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post #11 of 1967 Old 05-20-2008, 02:03 PM
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This is absolutely fascinating.

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Lots of good oil out there and your bike won't explode if you use non motorcycle specific oil. With that said, I make my choice based on how well the gear box behaves. For me, Amsoil works for nice snickety shifting and keeps that snickety behaviour longer than a lot of oil I have tried. Just my preference and YMMV...

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Use Castrol Actevio Dino/Snyth blend at 10w 40 in the Wee. I used the Suzuki Mineral Oil for the break in and switched last year. Yeah does it make a difference, only between my ears when I really twist Pegsus's tail real hard. Otherwise I just look at it as "added" protection. I'm basised towards synthetics due to the exclusive use of them in my cars. Never had a engine related problem with the "spirited" driving I do!! The wife's truck has been upgraded to a blend to help with the "cold" weather starts up where in NH in the win'ta
I like the K&N Oil Filters for the 1 inch nut I can get a wrench or socket around to put on and take off on the bike and both cars.

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Has anyone heard of . . .

Just out of curiosity, has anyone heard of an engine break down do to improper lubrication from using any oil? Not even in cages have I heard of an engine being destroyed by using any oil. It just doesn't happen now a days. All oil is good some are better than others with there additives to reduce friction at start up but really, it doesn't matter what oil you use, just change it at the correct intervals.

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Lousy shifting after 1st oil change

Took my 2007 1000 into the dealer's shop for the 600 mile once over that Suzuki recommends. Shifting was smooooth with the break-in oil in the belly.
I asked the service rep about having them use synthetic since they were changing the oil then anyway. You would have thought I asked for mayo on my corned beef sandwich. No No No I was told. This will void your warranty and likely cause clutch damage. Sounded like BS to me but I let it slide. They used 10-40 Suzuki oil and it ain't been the same since. Shifting from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th is now an adventure. Don't know if they will be there on the first try or not. It sometimes takes a couple tries. Also, dropping into 1st from neutral clunks hard. Shifts better in the heat of the afternoon than on cool mornings.
We already had a couple of days over 100 deg here in Sacramento. I've kept up with these oil threads and hear you guys raving about synth. Does it really make that much difference in the gearbox? Ive never used it. Always had old beater bikes not worth the extra cost.
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I've used both and have never noticed the difference. FWIW, I have never believed that the oil in the case has anything to with the shifting quality of the bike.
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I think it's worth it for the blend in the bike and truck and full on synthetic in the car. But YMMV. I'm also anal about changes, I change more often depending on what's coming up, but that's just me.

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Took my 2007 1000 into the dealer's shop for the 600 mile once over that Suzuki recommends. Shifting was smooooth with the break-in oil in the belly.
I asked the service rep about having them use synthetic since they were changing the oil then anyway. You would have thought I asked for mayo on my corned beef sandwich. No No No I was told. This will void your warranty and likely cause clutch damage. Sounded like BS to me but I let it slide. They used 10-40 Suzuki oil and it ain't been the same since.
What! Void warranty with better oil!? Again... WHAT?

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