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Old 10-23-2012, 01:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thankyou so much for the explanation. It mentions nothing on the bottle regarding friction modifiers. But ill keep an eye out for slippage


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Old 12-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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OK so time for some bad news.

Remember I had put 10W-40 Car oil Semi Synthetic?
Well engine is super noisy now. Vibration has doubled. Gear changes are pretty much louder and clankier. It gets worse everytime i ride. Will have to change the oil ASAP

I have a done a relatively thorough search and I have found 2 Oils that im interested in trying. PLease advise

Castrol Edge 20W-50 ( Car Oil)
Mobil 0-40 Fully Synth (Car oil)

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Rotela 15-40 and a little STP is what I used in my Voluisa. Ran quiet and shifted smooth.


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No rotella and no stp where i live. Gotta choose between those two


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Ive run rotella for the most part since day one in my 07 c50 switched to the synthetic 5w40 rotella last year. 33,000 miles and still going strong. little knock sound at first start up that its always had but quiets down when engine warms up.
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No rotella and no stp where i live. Gotta choose between those two


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Question.

I ride all year long up here in the North East.

Would a 20-50 oil be too heavy for a c-50 with low, (6K) miles in the winter time?
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I too run with the mobile 1 synthetic motorcycle oil. And have used the mobile 1 synthetic almost from the beginning although I read you shouldn't use full synthetic until after the initial engine break in. So I think I didn't start with the mobile 1 until after the break in period. Don't remember what the recommended miles for break in was. I am comfortable with my C50 noise level using the mobile 1.

I read Royal Purple gear oil was used by Corvette owners to eliminate the normal whine in many Corvette transmissions. So I tried it my Suzuki Samurai's gearboxes it immediately reduced the noise that many think is normal for a Samurai. So I now use the Royal Purple gear oil in my Suzuki C50 Final Gear Oil and all my cars rear ends etc. I figured the former gear noise came from friction or wear making the lack of gear noise a good thing.

If I had a problem with motorcycle noise I would definitely give the Royal Purple's motorcycle oil a try as I have found their gear oil is fantastic in eliminated gear noise.
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Thankyou so much for the explanation. It mentions nothing on the bottle regarding friction modifiers. But ill keep an eye out for slippage


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There should be a little round logo on the back that tells the rating of the oil in the center; if it's energy-conserving, it will say so in the lower portion of the circle. If the lower half semi-circle is blank, you're good. I use regular car oil in my bike. 78,000 on my previous one before a lady kindly pulled out of a parking lot in front of me; and the wrecked bike still starts up in my workshop.
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I live about 7000 miles away from US. 😄 and bikes not popular here as its almost 95F around the clock 10 months of the year. So hard to get tools consumables etc and if i do manage to find what i want, its priced at least 3 times more than what youlucky guys and gals pay for it.....

Any whooooo, gonna go with mobil one this time
No API donuts on any of the oils sold here. Most oils are SL/CF and they do contain fricition modifiers. But i can still ride well. If i pull the throttle then there is a little bit of an indication as to. Clutch slip. And the engine is running hot. Fan comes on more than usual. Hence gonna give synthetic a go this time. Help things improve. Otherwise will go for yamaha bike oil and pay the stealer a fortune for it. 200 dollars is normal for an oil change from the stealer.


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