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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 05:32 PM
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Anyone running AMSOIL? Also, what intervals are you guys changing them at? Following the manufacturers specifications at every 4k miles or doing it sooner/later (obviously adjusting for time)?
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 08:20 PM
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My buddy shoved the cheapest oil he could find and just threw it in a bike, many years ago, he was using 10w40. But i think the FZ8 would need some better oil, as im sure its a much thirstier motor than his old bike.

So what oil do you guys use now?

10w40 is one the recommended oils for this bike, according to the owner's manual, we can use 10w30,10w40,10w50,15w40,20w40 or 20w50.
All depending on what your outside temp is and how hard you push your bike (how hot the engine runs) 10w's are much better for cool weather and cold starts, while 20w's are better for hot climates. From what I've read, never use an oil that is marked as "energy conserving", it is not good for wet clutches. Other than that, its up to us to choose between Conventional, Semi or Full senthetic oil. Full senthetic is obviosly the best and most costly oil, but its not rcommended during the break in period, so your piston rings can properly "set" into the cylinder walls.
From my experience, the brand of oil doesn't really matter, its all about choosing the correct weight and type for your style of riding and climate.

BTW, what do you mean by "a much thirstier motor"?


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I started with Repsol 4T 10W40 at 500 miles, then again at 1000 then again at 2000. Then I switched to Repsol 4T 10W40 full synthetic. I will drop it again at 5000 and then depending on the color and smell of the oil that comes out, I will decide whether to go to every 3000 or 5000.




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I started with Repsol 4T 10W40 at 500 miles, then again at 1000 then again at 2000. Then I switched to Repsol 4T 10W40 full synthetic. I will drop it again at 5000 and then depending on the color and smell of the oil that comes out, I will decide whether to go to every 3000 or 5000.


Sounds like you've got a good system down, especially when it comes to breaking in that engine! Color, smell & TASTE! ha ha, is always a good indicator of how well of job your oil is doing in there. I too change my oil earlier that the manual says, mostly during the break in period. I like having the oil viewing window on the FZ8 to help judge color & level between changes, something I missed on the FZ6.


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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 11:12 PM
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Similiar to Hoover... Yamalube SAE 10W-40 at 500 miles and at 2,000. Then every 3,000 miles.
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I'll be using Shell Rotella 5w-30 synthetic.
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i use 20w50 from may to oct then use 10w40 for the winter. summers we can get alot of days over 100. winters can get into 30's. i used amsoil my last oil change but prob will go with yamalube. we have an ccount with amsoil at work but the savings vs the pain in getting the oil isnt worth it.

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http://http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by...ct/?zo=1346561

I will run Amsoil all season in all my stuff because I'm lazy and the filters are Nano fiber like what's used in the desert.

I'm a dealer but its not like I make a living from this; I just think its good stuff. I could use any oil but the filters are worth the money due to their construction.

Filter - EAOM103-EA
10W-40 Advanced Synthetic Motorcycle Oil
MCFQT-EA 35 for a gallon if your a Preferred Customers or Dealers

Preferred Customers or Dealers get a break but you have to pay a fee and its for everyone. I run things hard and in sand so what ever I can do to make things last I do. Most people don't burn down there house is you know what I mean.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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I make sure to get the best oil for my bike, as of know I use Motul 5w40 300v and amsoil oil filter.
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