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Old 10-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #16
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CASTROL R4 SUPERBIKE (i use to use shell quadroTX full synth when it was sponserd to me)
Full synthetic engine oil engineered for use in competition four-stroke motorcycle engines, including all high performance multi-cylinder, multi-valve, V-Twin, air or water-cooled sports or race replica models. Provides premium protection for highly stressed engines. JASO MA, SAE 5W-40, API SG.


KTM recommends Motorex only becouse they sponser there race teams


bottom line is keep to a good brand & grade to suit. brand its down to buyers brand of taste.
hay if your realy in the shit any oil is better than none to get you out of it at the time.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:03 PM   #17
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:20 AM   #18
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My transmission is noticeably smoother with JASO MA oil than not.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #19
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I go with whatever quality brand 10w50 fully synt I pick up at service time. I usually go with Silkolene, but I've used Motorex and Castrol in the past with no discernable difference in the way the bike runs, or oil consumption.
I wouldn't go with any cheap brand or non-bike specific oil - I can't see the point of penny pinching in this area when you look at how much a bottle of oil costs compared to the cost of the bike and other consumables such as tyres, fuel, etc.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #20
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Ams Oil

I have been using the ams oil in all of my bikes now for several years.

there is a noticable difference in the shifting quality of all the bikes when ever i use somthing else and switch back to the Ams oil.

Most of the time the other stuff was either Motul or the KTM dealer stuff.

And I change my oil every 5K on the road, more freq when in the dirt.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:27 PM   #21
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I swapped part synthetic Castrol on and air/oil cooled XLV750R for Repsol 4T Moto 15W-50 fully synthetic. If anything the engine ran hotter!
A local motor parts shop, sell their own brand fully synthetic next to the Castrol, at half the price. The guy there showed me that they get their oil from the same suppler and suggested in not so many words that it’s the same oil. So you’re just paying double for the name. So it will be replacing Motorex.

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Old 02-23-2008, 07:11 PM   #22
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Just put in the Mobil 1 syn. V-Twin 20 w 50, it get's hot in Texas..got it @ Wally World so have no problem getting more @ $9.00 per qt.....Ride On....
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:01 AM   #23
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Now run it in the 990, 65sx, scorpa sy250r, wr250f, beta rev50 and so on...been very happy.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:18 AM   #24
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Castrol 20-50 syth........but mostly service it often and keep it clean!
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:35 AM   #25
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Castrol 20-50 syth........but mostly service it often and keep it clean!
Car oil ?
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #26
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is there really a difference?

Yeah I know, now I'm asking for trouble fer sure! BUT, I truly think the number one issue is keeping it clean. I have a 1986 Husky 510, bought it new. Road it hard, raced it lots, changed the oil often (Castrol 20-50). Tore it down a few years ago, 3rd gear is the weak link on this vintage of bike. Everything looked fine. Now my 26 year old son is riding it. It's a great desert bike, but a real shaker.

I would rather change it more often and keep it clean, than run high $$$$ oil & have it be dirty. Oil change intervals tend to be too long. Just my thoughts, you may kill me now if you wish....

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #27
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Hell no. You can use what you like for sure. No biggie. I think the biggest difference though is the wet clutch compatabilty. I think.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:54 AM   #28
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Yes, but....

I've never had any clutch issues in any of my bikes and I've been riding since the 6o's. I think I just set myself up for disaster.......may be I should just walk home.....
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:05 PM   #29
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yea, now you did it.......

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #30
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Hell no. You can use what you like for sure. No biggie. I think the biggest difference though is the wet clutch compatabilty. I think.
Decent car oils contain friction reduction additives which can cause problems on bikes with multi-plate wet clutchs. Some people use car oil all the time without problems, but the oil manufacturers are never going to recommend it for bike use.
Unless you buy in large quantities there isn't enough of a price difference between quailty car and bike oils to warrant using car oil in my bike.
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