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What oil are you guys using, and how ofter are you changing the oil respectively for each?
 

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Oh no! Brace yourself! :laugh

I use full synthetic motorcycle specific engine oil. And I change it and the filter every 3000km (1/2 Suzuki's distance for oil and 1/4 for filter).
 

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if i remember correctly the bike has rotella 15w/50 or 20/50 ..but i have used many oils..i think the bike oil works the best...i just got that stuff from wally world..may will say car oil makes the clutch slip but i never noticed any..oh did i ever tell ya bike has a full barnette clutch???

back to theard id do a search there are tons of info and opinions on what oil to use

good luck :thumbup
 

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rotella every 1500 miles...
 

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Rotella synthetic 5w-40 and suzuki or K&N filter every 3k miles. Note my miles are commuting rather than hard running. If I had any track time or much play time I'd be changing it a bit more often I think. I run the 5w-40 because it offers equal protection when hot, but starts better with less wear when cold, as I commute year round I do a lot of cold starts.
 

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I also like the full-synth rotella 5w-40 and a zuki filter. :thumbup
 

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i use extra vigin olive oil! it smeels great!


:fire oil thread
 

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:laugh I thought your user ID read twat. Then I noticed this was an oil thread. :laugh
 

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:eatcorn ........this should be fun......:laugh

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or u could use this


i hand squeeze mine off the backs of baby seals and penguines
 

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where can you get full synth Rotella?? I've only seen regular.


I did switch to Repsol blend, we'll see if it makes any noticeable difference from MX4T. I have been meaning to order a gallon of Elf's motorcycle oil.
 

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Wallmart, truck stops, just about anywhere that sells rotella oil usually has the full synthetic 5w-40 (it comes in a dark blue jug).
 

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Hey,do any of you guys have any clutch slip problems running full synthetic oil? I've found if I do my clutch slips.I was told by a couple of dealers that TLS/R's don't like it and to run semi-synthetic,which I do now with no slippage at all.
 

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46k miles on full syn oil. Try stiffer clutch springs (ebc or barnett).
 

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:stupid

Tomez said:
Hey,do any of you guys have any clutch slip problems running full synthetic oil? I've found if I do my clutch slips.I was told by a couple of dealers that TLS/R's don't like it and to run semi-synthetic,which I do now with no slippage at all.
If your clutch slips, there's something wrong with it.

I ran full synthetic and barnett springs. (In a 5 srping TLS unit).
 

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But then again, at least in Germany and Switzerland Suzuki dealers were advised to NOT use full synth oil for the TL.
I use semi synthetic 10W40 and never had problems. Never used different oil, though.

Greetings
Rufer
 

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i hand squeeze mine off the backs of baby seals and penguines
Insist on doing it the hard way dontcha :laugh
 

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Dealers are absolute MORONS.... Full SYNTHETIC will NOT make your clutch slip.... if you buy a FULL synthetic with friction modifiers (also called "energy conserving") it will slip which is also true for non-synthetic oil that is energy conserving.... it says energy conserving on the back of the oil bottle...

I too use shell rotella full synthetic.. and a FRAM filter.... (used it on both of my TLR's and my current bike never one problem, with ALOT of miles)



 
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