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Is anyone using Amsoil 10w40 motorcycle specific oil?

Has anyone been using Amsoil 10w40 motorcycle specific oil? I'm told that it doesn't contain friction modifiers and is specifically designed for wet clutch use. I'd like some opinions before I make the switch.

Thanks for your help.

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good stuff.. but kinda spendy.. rotella T syn.. 4 me
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I use it. Buy it by the case and it is cheaper. My motor hasn't seized yet so I guess it works.

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I use it in my V-Strom, Shadow and Goldwing. It is very popular ( at least according to Goldwing forums ) with many people. I have had no clutch issues and actually felt improvement with smoother shifts on my Shadow and Goldwing. It does cost a lot, find a dealer nearby and buy a case of gallons.

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I've been using Amsoil products for the last five years or so in my cars and always had good results. When I saw that my local KTM dealership had it in stock, I told them to use it for my Wee when I took it in for service. I've had no problems so far, so I'll probably stick with it for a while.
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Has anyone been using Amsoil 10w40 motorcycle specific oil? I'm told that it doesn't contain friction modifiers and is specifically designed for wet clutch use. I'd like some opinions before I make the switch.

Thanks for your help.

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Been using it for 2 years. Change it at around every 4,000 miles.

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Use it, love it, buy it by the case to bring costs down.

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Seems OK! Around here it's the cheapest of the motorcycle specific 10/40's.
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Been using it for 2 years. Change it at around every 4,000 miles.
I won't use anything else in my bikes.

Please send me your used oil. I'll put it back in the bike and run it another 6K.

Changing out Amsoil every 4000 miles is throwing lots of good money away. The stuff will easily last 8-10 thousand miles. I change it once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. I've had the old stuff tested coming out after 10K and it's as good as when it went in.

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I won't use anything else in my bikes.

Please send me your used oil. I'll put it back in the bike and run it another 6K.

Changing out Amsoil every 4000 miles is throwing lots of good money away. The stuff will easily last 8-10 thousand miles. I change it once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. I've had the old stuff tested coming out after 10K and it's as good as when it went in.

YMMV if you're riding a lot of dust and dirt roads...
I have thought about extending the mileage between changes but I get conflicting information. The dealership where I purchased the bike carries Amsoil and the salesman said it was good for at least 8K. The parts and service guys said 4K. I have talked to Amsoil reps at trade shows and they say 6K but only with the Amsoil filter. Recently I was talking to a BMW salesman and he was running Amsoil for 8-10K like you.

I get the oil for $8.00/qt locally and this is only my second crankcase full so I'm only out $24.00 so far. Maybe I'll just change the filter in another thousand miles and top it off.

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