use those formulated for cars. Your bike, in a lot of cases, will rev 2-3 times higher, shearing of the oil is much more a factor. I had a conversation with an engineer at Mobil-Exxon about this.
I used to use Mobil 1 in my F4i..., I'm just as happy with AMSoil in the R6, FYI
Let me clarrify..., yes, car oils will work, they will just break down waaay faster, and then you're wasting money paying for the pricey stuff when petro will work the same.ptirmal said:I know lots of guys who run mobil 1 15w 50 for there bikes and havent had a single problem with clutch or bike revving.
I agree with the oil change thing though, my sister bmw needs an oil change once a year. Although I'll probably do the same for my bike, lol...
2000 is just fine. Hell if you go by what Yamaha says you would change every 4000 miles with regular oil.jbullfrogr6 said:not 11k miles since i've changed my oil last that is how many i have on it i change my oil about every 2000 miles but i was wondering if i put synthetic in it how often should i change my oil and stuff?
I know at idle today, although it was running for awhile talking to some other guys after class, my bike got all the way to 212 just idling and it was barely 55* today.R6IAN said:i just switched to mobil 1 and my bike does run hotter. it warms up faster in the morning and when im at a light the temp climbs up faster. the pro is my gears shift so much smoother.