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Oil change

Synthetic oils and synthetic oil blends are becoming very popular for cars. Has anyone used synthetic oils in their VN750? What were the results?
looking for recommendations one way or the other.

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This is always a interesting thread.

You will find those that only use Syn and those that only use crude.

Get a comfy chair, search on oil change, oil type, etc, on the site, and read away.

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Perform a search on the topic and you will find many threads here. Fergy and I run Syn as do a couple of others some change it out frequently with dino. I only run syn in mine, shifts alot smoother and runs slightly cooler although you won't notice a big temp change as the water cooling does most of the work. Personaly I think it will prolong the life of the stator(JMHO)
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I had switched to Amsoil after the first 600 miles. No problems at 3700 so far. Knowing that Amsoil is the best out there, I figured that It cant possible hurt. In fact it can only benefit.
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Oil is like underwear, pick what YOU like and use it. The only recommendation that most seem to follow is avoid energy conserving oils. These usually fall into the lighter (10W-30) type auto oils. Other than that, use what you think is best. I run Rotella T 15W-40 in mine with no problems. But I've also run GTX 10W-40 dino and Rotella T 5W-40 synthetic as well. I noticed that the engine was noisier with the lighter Rotella and switched back to dino but syn is OK.

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I've always used Valvoline 15W-40 Durablend (got a case really cheap due to price being mis-marked at auto parts store)
If I find some other synth/synth blend oil cheap, I'll used that.
I'm not a brand specific user, but I will only run synth/synth blend oil.
Have used the same oil in my dirtbike, which gets alot more of a workout on the clutch, and have never had trouble with any slippage.

Like it's been said, just be sure to stay away from the energy conserving stuff.


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Question

Can you go back to dino oil after using 100% synth oil. The shop where I bought my oil told me it's not good for the bike. Reason was something about the seals and things. Anybody know if this is true? Thanks...

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That is not true. You can switch back and forth if you want to.
will not affect the seals at all.

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I change oil to Motul 10w40 5100, spend 50$(4l) - engine comes noisy and I start to worry about tansioners.

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Can you go back to dino oil after using 100% synth oil. The shop where I bought my oil told me it's not good for the bike. Reason was something about the seals and things. Anybody know if this is true? Thanks...
From what I understand (that doesn't mean it's correct though) is that synth & dino oil shouldn't be mixed, as in adding dino to synth (or vice-versa) when just topping off, but if doing an oil change (with filter) it is OK.
Just be sure to let the oil drain as completely as ya can.


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