This site is crammed w/ great moto stuff...and some not so great. I've been checking in for abt a year now...some very good stuff indeed.Sgt Mike said:
Jaime...sunnyorlando said:While browsing through various topics here and at the Yahoo 750 group, it made me wonder about oil types. Being that my bike is new, I just had the first 600 check done at the dealer. I discussed oil types with them and they suggested to stay away from synthetics at least for the first 2 or 3k miles. OK by me.
However, given that we are in Florida and most of the year the temps are above 75 degrees, I asked about using heavier oil such as a 20/50 – the agreed and that is what I have in it now. I just think that a 10/30 is too lite for the hot Florida days. They use (of course) Kawachem - I will do future oil changes myself.
I have read this thread...My questions are:
Ø Are oils really different for bikes than for cars?
Ø To use or not to use synthetic?
Ø Sounds like some mix natural with a % of synthetic? I thought this was not recommended in any application...??
Ø If yes to a mix, what is the % for each?
Ø If yes to use synthetic or mix, then at what point (mileage) should I consider the change?
Ø Brands – Sounds like there is a liking for Amsoil and Rotella – I have never used either. Where is Rotella found? I use Mobil 1 for my boat and Castrol for my cars. Any other suggestions?
Ø Filters – The dealer of course recommends the OEM filter for
$19.95 !! They actually said that using any other filter could raise questions in case of warranty repairs/claims. (Sure it would…)
Ø I had thought of using (what I thought would be) and upgrade from OEM: Wix, Fram, Purolator. Thoughts on this?
Thank you all…