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What weight Mobile 1 synthetic are you running?

Hi gang,
I'm wanting to switch to Mobile One on the next oil change and am wondering what to buy? Let me know what you are running and how you like it. Thanks!

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Don't have any personal experience with M-1 but I hear it is good stuff. I use Amsoil 10-40 myself and couldn't be happier.
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Hi gang,
I'm wanting to switch to Mobile One on the next oil change and am wondering what to buy? Let me know what you are running and how you like it. Thanks!
If you want to use Mobile One, use the MX4T 10W-40 as it is designed for the sport-bike engines which have more in common with our VN750 engine then the the average V-twin engine that is found in Harley's and the VN1500 series motorcycles, which can use Mobile One V-Twin 20W-50 oil.

I personally use Amsoil 10W-40 motorcycle oil in my VN750 and have never had a problem with it. It is a little pricey but has never given me reason to doubt it's benifits...


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Mobile 1 10-40w

Have been doing a lot or reading on this subject and 10-40w is
Kawasaki's recommendation because it is more viscous and gets
into smaller openings than the thicker 20-50w.

I will be changing to Mobile 1 10-40w at about 2000 miles, or
after a good break-in.

From what I read Mobile 1 is the best. Carried by WalMart in 10-40w
and 20-50w. Less than 8 bucks a quart.
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Our walmart carries everything but 10w40 in Mobile 1. I did find the Rotella Synthetic 5w40 last night so I'll be putting that in for this oil change. I might have to order the Mobile 1. If I do, I'll just order a large amount to save on shipping. Even the autozone and other auto parts houses have little to choose from in Mobile 1.

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Have been doing a lot or reading on this subject and 10-40w is
From what I read Mobile 1 is the best. Carried by WalMart in 10-40w
and 20-50w. Less than 8 bucks a quart.
Unless it is the Mobile 1 MX4 motorcycle oil, don't use it. Oil for automobiles have friction modifiers that will wreck havoc with your wet-clutch transmission.


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Ok, now I'm getting confused. Somewhere on here, I thought in the vulcan verses, someone said that on the donut shaped graphic on the oil bottle label it will say "energy conserving" in the bottom half, if it does in fact have friction modifiers in it. I saw several bottles of oil that were of heavier weight than I needed, that didn't have that marking on them. I also saw several 10w40 non synthetic that didn't have that marking on them.

I thought that "energy conserving" lable was the identifier, and meant that was the oil to stay away from?

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back in the 70's synthetic oil was very rare. I always used regular automobile motor oil in my 75 Z1. Never had a problem with the clutch.
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Is this something the oil companies have recently changed in oil? I've been using Valvoline 10w40 in my bikes since I started riding. I just decided that this oil change I would switch to synthetic.

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The label on the MOBIL 1 quart that WalMart carries says MX4T 10w-40
4 Cycle Fully Sinthetic MotorCycle Oil.

3 Way Protection Transmission, Wet Clutch, and Engine.

API SG, SH/CF JASO MA . There is a picture of a dual headlighted
Sport MC on the front of the quart.

Sure looks like it is made for Mc's.
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