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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Oil types and preferences

What brand of motor oil you use and why?
Conventional or synthetic?
Any performance or cleanliness differences?
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This topic will get all kinds of answers, all are right for that person. I recommend reading:

Oil and Lubrication - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum

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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...rs/oil-filters

I use dino 20w-50 rated JASO.
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I use synthetic rated for motorcycles. I change my oil every 5k miles just like I do with my cage. Sad thing is when I drain the oil from the bike is looks cleaner that what I drain from the cage. My tech keeps telling me to save that oil for him to use in his bike.

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Rotella T6 full synthetic 5W-40 in the V-Star. It's rated for wet clutches, has good cold weather viscosity and synthetic is more heat and wear tolerant than petrol-based.
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I use quicksilver 20w-50 Motorcycle oil with good results. Only $29 a gal at Wally world.
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i think i'm going try amsoil 20/40 yamaha recommends 20/40 in the 650. yamaha stopped making it and amsoil is the only brand i could find that has a 20/40

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I use Rotella T4 15w40 for diesels. Easy to get and inexpensive. Recommended from a friend that has a Roadstar that has 130,000km on it and he has had the bike since new. No issues.

Tried Motul 20w40 synthetic..didn't like it...very expensive.. clutch was different..stiffer .. engine was louder.

I've got 10,000 miles on it with Rotella no oil related issues.

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I use quicksilver 20w-50 Motorcycle oil with good results. Only $29 a gal at Wally world.
I've wondered about this brand saw it a month or so ago.

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I've wondered about this brand saw it a month or so ago.

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I have about 7,000 total miles with it and no issues. I know that isn't much but that's all I can tell you.
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I have about 7,000 total miles with it and no issues. I know that isn't much but that's all I can tell you.
I usually put about that much on my bike a summer since we have all kinds of weather in Utah. I think I'm going to give it a shot. What weight did you use?

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