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post #121 of 154 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 08:33 PM
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been using rotella t6 and hiflofilter no issues have 81k on my 07 zx6r, and 17k on my 07 gsxr 1000. ive tried other oils such as amsoil, i will admit slightly smoother shifts with amsoil but not worth the price. i'll say it again rotella t6!


I'm a Rotella fan myself. Have also logged many miles with it. I've found the dino Rotella (15w40) provides slightly smoother shifts and less tranny/engine noise when hot. I change my oil @ 2,500 mi. intervals anyways. 12-$13/gallon, excellent oil.


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post #122 of 154 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 06:52 AM
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I just bought my first bike. 05 gsxr600. I LOVE it. So sweet... blue and white ... mmmm.. pristine condition. Only 12know miles.

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I just changed the oil and followed the book, all suzuki, 10w40 synthetic race oil and suzuki oil filter. I have all the records from previous whom in which also ran the same combo. The bike runs soooooooooo smooth. Vroom vroom
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just did my oil change with stock filter and motul 7100 10w-40. for the guys using rotella t6 what weight are you using. i looked all over for 10w-40 and didnt find it. i found a alot of 5-40, 15-40, etc.
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After hitting 4000km on my 2016 GSXR750, I think it is time to change to fully synthetic oil.

Just purchased some Penrite 10-40w fully Synthetic. Have used this in another bike and found smoother shifting compared to the factory oil.

The suzuki oil filters have arrived. Just waiting on the magnetic sump plug.
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After hitting 4000km on my 2016 GSXR750, I think it is time to change to fully synthetic oil.


Do the engines on these bikes last much beyond 4000km?

As you have seen with your previous bike, you'll have an even sweeter bike after the change.

I normally run the K&N oil filter - I find using a socket to remove it much easier than the stock filter.


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Do the engines on these bikes last much beyond 4000km?

As you have seen with your previous bike, you'll have an even sweeter bike after the change.

I normally run the K&N oil filter - I find using a socket to remove it much easier than the stock filter.


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As I read in all previous 1000 + oil threads, everyone has their own take on what oil they should use, At the end of the day as long as it meets the manufacturers requirements it all does the same thing.

The penrite worked out at $10 / litre (Bought a 20 litre drum)so would be similar to the OEM oil in price I guess. Most workshops would use bulk oil to maximise their profits, so it's a bit of a lottery as to what you get.

I also found the OEM filters on ebay for around $17.00, so bought two of them. I use a oil filter removal tool.

To finish off all these oil threads. These sports bikes will probably be found in a salvage yard before the engine packs it in.

Just ride the bike and enjoy it whilst you can.
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I haven't read thru the thread, and probably won't.

I'd like to add- and I'm sure it's in the thread,
that most all of us should also be using the oil that is rated for the wet clutches too.
I think it's that JM.... something like that also- too lazy to look it up this morning.

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post #129 of 154 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 07:32 PM
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I use Walmart's Supertech conventional 10w-40 paired with their oil filter. Bought the conversion oil filter adapter from bales technical service--filter is much better than factory! Been using this oil since I first got the bike and works like a charm!
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I use Walmart's Supertech conventional 10w-40 paired with their oil filter. Bought the conversion oil filter adapter from bales technical service--filter is much better than factory! Been using this oil since I first got the bike and works like a charm!
I sometimes use this oil in my truck and our Pilot.
While it may work fine, it's not rated for a wet clutch engine though.
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If it's not JASO wet clutch approved, you are begging for costly troubles down the road... I have always used Shell Rotella 15-40 in my '83 GS 1100 T. Never an issue after 10 years. (accept when the oil drain plug blew out at 80+ mph and locked her up) Shit happens...

I am now looking for a good synthetic for my '95 GSXR and came in here to see what the "hive mind" has top say about it...
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I remember when there was no such thing as motorcycle specific oil. That said now its Mobil1 10-40 for all the bikes and 5-30 for the car and van

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I remember when there was no such thing as motorcycle specific oil. That said now its Mobil1 10-40 for all the bikes and 5-30 for the car and van
I wouldn't be afraid to use most oils as long as they don't have the Energy Conserving label.

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Just ordered oem Suzuki ecstar r9000 and kn oil filter.
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I got my first bike and I'm at 350 miles. When I do my first oil change should I got Reg or synthetic? Thx

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I got my first bike and I'm at 350 miles. When I do my first oil change should I got Reg or synthetic? Thx

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Motul with Ester is supposed to be the best oil, but you should not use the 300V unless you are racing with it. That is what I read, not sure if it's any better than any other good oil, but the race only oil makes sense.

I tried Walmart special full synthetic, been working okay. If you want a good but relatively inexpensive oil, Maxima Synthblend 50/50. You can get a gallon on Amazon for about $30.00. I can say it shifted smoother with the Maxima as opposed to the Walmart Full synthetic. In fact I plan on changing the oil ahead of schedule.

I will be trying Maxima's ProPlus+ full syntetic which has Ester as well. It is less than $40.00 for a gallon. I am willing to bet that is the oil I will be staying with. It meets or exceeds JASO MA, API SL/SJ/SH/SG and has anti-wear additives.

I use the K&N Filter as well, but if you want to save about 25% and still essentially get a K&N oil filter, get the HiFloFiltro HF138RC (EXACT same filter and design as the K&N KN-138 for my 2005 GSXR 600, without paying for the name). It is about $9.00 with Prime shipping on Amazon where as the K&N will cost about $12.00/shipped. Every dollar counts!

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It may LOOK the same, but Exact?

Here's what Sport Bike Track Gears website says about them:

The original Hiflofiltro factory was founded in 1955 and has been manufacturing filters for the OEM motor industry since 1963
With the experience of more than five decades, constant research and development and featuring a completely modern production facility,
Hiflofiltro offers some of the best quality filters in the world
TUV approved and production monitored to ensure OEM or better quality
Constructed using the best materials available
One of the broadest ranges of aftermarket coverage
Heavy-duty steel casing features a welded hex nut for easier removal and installation
High-performance tri-fiber media for optimum filtration and consistent oil flow
Premium rubber relief valve for 100% seal
Compatible with all oil types
Manufacturer Part Number: HF138RC

That being said, thanks for the 'heads up', I'm going to try them

Edit: AND I read that K&N does have the same one with their name on it!
K&N's has the drilled not also? Then this one also must of had a recall for leaking around the nut, since K&N's did.

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Race oils are usually formulated with less detergents and are not suitable for extended use.

K&N I believed used HiFlo supplier but at some point changed to a cheaper Asian supplier which seemed to correlate with the issues with leaks.

I like Redline oils. I'll use the 50wt race oil for a trackdays or two.
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Mobil1 Racing 4T 10-40w
Thats my pick and what I'm going to run when the new bike turns up in August.

What you run is country dependent, some of the oils some recommend here are simply not available here.

Never had a problem with Mobil 1, ran it in a turbo sports car for 10 years, have owned it for 20 years and it still runs like new.
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Rotella T6 K&N 138 filter. Have used it for about 40k Miles total and no problems. It’s a 5 weight so cold starts are easier on the motor but being thinner I change it at 2500-3000k Motul is great but I like to feel my clutch engage. Just too smooth for me plus it’s expensive changing out every couple thousand miles. Rotella is made by Shell and every person who knows gas well will tell you She’ll makes the best gas and I like knowing that expertise is being used with my oil.
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Shell 'Bro'tella T6 40wt from Walmart w stock filter.

Ran Motul in my Busa and it burned off smoke under WOT. Mobil 1 did same in my Subaru Sti. Now Run T6 in both and no more low oil levels or burn off. I run Shells brand new T6 30wt multi-vehicle(gas or diesel spec for cats) in my new 4 runner special order through Oreillys.

T6 is cheap bc its the highest volume synthetic oil on earth designed for 18 wheeler fleets. good enough for USA fleets good enough for me. No need for $78 boutique oil.
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Suzuki Ecstar r5000 10w-40 mineral oil for first oil & filter change then another cycle to 1500-2000 miles when I may to switch to full synthetic. Either r9000 or Mobile 1 4T

New 2018 GSX-R750 bought a week ago still breaking in & 270 miles on the odometer currently. It's been cold & raining a lot since I bought it Feb 15 2019
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Suzuki Ecstar r5000 10w-40 mineral oil for first oil & filter change then another cycle to 1500-2000 miles when I may to switch to full synthetic. Either r9000 or Mobile 1 4T

New 2018 GSX-R750 bought a week ago still breaking in & 270 miles on the odometer currently. It's been cold & raining a lot since I bought it Feb 15 2019
Raining since Feb 15th? Damn! Get your waders on!

Sounds good and congrats on the new 750. Hang on to it as they are going to quit selling then soon?

Molbil 1 4T has the JASO rating- you're good to go!
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I remember when there was no such thing as motorcycle specific oil. That said now its Mobil1 10-40 for all the bikes and 5-30 for the car and van
I remember this too! At least I didn't know any better.
I always used good regular oil, and often times Valvoline Racing in my bikes crankcases.

Now I use the JASO religiously (beer drinking is a religion in my home)
And almost always Mobil 1 4T 10-40 (10-40 Cz that's what the manual says)

EDIT: Shoot, dammit, hell (that's what my Arizona cycle/triathelte friends would say when they would tease me about talking Texan)
I remember when Mobil 1 was about the ONLY truely synthetic oil (seemed like it used to be red colored?) Even now I'm pretty sure it's a blend.
Even oils that say 'full synthetic' i've researched/been told has dino oil in it as well these days.
Apparently came from a law suit years ago when any modified oil could be called 'synthetic' even with dino oil? FWIW- I'm off today drinking homebrew at 100!

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Raining since Feb 15th? Damn! Get your waders on!

Sounds good and congrats on the new 750. Hang on to it as they are going to quit selling then soon?

Molbil 1 4T has the JASO rating- you're good to go!
I find it hard to believe they'd quit making the 750's but stranger things have happened. And yep, it's still raining now & calling for heavier rain thru the first half of tomorrow. Sucks when you're jones'in to ride the new bike!
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Well I lied. LIED I tell ya!

And yes, somebody did in fact say beer. That isn't what I had but would...if driving wasn't in the near future.

But back to the lyin'. Said I was gonna use Ecstar r5000 for my 600 mile oil-change when in fact I put Valvoline 10w-40 JASO Mwhatever rated oil. Did it @499.9 miles too. Gonna put a hundred miles on it to flush out the break-in oil & micro-metal better.

Wanted to let y'all know cuz I know how much some of y'all are just dyin' to know when & what kind of oil yet another squid is using

But hey, it's just a pre-oil change to the real by golly 600 mile oil&filter change anyway. For that the Ecstar is in shipment, so the day is saved.

The best part tho is now I can get in the 7,000-10,000 rpm range o'dat awesome throttle on these back country roads!

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motul 7100 10w40 with oem oil filter . change it every 3000 km .
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