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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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All about Oils

Here's a great site with extensive techical info on oils. Also great explanations/applications etc. Everything you ever wanted to know.

A lot of reading but extremely helpful.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-05-2004, 12:05 PM
 
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Dude! That was an awesome read!!! That's what happen when an engineer rides a bike. He would want to know exactly what each addictives do in that oil he's putting in. I've bookmarked it as my "Motorcycle Bible". Thanks again.

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I agree. That was a good site. It also supported what I have always believed (but has been contradicted many times)--use synthetic oil.



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good article! bookmarked for future reference :
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That was excellent reading. I have always used Mobil 15-50 (Red Cap) in my bike and my boat. I use Shell Rotella T in my Diesel truck. I am happy I seem to be doing the right thing. :
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Ditto, I've been using Mobil1 15W50 for years in everything I own. Even the push mower gets it after it's gone through the bike. :

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Amsoil in my racer. :

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Ditto, I've been using Mobil1 15W50 for years in everything I own. Even the push mower gets it after it's gone through the bike. :

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thats a good idea. :
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Awesome article. Got alittle confused when he refered to Viscosity Index as "VI" thinking it was Roman numeral 6 and again with the "improvers" thinking it was numeral 7. :

He called the Norton 750 Commando "Prayer cooled" : The puns are great, "Candles, coachroaches, and save your money on semi-synths and take your kids to MacDonalds" :

"Since about 75% of all the wear on your engine happens in the first five minutes after you start it up, synthetics offer an advantage in significantly reducing engine wear." Important tip there :

Another great tip, "You might ask, if these viscosity index improvers are so expensive and fragile, why have them? Why not just run a straight 30 weight oil? If you live somewhere where the temperature never changes, like Maui, maybe that's a good idea. However, if your engine will ever see temperatures below 60 degrees or above 100 degrees, it's important to have a multi-weight oil. Multi-weight oils offer far superior protection during a cold engine start on a cold morning, and they also offer superior protection if your engine oil ever gets above about 230. " :

Right now I'm at the API oil standards section of the article. I'm gonna end my post here and concentrate on reading the rest of the article. I'm a slow reader to begin with(I find I retain the knowledge learned better that way) and am having to re-read some sections over again to understand. But damn, I am really blown away by this article. It's awesome and really emphasizes how important the right kind of oil is for your motorcycle engine. Awesome, Mark Lawrence is the man : : : Honorable mention to Audix_Dude for sharing the article with us :

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