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Is anybody running AMSOIL in thier Bike? And if you are, are you running extended drain intervals?

I run it in my Diesel truck and love it. But would like to know if anyone has any experiance with it in their bike before I go and pour some in mine.

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We are using it in our CRF since September. 10W40 Part# AMO-1 It is a motorcycle specific oil. In hot, 80 degrees plus and extreme use there is a 20W-50 version. The 0W-40 oil they market is good for recreational use only.

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That's all I use in my bikes. I do change the oil very often despite the fact

that I'm using it.

What are you running in the tranny?

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Engine

TR0-01 Series 2000 20W-50 Synthetic Racing Oil (red cap)

Tranny

AMV-01 20W-50 Synthetic (black cap)

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Engine

TR0-01 Series 2000 20W-50 Synthetic Racing Oil (red cap)

Tranny

AMV-01 20W-50 Synthetic (black cap)

Nice Choice

We use the synthetic ATF in the trans when cold and the Supershift when warm.

We have used a Phillips product in the trans for years but I have run out :cry: and at $15 for 39 ounces....ouch we went back to the ole Amsoil for 2005.

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or

Shell Rotella-T synthetic in both sides.

for that matter, I run it all the bikes we have (5)

I run this in my 7.3l diesel, and with an aftermarket by-pass filter, I havent changed oil now in 20K miles.

Do oil analysis, change both filters at 5k.

Good stuff for me!

HR

:cry:

:cry:

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http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=219723

The general feeling is on a dirt bike you do not want to run extended intervals.

It's not like it's a car where synthetics will cost you $40 an oil change.

Do not use ANY oils tagged as "EC" or "Energy Conserving" in a wet-clutch system. Even with synthetics, stick to the manual's recommended viscosity range, and change the oil twice as often as they recommend for trails, or after every race.

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Engine

TR0-01 Series 2000 20W-50 Synthetic Racing Oil (red cap)

Tranny

AMV-01 20W-50 Synthetic (black cap)

Thanks, Thats what I was wanting to know.

WheelsUp, You have a point. It's not like the $90.00 it takes to change the oil in my truck.

Also, do you really need to change to heavier oil when the temp gets hotter. I thought synthetic oil doesn't break down like dino oil. I actually run thinner oil in my truck because it is synthetic.

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To quote Greyracer, 10w40 is good to 114 degrees. Anything above 114 degree and the slightest problem on the trail leads to you becoming a statistic very quickly.

I would never run a lighter oil than the manual calls for per a given temp range, but I always run the lightest oil possible.

My Tundra gets M1 5w30.

$60 for a change? How much oil does it hold? I spend $11 on the filter and take 7 quarts and I still only spend $40.

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To quote Greyracer, 10w40 is good to 114 degrees. Anything above 114 degree and the slightest problem on the trail leads to you becoming a statistic very quickly.

I would never run a lighter oil than the manual calls for per a given temp range, but I always run the lightest oil possible.

My Tundra gets M1 5w30.

$60 for a change? How much oil does it hold? I spend $11 on the filter and take 7 quarts and I still only spend $40.

Thats $90 per change. It's a old 7.3 DI Diesel and it holds 14 quarts with a 2 quart filter. The reason I like light oil in it is for fuel milage. Not looking for milage on my 250X. And if it's 114 degrees,I'll be at the lake. :cry::cry:

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I run Amsoil in all my bikes and my Powerstroke truck. It is very good stuff. I am a dealer so i get it at a little cheaper price

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We run the AMSOIL 10W-40 motorcycle oil in the CRF250 on both sides. We don't do the extended drain on the race bike, but we do the extended drain on all our vehicles.

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I use the 10W-40 Amsoil (not the motorcycle specific stuff) with good results. I figure since the tranny and engine are seperate I don't need the oil that is designed for the shared design on most bikes.

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