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Old 02-12-2012, 09:48 AM
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Thank's for the excellent info.
I have used synthetic in my last few motorcycles.
The main benefit I have noticed with them is smoother shifting as the engine and tranny share the same oil.
Also my wife's VW uses synthetic oil right from the manufacturer.
I will change my Ram over.
I was just looking for more info.
I used to be sceptical, particularly about Amsoil. I guy I used to work with became an Amsoil dealer. He told everyone how great the product was.
Unfortunately, no one took him seriously because he had no automotive backround. He had previously sold Amway junk.
I think he is trying to sell insurance now.
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Yeah IMO synthetic in an air cooled motorcycle is pretty much a must if you want it to last a long time. The amsoil 20w50 I use in my buell breaks down at about 2,000-3,000 miles, because the engine runs so hot. My brother uses royal purple in his sporty, and I originally was using it as well in my buell, but with the royal purple it felt like the clutch was slipping more for some reason (the harley engine has separate fluids for trans and engine).

I also put whatever leftover synthetics I have in my small equipment engines. Like if I have half a qt of oil left from my truck I'll save it for the lawnmower, etc...

I think you'll find that if you choose wisely the synthetic oil for your application it will end up cheaper in the long run. I buy my oil (at cost) for under $4.50/qt and that's basically the same price as conventional... Even if you paid full price it's probably under $6/qt.
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BTW, and speaking of bikes. I wish I was in Orlando.
It's snowing like crazy right now. ( Southern Ontario, Canada )
Bike is in garage ( Bandit 1250 )
I guess I'll go play in the snow with my Ram.
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Well if it makes you feel any better I'm not able to ride either:



LOL. Getting the triple trees, fairing stay, master cylinder, clutch perch powder coated. Just got the forks rebuilt (with new lower legs):



New steering head bearings, cleaned up the brake rotor, new pads, and I'll have it all together in about 2-4 weeks. I haven't been on it since november

Plus it hit 20's last night

EDIT: I had a bandit gsf600, cool bike! I bet the bigger engine hauls ars, mine was fairly quick...
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I personally like mobile 1 synthetic oil more then anything I can definitely tell the difference in how my engine runs after putting it in after regular oil, specially if it has high milage. I just got my 2011 ram 1500 and it only has 725 miles on it now but when I hit like 50,000 miles I'm gonna switch to mobile one synthetic oil. But for now I'm just gonna run mobile 1 regular oil in my truck.
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I just changed both my 2011 Ram 1500 and 2011 Jeep, both are 5.7 hemi's at 4800 miles. I put in Amsoil ALM Synthetic. It says i can change filters every 10000 miles and add oil for what replaced filter needs and change oil at 25000 miles. Yah think so??? I do oil samples and send to Cat to see if anything is a miss.
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