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post #1 of 35 Old 07-23-2007, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Synthetic oil - Canadian source and recommendations

Wondering what folks are running in terms of sythetic oil - don't begrduge the dealer their money but kind of reminds me of snowmobiling at $70/4 litres - especially when you only need 3 l. Interested in thoughts, experiences and sources (Canadian).

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I used Mobil One 10w40 synthetic motorcycle oil, available at Canuck Tire for the first 65,000km or so. It runs about 12 clams a litre (full litre).

I have since switched over to Amsoil 0-40, also available at canuck tire for about 9.50 a litre. Its an american quart, so 946cc or whatever. With a new filter, you will have about 20cc left. No waste, nice.

I credit the use of synthetic oil for the fact that my valves have not required adjustment, not even at 89,000km. Runs as quiet as the day she was new.

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Aaaaaaah!!! Oil thread.

Actually I like oil threads. Currently running Amsoil 10/40 bought from the local Honda dealer for $11.99 / L.

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Yes, I suspect we shall hear all sorts of opinions on this one....

whales oil, coconut oil, dirty old recycled White Owl, etc....

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Thanks guys. Thought by adding "sources"? I could sneak in under the "oil thread radar". I'll check out Cda Tire for those brands.....glad to hear you've had good luck with them. rcacs - did you mean Amsoil 10-40? I've run Amsoil products in my sleds and they're good, and a whole lot cheaper than SkiDoo brand as well.

Not having had to do valves in that mileage is a good thing. Speaks well of the product and probably the manner in which the bike is driven as well. I'm heading out to BC in late August for 3 weeks and want to change oil once more before I go so the advice is appreciated.

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Mobil 1 MX4T full synthetic.

I use it in my DL650 and my DRZ400.

I get mine at Canadian Tire, same as racs.

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Amsoil has the 10w-40 and 0-40, I have been using the 0w-40. I think they actually call it Power Sports oil. Have been using it for about 25,000km or so.

For some reason, its about 3 sheckles per litre less. Both are available at Canuck Tire.

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www.amsoil.com if interested in reading up on their product.

I have been by their factory, a huge facility down in Superior, Wisconsin.

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My pal has a Kwacker VN1600 and uses the Kawasaki branded synthetic oil, I think its only around 8 bucks a litre.

Might be worthwhile checking into, if you have a Green dealer nearby.

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I've got a 4-litre jug of that Kawi 10W40 synth standing by for the next change. Cost $25 at my local shop.

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