anyone try amsoil in their bikes? i tried it once in my moms car at the track and liked it. didnt notice any difference from mobil1 though.
Small amounts of Moly have been shown to be beneficial in bikes without causing any problems with Wet Clutches. Do a google search. It's a myth.You should not use an automotive oil that is marked as "energy conserving" in your bike. Such oils contain friction additives, such as molybdenum, which would likely cause clutch slippage/damage.
In that case you started using this just about the time this thread was started and ended or at least left for dead. :tongue:I have used this in every bike I own and cars for the last 5 years
29 years in mine (since it was brand new) all I have used is car oil. castrol GTX way back in the old days before synthetic, then switched to synthetic oil later when it became available.Yeah, yeah, I KNOW what the issues are – the wet clutch, the transmission etc etc – but does anybody have experience with extended use of (decent) car oil in their bike?
You can buy those additives at Kragen's or Pep Boys in the little bottles. STP has a ton of it, there are others like Rislone and the rest. Some of them say right on the bottle they contain tha dditives that gradually deplete from oil and recommend using them after a couple of thousand miles to "restore" the oil.Motorcycle oil is what you should use. You can probably pick up a case & defray some of the cost.
Phosphorous and zinc are the primary lubricants in motorcycle oil. Calcium and magnesium are the acid neutralizers that are added. Each "upgrade" of the API level (SF, SG, SH) means less phosphorous levels. What that means in the long run, I don't know. They feel that the phosphorous content may contribute to shortened catalytic converter life.
It just gradually loses it's viscosity....An oil thread never dies or fades away.
They are called "snake oil". Never use anything you can buy at a store in your oil. The oil companies are doing a good job and generally don't need any help by backyard chemists (AKA Lucas Oil "products"...like cheese "product" it's not real oil)You can buy those additives at Kragen's or Pep Boys in the little bottles. STP has a ton of it, there are others like Rislone and the rest. Some of them say right on the bottle they contain tha dditives that gradually deplete from oil and recommend using them after a couple of thousand miles to "restore" the oil.
Especially when noobs resurrect them.An oil thread never dies or fades away.
the reason why oil threads are relevent (even old ones) is because the costEspecially when noobs resurrect them.