ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-14-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
antero OP
n00b
 
antero's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Oddometer: 8
what oil is everyone using?

Ready to do another oil change and at $19 a litre for Motorex do I have other options?
antero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #2
bhorocks
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bhorocks's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Phoenix az
Oddometer: 340
My favorite oil for my 950 is the 10-30 chevron blue bottle. Something like $1.30 per quart.
bhorocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
bhorocks
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bhorocks's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Phoenix az
Oddometer: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhorocks View Post
My favorite oil for my 950 is the 10-30 chevron blue bottle. Something like $1.30 per quart.

to be honest I thought this would turn into a swhy didnt you search thread.. suprisingly very cordial in here.. In honesty I usually use mobil 1 Vtwin.. Thought throwing out the chevron would get me a little flameage going for the heck of it.
bhorocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
booger1
Studly Adventurer
 
booger1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 806
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhorocks View Post
to be honest I thought this would turn into a swhy didnt you search thread.. suprisingly very cordial in here.. In honesty I usually use mobil 1 Vtwin.. Thought throwing out the chevron would get me a little flameage going for the heck of it.
That's funny.
__________________
Eating_goat_with_the_Cartel , Never_ventured_never_gained
oncostaricantime , boundlessbooger , 1998xr400buildwithe-start
Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment - Mark_Twain

.
booger1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 05:15 AM   #5
big-t
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: left corner of VA
Oddometer: 472
Been using amsoil for years in all my rides,but recently picked up a Terra and the recommended oil for it is Castrol 4t racing oil.
It looks similar to the motor ex in the fact the oil is almost colorless,which I like because you can look at it and actually tell how dirty it is....if that even means anything......and I can get in 10w50


At the asking price it ought to be good.Just like to find a cheaper supplier.The local dealer gets the same price as the internet guys..

castrol
big-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
sonoran
bruh
 
sonoran's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Valle del Sol
Oddometer: 21,833
Shell Rotella T6 synthetic 5w40, gallon jug @ WalMart, $22.
sonoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
Dustodust
Studly Adventurer
 
Dustodust's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Oddometer: 781
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoran View Post
Shell Rotella T6 synthetic 5w40, gallon jug @ WalMart, $22.
same here , use it in all my vehicles , great stuff
$28 a gallon at Autozone
__________________
04 KTM 950 S
04 KTM 525 EXC street plated
Dustodust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #8
KTMADV
Hammer Down
 
KTMADV's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Willows Ca
Oddometer: 163
I use Amsoil 20w 50 on my bike. Its like $8.25 a quart.
__________________
Ceasar Vasquez
KTMADV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:36 AM   #9
dualsportride
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
Oddometer: 252
Shell Rotella T if you run a Rekluse this is what they suggest. I just change my oil more often and still save a few bucks.
dualsportride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #10
KEELAYMONSTER
BRRAAAAPPP!!!
 
KEELAYMONSTER's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Oddometer: 150
I run Chevron Dello 400 15w50 in my 950. Its designed for diesels and actually keeps the motor really clean. As far as price I dont know, I get it for free at my work
__________________
Kyle Montagne #141K
KEELAYMONSTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
Dan950ser
NW Shredder
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Olympia, WA
Oddometer: 403
Another Amsoil 20w-50 here
__________________
2007 KTM 990 SuperDuperEnduroR

2014 KTM 250 XC-W
Dan950ser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
akarob
Green Cantern
 
akarob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Skuncasville, CT
Oddometer: 7,374
Mobil 1 or Rotella, usually Mobil 1 though.
akarob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 03:27 PM   #13
snowhawk jockey
Slack Jaw Gaper
 
snowhawk jockey's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: The other Center of the Universe: Bend, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,087
'nuther Rotella fan.

I like the motorcycle rating on the Rotella bottle
snowhawk jockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:39 AM   #14
walstibsf
ADVENTURE-HOLIC
 
walstibsf's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Oddometer: 212
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowhawk jockey View Post
'nuther Rotella fan.

I like the motorcycle rating on the Rotella bottle
No shit?

The one thing I have always feared from non-motorcycle oils in bikes was the friction modifiers and their effect on the wet clutch.

I plan to use the Motorex until all of my warranty is gone, then switch to Mobil 1 10-40 racing formula.

PS: oil threads are good. After all, this IS a forum and not just a data base. Keeps all of the players playing!

Laters.......
__________________
W A L S T I B........ S F......................

what a long strange trip it's been......SO FAR......
walstibsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #15
Alleycatdad
Unbunch yer panties!
 
Alleycatdad's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: True Norcal, not that Bay Area/Sacto Crap...
Oddometer: 1,388
Mobil 1 15-50.

S
__________________
When in doubt, PIN IT! It may not help, but it'll sure end the suspense...
Wretched Exce$$ See ADVr's around the world-ADV spotwalla page
Riding Wretched Wretched Passes
Bad decisions make good stories.
Alleycatdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014