Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sudbury, Ont.
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Hi,, I used the Suzuki oil for about the first season, the regular "dino" stuff. My cooling fan was coming on very frequently (checked rad fluid etc - all was good) as my motor was just running hot. I had not made any modifications to the bike and thought something was wrong so I made some inquiries to a few guys whom I trust that basically grew up eating, breathing and sleeping bikes. Then I took about 4 months to read everything I could on oil, evaluate and went to the full synth oil. My local Napa had a choice of a few brands so there was some more research and decided to go with the Royal Purple. I even went so far as to have email correspondence with the manger (of the time) of R/P R&D - Operations regarding the JASO certification. I finaly kept with the R/P and change it and the filter within every 5000km (or 3100 miles). I have been very fortunate as I currently have almost 90000kms or (56000 mi) and not a lick of trouble with the entire bike. The fan has come on about three times (= lower operating temp) in about 4.5 years since switching to full synth. I now use nothing else but full synth in my other vehicles, sleds, quads, outboard motors and even chainsaws.
Hope this helps.
06 C50, Royal Purple full synth, K&N filter, 105000 kms (65 600 mi), NC shield & bags. MC sissy bar, pillion seat levelled, rear peg swap, reversed saddlebag mounts.
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