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Offline iakona

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oil
on: June 20, 2020, 02:19:29 AM
What brand and type of oil are you guys using. Especially for first couple changes.  All input appreciated.

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Re: oil
Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 02:38:54 AM
First you can use the Kawasaki mineral oil. After that you choose. Some use mineral, some use semi-synthetic, some use full synthetic.

I have been running liqui moly street 10w40 for 2 years and the bike is great with it. Its not a 100% synthetic one but kind of. They call it synthesis technology
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Re: oil
Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 02:58:27 AM
Doing my first oil change tomorrow (600 miles) and using the regular Kawasaki oil. Will do another one after another 600 miles and will be using Motul from then on.

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Re: oil
Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 05:03:09 PM
Going to try the Motul 300V this change just to see if I can tell any difference. Got it for a little more than the Mobil 1 I usually use. Any oil that meets the manufacturers requirements will work fine.

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Re: oil
Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 01:06:18 AM
*Originally Posted by iBuchon [+]
Going to try the Motul 300V this change just to see if I can tell any difference.
I do not recommend 300V if you are running a CAT or O2 sensor. Also, plan to change oil sooner with the 300V because it will not last as long as street oil. Basically, its racing oil designed for racing conditions (extreme heat and constand high RPM) so they have double the molybdenum.

Unless you send oil samples to Blackstone-Labs (outstanding reports), don't think you will notice a difference. But by all means....report back your findings if you run it.
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Re: oil
Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 09:29:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Frontline [+]
I do not recommend 300V if you are running a CAT or O2 sensor. Also, plan to change oil sooner with the 300V because it will not last as long as street oil. Basically, its racing oil designed for racing conditions (extreme heat and constand high RPM) so they have double the molybdenum."
Unless you send oil samples to Blackstone-Labs (outstanding reports), don't think you will notice a difference. But by all means....report back your findings if you run it.

 "Other uses: street bikes fitted with catalytic converters, ATVs, UTVs"

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Re: oil
Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 09:34:34 AM
Have you heard of negative effects to emissions systems? Ive read peoples concerns, but cant find any actual cases so I figure itll be fine. street bikes fitted with catalytic converters is on their list of uses and I believe them. As far as longevity, if it stands up after 24 hours and nearly 3000 miles in race conditions certainly it can take my sad attempt at speed for 3000 miles too. Im no oil expert by any means though, so Im all ears. And Im not even being sarcastic.  :028:

edit: Cazzy beat me to it.
Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 09:35:29 AM by iBuchon

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Re: oil
Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 11:43:54 AM
Listen, at end of day change interval plays the biggest role in how oil performs. Oil today is 1,000,000 times better than it ever use to be. I've always changed my oil way before recommended (I use to change oil in my FD3S every 1,200 miles - lol). Do that an eliminate when the oils sheer effect falls of a cliff (this is all that matters really).

IMO (since we are on topic of oil): The one company that has oil on lock-down is Shell (or anything petroleum). From their cheap "yellow bottle" dino oil to their Rotella...Shell knows their chit.
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Re: oil
Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 07:08:04 PM
Ill report back my findings. Ive heard great things, so no harm done in giving it a shot. One guy claims he went 8500 miles on a CBR1000 and had the sample sent off just to challenge the short life claim. Claimed it came back as close to the same as T6 at 3000 less miles. Its on the Internet, so only he knows if its legit, but then again, so is this forum. Only way to see how it does for certain is to try it myself.

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Re: oil
Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 12:05:50 AM
Figure I'd just drop this here, pretty informative.  I do like this guys channel and content (granted it's automotive).