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Old 09-03-2006, 05:22 PM
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So what kind of oil do most people run in their max. I did my first service at the shop where I got the bike, but plan on doing most of them myself. Just wondered if there was a specific type of oil out there that is better then others? I've read on a FZR sight I still go to that people there like synthetic Mobil 1 15w-50. Any thought on it?
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:38 PM
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So what kind of oil do most people run in their max. I did my first service at the shop where I got the bike, but plan on doing most of them myself. Just wondered if there was a specific type of oil out there that is better then others? I've read on a FZR sight I still go to that people there like synthetic Mobil 1 15w-50. Any thought on it?
It's pretty much up to you how much money you want to spend for things not needed. Others will disagree strongly with me but first of all Yamaha does NOT specify to use anything other than good quality car oil. Also there was a writeup done recently on all the different oils and what's best. They concluded that there is no one oil any better than the next, of the major brands. It doesn't have to be synthetic or bike specific oil. Usually people will want to be extra good to their bike and hear that the more expensive oils are better. Bull, just go by the manual because it was written by those that know what they are talking about and not some back yard mechanic that's superstitious. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:51 PM
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I use Castrol "Act-evo" 10w-40 in both my bikes. Changed at the end of each riding season before putting them up for the winter. There is about 4 to 5 months when is a bit iffy here. I just can't see leaving any used oil in the bike over winter.
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:18 AM
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I'm gonna start using Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30 full synthetic, because I can get it free from work!!!
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:41 AM
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I think it all depends on how much and what kind of riding one does, I am sure using synthetic will not prolong the engine life to 200k , for me stop and go riding, short distances, hard acceleration & deceleration make me think I need all the protection I can get from oil, I use amsoil.
But when time comes for an engine rebuild all components will be changed whether they are worn off or not, unless you want a mickey mouse job and don't mind opening the engine several times.
one thing I noticed is when I started using K&N air filter the oil gets dirty much faster than when using the stock air filter I always felt that K&N filter upper lip does not seal like the foam on the stock filter.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:00 AM
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Motorcycle consumer news did a test a few years ago and bascially found no significant difference between any of the oils out there. There findings (which should be able to be found on their website) simply stated to change the oil regularly.

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Old 09-06-2006, 09:10 AM
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Motorcycle consumer news did a test a few years ago and bascially found no significant difference between any of the oils out there. There findings (which should be able to be found on their website) simply stated to change the oil regularly.

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This information should be posted for all to see so the BEST OIL myth can be dispelled once and for all. Perhaps we need a place (FAQ?) to clarify a few untruths about the Max where new members can inform themselves and know they are getting the straight scoop. The Furbur Fix is another confusing and down right wrong way to fix the real problem and who hasn't heard of the dreaded "0" ring problem? I was hoping that Sean would find the time to look deeper into this situation, since he works on a lot of Max engines and is a strait shooter. Life is tough enough without chasing ghosts.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:45 AM
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I agree. A FAQ or solution section for common problems would be most helpful.
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I agree with Sean on this.I use castrol gtx 20w50.I get it at walmart in 5 quart jugs for $8.I change it often.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:34 PM
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Looks like it was 2003 january and february in MCNews magazines. I don't have the copies with me here at work but you may be able to get them to pull up on the net.

On a side note,

I finally pulled one engine apart that the o-ring was still in place on. Of course the only problem with it was the transmission which was wasted. The rest of the engine is fine.

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