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Smooth Operator
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My bike previously ran on semi-synth, but to store for the winter i bought the cheaper regular oil.
Is it going to make a difference if i keep running on regular oil? Just for everyday riding? I dont really need performance boosts, but i dont want to mess my bike up either.
The lady at my bike shop suggested i just stick with regular oil because it doesnt make much difference unless your racing.
 

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If you really want to learn about oil, here you go:
http://bobistheoilguy.com/

IMO, the short answer is that the frequency of your oilchanges is more important than how much you pay. I'd still rather pay a few extra bucks and run something good.

My $0.02.

Edit: More on oil:
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0308_oil/photo_05.html
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0310_oil/index.html

Yet more, this is an interesting link as it has good background info and the motorcycle specific sections:
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Oils1.html
 

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Dr Tung
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She's right. In the long run its just gonna cost you more money by running synthetic....they say the measureable difference is very small for normal driving but if you are racing then it is recommended. Cars and bikes have been around a long time running the same if not better oil today.....but its all choice and bragging rights.:rockon It all goes down the same drain every 3000km anyways....

ps, you could have just left the old oil in there until spring....no real point in changing it unless you expect to ride in the winter or something....you new oil is just gonna sit in the crank case for 4 months anyways.
 

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<--- waits for someone to chime in about changing at 3k. Ain't going to be me though cos i replace at the same interval with GN4 (what it says to use in the book ....) :)
 

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Holy jeebus ....

Thread closed .. yet again ... and again ... and again......
 
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