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post #2631 of 2688 Old 06-08-2019, 10:11 AM
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I tried a lot of oils in the Vee so far and Mobil 4t is the only one I’ve been happy with shifting wise. I do want to try amsoil maybe next change, but I’m in no rush as I can’t say anything bad about Mobil.

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Mobil 1 full syn since 1986 in cars, trucks and SUVs.
Mobil 1 4t in bikes and ATVs since it was put on the market.
Mobil 1 Diesel full syn in my tractor.

The stuff is magic. It is produced from unicorns.
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I may try the shell Ultra for no particular reason, just to say I tried it. The Beast really don't seem to care what I run in it. I have seen no difference between factory fill, Shell Rotella 15w40 conv and M1 10w 40 4T. I rarely let my oil go past 2500-3000 because I am a clean freak, so it probably dont matter what I run in it. I was thinking about trying the new Rotella T6 15w40 full syn also, Wal Mart has shelves of it for 20.00 a gallon. At that price, I could change it twice as often and still break even with the M1.
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post #2634 of 2688 Old 06-28-2019, 01:29 AM
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Hoping someone can shed some light on this Suzuki synthetic oil made by SOPUS (shell) . Is this basically the same thing as shell advance ultra 4t 10w-40?

this oil comes in the Suzuki synthetic pit box kit.
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Anyone ever run additives like Lucas with the wet clutch design? If so... thoughts, feedback or snake oil? Difference in shifting?
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post #2636 of 2688 Old 07-20-2019, 02:21 AM
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If the stuff is slippery enough to actually do anything it will ruin your wet clutch. If it's safe for a wet clutch it's clearly not slippery enough to do anything the oil doesn't already do.
It's not even snake oil. Snakes run Castrol.
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post #2637 of 2688 Old 07-20-2019, 08:41 AM
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Hoping someone can shed some light on this Suzuki synthetic oil made by SOPUS (shell) . Is this basically the same thing as shell advance ultra 4t 10w-40?

this oil comes in the Suzuki synthetic pit box kit.
I can't. But here is info on the Japanese MA oil standards.

And this is Suzuki's latest oil marketing effort, I do not know if it is supplied by SOPUS or some other supplier, the photos in the link below do not show the back of bottle labels. All three Suzuki Ecstar versions are MA2 rated oil where the oil in your photo is rated MA, see the differences in those ratings at the site above. It makes me think your kit includes an older type of Suzuki branded oil. (A little searching shows Ecstar came out globally in 2015. I can't find a web photo of the back side bottle label to see who may have manufactured, if not at least packaged, the oil for Suzuki, but Suz is saying it is a global product line for cars, marine, and motorcycles, so it must be a big name oil producer, or regional production contracts. Suzuki is not an oil manufacturer.)
I see no reason why this Suzuki Ecstar oil should not be considered for use, if you are willing to spend the cash on it.


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post #2639 of 2688 Old 08-05-2019, 07:25 AM
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I've been using T6 15-40 for about 2700 miles now on my 2014 1000 and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I bought mine last year as a leftover and put it away last year with 8200 miles on it. Of those miles about 6k were Delvac 1300 and the rest were the factory fill and I even tried Valvoline 15-40 HDEO for a stretch. I think I liked Delvac the best so far and after almost 3000 miles of the T6 15-40 this season the Rotella seems to be the worst for the IH. I just got done with a two day ride riding in the eighties, riding about 6 hours per day and with everything nice and hot the engine and knocking sounded louder than the other oils. The engine still runs fine and is smooth going down the road but at a idle it just seems worse than ever. Being synthetic might have something to do with it but I'm not sure. That said, after those type of riding conditions I've seen degradation in shifting with any oil in any bike I've had the past few years.

In this particular bike I think I'm probably going to finish off the season with leftover Delvac I have. The bike ran great on that and IH didn't seem to be as bad. I've been using a WIX 51359 since the factory fill was drained but I might try a Suzuki filter for the hell of it when I dump the T6 as I believe filter design MAY make a difference. Never had issues with the WIX though; surprise. After the Delvac I may store the DL with conventional Valvoline 10w-40 or keep running the Delvac. The only thing that worries me about HDEO, any HDEO for that matter, is that they all seem to be changing be their recipes these days so I might go back to a "marketed MC" oil.
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Never can figure out how many pages to read in these oil threads every time I get a new toy. My 42K 04 has apparently lived on Royal Purple until now. My other bikes work fine on 15W40 T6. In the post above - what is IH ?

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