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For those of you who use Amsoil, where do you purchase it? I went down to my local Cycle Gear expecting to find it, but they don't carry it. I went on line looking for distributors and I got 3 in my local area, but I was expecting some type of chain stores, but I got back people's names. A little confusing.
 

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I don't use it, not since the mid-90's. But a lot of those who sell it are individuals, not brick-and-mortar retail stores; they are kind of like Tupperware sales people. This is the kind of seller I bought from, he was a one-man shop auto mechanic, and I used it in a Volkswagon I drove at the time. The few stores that do sell it may not carry enough flavors of it to include the motorcycle specific oils. May need to buy it on-line, or have one of those local fellows order what you want.
 

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It's like Amway, Avon and Tupperware. It's handled by a network of individuals who recruit others to sell and so on. Hey! I managed to write that without using the word pyramid.
 

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It has nothing to do with pyramid marketing .
It's for sale in Canadiantire nationally and other stores .
It's just oil ,that's all , but better quality than most .
I have an account so that I can buy it cheaper than the stores and I've never been pressured to sell to others .
IMHO ,Mobil 1 is equally good , --- YMMV !
 

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Guess I won't use Amsoil. I really don't care for this type of marketing. Just me...
 

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Guess I won't use Amsoil. I really don't care for this type of marketing. Just me...
IMHO Amsoil is the best oil you can run through your bike. Don't be turned off just because of how it's marketed. I can get anyone the contact info of a few guys you can deal with online if you want
 

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Does Amsoil have their own refineary, or do they buy from another oil manufacturer?
It isn't refined (in the usual sense) as it is not produced from oil. It is synthetic (the semi synthetic uses refined oil of course and as such is likely bought from someone)
 

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It has nothing to do with pyramid marketing .
It's for sale in Canadiantire nationally and other stores .
It's just oil ,that's all , but better quality than most .
I have an account so that I can buy it cheaper than the stores and I've never been pressured to sell to others .
IMHO ,Mobil 1 is equally good , --- YMMV !
I think Mobil 1 is better. Do you think Porsche, Corvette, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Astin Martin (to name a few), etc. infinitum, would put an inferior oil in their cranks from the factory, when they could just as easily put Amsoil in? NOT!

If you shop around you can buy Mobil 1 Synthetic 0W-40 for less than $6.90 per quart delivered to your front door too.
 

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No "Dealer" network for Amsoil because almost anyone can buy it to become a "dealer". Why would any real dealer compete with Joe Shmo selling it from the back of his van who has no over head and not trying to make much profit. Amsoil is not any better then other "synthetic" since they use pretty much the same base stock and additives of what you can find at a real dealer. It's good oil but support a real dealer

It's not "refined"? Where do they get the "oil" from. They buy oil and additives from other sources to build their products. Just like Maxima, Bardahl, Golden Spectro etc.....
 

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Amsoil 10W40 Motorcycle-specific oil is the only thing I'll run in my bikes. It lasts longer than anything I've used including Mobil1 red cap. (I haven't used the Mobil1 bike-oil though, it wasn't available when I went to Amsoil, and haven't heard many comments on that.)

I judge the oils lifespan by how smooth the shifting is. When it starts to get rough and notchy, it's time to change oil. With regular dino oil, that's almost immediately. With regular synthetic car oil, like M1 or Shell Rotella diesel oil it's about 3-5K miles, with Amsoil it's about once a year whether it needs it or not. (8-12K miles or more).

You can buy Amsoil in a lot of motorcycle shops these days, also some marine toy dealers, and a few other retail outlets.

I buy it by the case direct from the manufacturer. You can order it online at www.amsoil.com. A case is about a two year supply for 2 bikes in my case, as it's easy to stretch the oil change interval out to well beyond the bike MOM's recommendation with it if you're doing primarily on-road riding. This also makes it a lot more cost-effective.

All statements IMO, YMMV...
 

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In regard to Amsoil, there are two types of people:

Those that have tried it and will never use anything else;

And those that are too stubborn to even try it.

I'm a long time user, dealer, lover, aficionado, sucker, whatever you want to call me, but I love this product and I will never use anything else in any of my machines.
 

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When running Mobil1 on my XR the temps on the engine will spike to 280-300F riding hard. Using Amsoil 20-50 Racing oil the temps on the XR spike at 250-270F max. With cheap shell dino oil the constant running temp is 290F the spikes go off the dipstick over 320F. This alone tells you how much better Amsoil is compared to other very good synthetic oils.

The important thing is to change your oil on a bike regularly, any oil will do. But if you are running your bike hard, and like to keep an eye on little things like engine temp. Amsoil is hard to beat. And if you buy it as a member from their site, its cheaper than Mobil1.
 

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It isn't refined (in the usual sense) as it is not produced from oil. It is synthetic (the semi synthetic uses refined oil of course and as such is likely bought from someone)
Technically speaking, aren't the feedstocks for most chemical processes petroleum-based? Plastics, fertilizers, food additives, pharamceuticals, etc, all start off as oil or natural gas. I'd be surprised if even full synthetic oil didn't, too. To be sure, the final product is not really at all chemically related to the original petroleum oils, other than containing various hydrocarbon molecules. So I guess the question would be, do they run their own chemical synthesis plants?
 

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For those of you who use Amsoil, where do you purchase it? I went down to my local Cycle Gear expecting to find it, but they don't carry it. I went on line looking for distributors and I got 3 in my local area, but I was expecting some type of chain stores, but I got back people's names. A little confusing.


I also have a goldwing and there is a member of the gl1800 board who sells Amsoil and will have it shipped directly to your door He has a good price for fellow riders....
http://hittnmiss.com/
 

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amsoil

If Amsoil was the answer to all lubrication then all racers, manufactures etc would use it. But since just about every oil company has won Daytona
or any other race for that matter, I guess it isn't all that. As noted in a post above Mobil 1 is coming in quite a few new engines, both bikes and cars.
Usually but not always those who shout the loudest for Amsoil usually sell the stuff or has a friend that gives them deals.

It is more important to use a top quality oil and filter and change it often than it is to use a particular brand of oil.

And yes I have used Amsoil in both my vehicles and bikes and found no advantage. I use either mobil 1 or shell rotella 5/40 both from Wallyworld where I have found it to be the cheapest price.JMHO
 

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The Amsoil marketing plan may be seen at http://www.train-them-well.com/page25.htm and http://bestsyntheticoil.com/dealers/dealer-policies.pdf
It's good oil with an atypical marketing plan.

Yikes !
I was blissfully unaware -- just phoning the depot in Edmonton and getting it sent to me .

FWIW , if I had to pay full retail price ,I don't think I would bother ,I don't believe that it is so superior to justify such a high price .
There are other specialist oil companies out there who have comparable quality oils .
 
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