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Re: 5 quarts of Mobil 1 $12 off
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 08:14:03 pm »
Thanks for the tip Doug.

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Re: 5 quarts of Mobil 1 $12 off
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 03:26:00 am »
Glad I just changed the oil with Mobil 1, going to use this tip.. Thank you!! :great:
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Re: 5 quarts of Mobil 1 $12 off
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 12:28:53 pm »
Thats a nice deal. Speaking of synthetic, when do people recommend switching over? I just bought a 16 and planned on doing the 1st oil change at a couple hundred miles with conventional then at 1000 with synthetic..

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Re: 5 quarts of Mobil 1 $12 off
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 05:39:06 pm »
Thats a nice deal. Speaking of synthetic, when do people recommend switching over? I just bought a 16 and planned on doing the 1st oil change at a couple hundred miles with conventional then at 1000 with synthetic..

OK. I'll bite.

Synthetic oil is not "slipperier" than organic oil. BTW: oil is NOT dead dinosaurs or any other ex-living material.

So your engine breakin will not be different depending on the oil you use.

Also, break-in aint what it used to be. You can ride a bike with a brandy-new motor to the track and it will be fine to race by the time you get there. The factory redlines it in on a dyno before you ever see it.

https://youtu.be/uZ_p_ICueaY?t=3m18s


Synthetic oil is better if your engine is going to get hot because the sheer strength is maintained under heat stresses better than with organic oil due to molecular homogeneity.

Your engine does not know if your oil is synthetic or organic.

Use whatever makes your heart go pitter-patter.

I am also available to talk about .45 cal vs 9mm.  >:D

BBTW: I did two oil changes yesterday: my C14 and my 1997 CBR900RR. The Kawasaki oil filter cost me ~9 bucks at the dealer and the Honda filter was ~15 bucks. They are interchangeable. I test-fit the Kawasaki filter on my Honda and it fits perfectly. A quick check with K&N shows they use their same part number. So, you know, there's that.
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Re: 5 quarts of Mobil 1 $12 off
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 05:44:10 pm »
Thats a nice deal. Speaking of synthetic, when do people recommend switching over? I just bought a 16 and planned on doing the 1st oil change at a couple hundred miles with conventional then at 1000 with synthetic..

OK. I'll bite.

Synthetic oil is not "slipperier" than organic oil. BTW: oil is NOT dead dinosaurs or any other ex-living material.

So your engine breakin will not be different depending on the oil you use.

Also, break-in aint what it used to be. You can ride a bike with a brandy-new motor to the track and it will be fine to race by the time you get there. The factory redlines it in on a dyno before you ever see it.

https://youtu.be/uZ_p_ICueaY?t=3m18s


Synthetic oil is better if your engine is going to get hot because the sheer strength is maintained under heat stresses better than with organic oil due to molecular homogeneity.

Your engine does not know if your oil is synthetic or organic.

Use whatever makes your heart go pitter-patter.

I am also available to talk about .45 cal vs 9mm.  >:D

BBTW: I did two oil changes yesterday: my C14 and my 1997 CBR900RR. The Kawasaki oil filter cost me ~9 bucks at the dealer and the Honda filter was ~15 bucks. They are interchangeable. I test-fit the Kawasaki filter on my Honda and it fits perfectly. Interesting fact: the Kawasaki filter was made in China. The Honda filter says "Assembled in USA". A quick check with K&N shows they use their same part number. So, you know, there's that.

Oh, and 5 quarts of Mobil 1 cost $22.95 at Wal-Mart. I didn't want to go there. Makes me feel dirty. But at the other auto parts place it was $36.95 and they didn't have the weight I wanted.