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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Oil consumtion

Please, someone knows which is the normal oil consumtion. What you prefer or use, mineral oil or semisintetic oil, what's the best ?. Thank you.
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Personally, I think synthetic is best, but I also think that the normal stuff is fine too as long as you change it regularly like you should.

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I prefer the synthetic also. I use it in both my Vulcan and my KLX dirtbike.
Have never had any troubles with it.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I don't use much oil in between changes.
Some, but not much. By the time the oil is near the bottom of the site glass, it's usually time to change it.


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Same here

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i use regular all year round, much cheaper! oil consumption? almost nothing....

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i use regular all year round, much cheaper! oil consumption? almost nothing....
Till you fry your stator. Mobil,Amsoil or Redline will outclass any petro oil out there but unless you ride in extremes or put a ton of miles on every year some guys are better served with reular oil and frequent changes. No consumption here either.
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well i have heard debates on either side that says the other doesnt get rid of heat as well as the other.... my stator died due to extremes (105 that day and stuck in traffic for an hour at <15mph). but all in all i do not see much evidence leading to added benifit from syn except that it gains .5-2 hp depending on engine size.....i do recomend a top teir dyno though... i use catrol gtx regular....

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I have no oil consumption, I have used normal oil all the time, I change it ever 2 to 3 k.

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Anyone ever tried Royal Purple? We switched to it at work for out fleet vehicles and I kind of have mixed emotions about it. Anyone have any input??

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Anyone ever tried Royal Purple? We switched to it at work for out fleet vehicles and I kind of have mixed emotions about it. Anyone have any input??

yeah.... its too $$$. i mean come on my local auto store carries it for 6.50 a qt......with 2.5 quarts i can do a full oil change with dino, and replace the oil filter lol

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