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OIL Synthetic or no?

Post  briankanderson on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:28 am

I just bought a 2002 VTX1800. Most of the bikes before now have been vintage so never used synthetic oil. My buddies have recommended synthetic oil for the vtx to keep it running cooler, etc. Does anyone have an opinion on which oil to use? I am all for keeping it cooler but wanted to check with all the experts. Let me know, I appreciate any info. Brian

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Re: OIL Synthetic or no?

Post  jedishon on Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Never use anything but Mobil 1 in mine. And the good old walmart filter. Which out performed all but a couple other filters.

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Post  quadancer on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Mobil1 all the way, unless you want to spring for Amsoil. Change the filter halfway through cycle and engine should last forever, even
going 6K or more per change.
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Post  Beermand on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:03 pm

I use the mobil1 4t motorcycle 10/40 synthetic. Never had a problem, go about 7-8 k between changes I use the wix 51358 filter.
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thanks!

Post  briankanderson on Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:52 pm

I appreciate all the input.

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Post  Doc on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:01 pm

I like Rotella T6 and a Bosch filter.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:53 pm

I like casteroil edge full synthetic, but have been running full synthetic one brand or another in every bike I have owned for years with no problems thumbup thumbup
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thanks

Post  briankanderson on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:14 am

thanks, appears syntetic has worked for many. good news. thanks

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