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oil suggestions

I bought an 04 600rr its got 24k on it
I see black oil thru the peep hole so since not knowing how long last change was I wanna change it

I went to the honda shop and the HP4 is outrageous

what oild do you guys reccomend I use?
and where do you get your filters?

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Honestly, Theres a half dozen oil threads on the first page.

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Honestly, Theres a half dozen oil threads on the first page.

lol, you guys expect a person to do them selves a favor, when they can just type in more words than required to search, and then wait for an answer to be spoon fed to them?


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Wow honestly I think you guys kinda took it easy on him, rather impressive :-)

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rotella T6. not t5, T6.

filter of your choice.. stay away from fram and k&n, known to be shitty filters. the purolator or wix filter, or the oem filter, are all good.
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I've been using hot butter in my engine. Runs a little rough at start up, but once it gets warmed up its smooth as....

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you guys are asses...I love it lls
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I've been using hot butter in my engine. Runs a little rough at start up, but once it gets warmed up its smooth as....

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No way man, it messes with the clutch, margarine FTW.

Seriously though when people post such a question in this forum do they NOT see the other dozen what oil should i use threads?

I mean one doesn't even have to search, just click on the oil heading ang BANG thread after thread after thread.
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We all started out somewhere. There's a difference between ignorance and stupidity. Ignorance is forgivable provided that it is remedied quickly. Stupidity....well, life is tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid.

FWIW to the OP:
Any freaking xxW-40 oil that doesn't say "energy conserving" JASO MA (or MA2) rating on the back of the bottle a plus.

Popular and proven oils in no particular order:
Amsoil MCF
Rotella T6
Mobil 1 4T
etc
etc
etc

Honda GN4. Good. Not really great. Horrendously expensive.

Exotics: (as in usually hard to find depending on location)
Repsol
Silkolene
Motul


I'm sure there's about 50 more really good brands out there.

If you're cheap but still want something good get Rotella T6 in the blue jug at WalMart. T6 is one of the better synthetics out there. If you want to be a super cheap ass go get Rotella 15w-40. (Meets JASO MA specs but does not say so on the bottle) Yeah the diesel stuff at the truck stops. It'll work, it's arguably the best conventional oil on the market. It'll suck in the cold but in the hot summers you won't feel any difference.

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i use Mobil 1 4T Full synthetic oil for all my bikes about $10/quart at autozone, kragen etc...


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Rotella T6 is all I use, @ 20 bux / gallon at Walmart too
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one million and one oil threads now party on wayne


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Has anyone seen the following castrol page? Seems to suggest that 5w-40 is the best for performance, but how would the 5w affect engine wear at start up?

http://www.castrolmoto.com/en/produc...er1_racing.php
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Sometimes (many), it is better to start a new thread or new information does not come to the surface.

Such as AMSOIL has reformulated their M/C oils once again even though they still led the pack.

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this is what i use. it works like a charm
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Has anyone seen the following castrol page? Seems to suggest that 5w-40 is the best for performance, but how would the 5w affect engine wear at start up?

http://www.castrolmoto.com/en/produc...er1_racing.php

Come on man do your homework figure out what the characters mean on a oil container...
what does the 5w stand fore? what does the 40 stand for...??????

5w-40 is a multi grade oil.
The w in "5w" stands for winter and the number itself stands for cold temperature viscosity. The 40 stands for hot temperature viscosity.

Now lets compare a 5w-40 to a 15w-40. Both are multi grade oils. Which one would be best on a cold chilly day to start up an engine or use in generally cold weather?

5w-40 would be best on a cold day because the viscosity is lower, the oil itself flows better and is less thick than 15w-40 oil.

5w-40: So when the temperature(of the oil) is cold the oil acts as 5 weight, and when the temperature (of the oil) is hot the oil acts as a 40 weight.
Best if this is used in a generally colder climate.

15w-40: So when the temperature(of the oil) is cold the oil acts as 15 weight, and when the temperature (of the oil) is hot the oil acts as a 40 weight.
Best if this is used in a generally hotter climate.

You do not want to use thick oil in cold climate temperature because of poor lubrication issues and the cold temps will make the oil act as a lower viscosity.
You do not want to use thin oil in hot climate temperature because high heat can break down the oil and make it act as a lower viscosity oil when you would infact need a higher viscosity.

Most engine wear occurs at start up but thats a whole other issue...kind of. so just make sure you have the appropriate oil weight for your specific climate.
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Although your conception of the viscosity number is correct, the oil Must carry the proper ratings whether for a Bike, car, truck, boat, ATV or even a lawn mower.

For a Bike, if you are looking to use an Auto/Diesel oil. it must have an API SG or SG/SH Rating present on the label. A higher API Rating may be used such as SH, SJ, SL etc... but must then carry the JASO MA or MA2 Rating.

I always recommend a Motorcycle Specific oil as they do have better additive packs.

Oil, is the Lifeblood of your engine. The oil filter, is the Kidney that keeps it clean.

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