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Old 05-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
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Here's a list of what I would say are the most common oil's I've seen folks run in the 950/990


Motorex 10-50
Rotella T6
Mobil 1 15-40
Mobil1 20-50

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Old 05-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #17
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So.....

....another oil thread...yippeee

anyway, been looking for a year round oil (for Nebraska, not California) as, while I dont mind (too much) forking out ridiculous amounts of money for Motorex, I hate the thought of leaving winter oil in for summer and vice versa. Today I discovered Maxima Ultra 4T 5W50. Problem solved! I can pay even more than Motorex and have it shipped to my door, or I can drive 400 mile round trip and pick it up in Denver if they special order it for me...for a whole dollar less a liter than the last price I paid for Motorex.

BTW, I am bent over and ready to be reamed by the oil-thread trolls who like to screw with the anal people like me who worry about these sorts of things (those guys that drain oil from their tractors to throw in their Katum and have had 77,000 trouble-free miles)

This year-round oil quest is all about my peace of mind (I do know that more engineering goes on in the advertising department of oil companies than in their labs).

Anyway, anyone used Maxima stuff, or this oil specifically? Anyone know a distributor closer to the Dead-Center?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #18
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Well shit while we are at it,

Use 20 - 50 4T dino oil and change it at say 2500 - 3000 miles

or

Use Motorex/similar full syn and change at 4500 miles

Oil experts? lesser? qualilty oil changed more often so cleaner oil or better? quality oil in for much longer

Hope the oil Police don't shoot me but on the road not everything is available at the local store on top of a volcano!!

Maya's engine is quieter with 20 - 50 dino oil ..... so???????
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #19
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I use slippery oil. Sometimes it's brown colored, but usually more of a honey color. One time I actually looked at the wt of oil... Engines like clean oil better though so make sure the jug is hermetically sealed from the factory or else the valves will fall out.

In all seriousness... Sure, run the recommended oil wt (or a step thicker for really hot climates/a step lighter for colder climates), but brand or type is of less importance as long as it's JASO and WA. Even more important is on time and regular oil changes. Just my 2 cents from the last 15 years of oil changes in bikes from crotch rockets to harleys to dirt bikes to dual sports.

(I know I'll get flamed for that statement, but my bikes engines speak for themselves.)
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:03 AM   #20
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I use slippery oil. Sometimes it's brown colored, but usually more of a honey color. One time I actually looked at the wt of oil... Engines like clean oil better though so make sure the jug is hermetically sealed from the factory or else the valves will fall out.

In all seriousness... Sure, run the recommended oil wt (or a step thicker for really hot climates/a step lighter for colder climates), but brand or type is of less importance as long as it's JASO and WA. Even more important is on time and regular oil changes. Just my 2 cents from the last 15 years of oil changes in bikes from crotch rockets to harleys to dirt bikes to dual sports.

(I know I'll get flamed for that statement, but my bikes engines speak for themselves.)
Sweet, we are in exactly the same boat here .... although the oil didn't taste like honey ....flame suit on too
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #21
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I may not get any love for resurrecting an oil thread, but here goes. I just did my first oil change on the 990. Little bit of a nuisance, but not bad and I cleaned the Uni filter at the same time. Needed to devise my own suction cup extractor tool to get the cylindrical paper filter out and then I missed the bit about filling it part way, running it, and then adding the remainder. The sump design should have clued me in to the laws of gravity. Anyway, I'm sold on going with the recommended fully synthetic weight and viscosity, but $20 a liter for Motorex in that stupid over engineered bottle just irritates me. Here are my other discoveries and I bought the Castrol at $12 a quart for my next change, but they're not always easy to find. Mail order shipping just adds to the price. What's anyone else found in fully synthetic 10W-50?

Castrol Power RS Racing 4T
http://www.castrol.com/en_us/united-...duct-page.html

Spectro Platinum 4
http://www.spectro-oils.com/platinum-full-synthetic/

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Old 09-23-2014, 08:02 AM   #22
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I always try moving closer to the refineries, fracking zones and chem plants when searching for the cheapest oil. If you hang around the turn-style gates around shift change with one of those cardboard signs reading "too cheap to pay retail" you usually get some help.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:11 AM   #23
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I always try moving closer to the refineries, fracking zones and chem plants when searching for the cheapest oil. If you hang around the turn-style gates around shift change with one of those cardboard signs reading "too cheap to pay retail" you usually get some help.
Nah. Sounds like a hassle when I can sit here in my underwear with a cup of coffee and use the internet instead.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:42 PM   #24
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Needed to devise my own suction cup extractor tool to get the cylindrical paper filter
If you're not reusing the filter (i.e. A disposable filter, not a wire mesh) just take a small phillips screwdriver and a mallet. Tap the screwdriver through the center and pull out.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #25
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Motul 300V 15 50 = Clutch Slip

It now goes in the push mower. Lawn looks wonderful because of it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:03 PM   #26
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Here's a list of what I would say are the most common oil's I've seen folks run in the 950/990


Motorex 10-50
Rotella T6
Mobil 1 15-40
Mobil1 20-50
or

Motul 7100 10-50 full syn

On my 1st change I used it, got it for $13.99 with free shipping

It's a pretty red colour too
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #27
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I get Castrol 4T at Advance Auto for about $9.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:01 PM   #28
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I get Castrol 4T at Advance Auto for about $9.
The 10W-50? Seems like plenty of people willing to run 10W-40 or 20W-50 as more readily available substitutes can find these. Regardless, Advance Auto Parts doesn't exist west of the Continental Divide. CO, NE, TX, KS, and SD are as west as they get.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #29
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If you're not reusing the filter (i.e. A disposable filter, not a wire mesh) just take a small phillips screwdriver and a mallet. Tap the screwdriver through the center and pull out.
Snap ring pliers make filter removal a snap.
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