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Yep, being able to plan about 3-4 days ahead to save 25% or more, have it dropped on your door and not have to chase around is pretty difficult. :)
That includes shipping right? B/c it costs nothing to for me to buy it locally to get it to my house. That 25% is eaten up pretty quick with shipping charges so I just want to be sure that its 25% off and the shipping is free?

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LOL... And what.. You think NAPA eats the shipping they have to pay to get it to them?

I will assume you bought 3 qts as a 600RR takes 2.9 with a filter... what did it cost you?

There is Nothing that you buy where you don't pay shipping. Go to the grocery store and buy a box of toothpicks... You will pay shipping.
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LOL... And what.. You think NAPA eats the shipping they have to pay to get it to them?

I will assume you bought 3 qts as a 600RR takes 2.9 with a filter... what did it cost you?

There is Nothing that you buy where you don't pay shipping. Go to the grocery store and buy a box of toothpicks... You will pay shipping.
I grabbed 4 b/c that was what was left that morning came out to $48.00. Never said NAPA eats the shipping. Point is 25% is not saving much by the time you factor in shipping. Regardless of if I buy it at NAPA or at a 25% discount the same amount of cash is still coming out of my bank account so where is the savings? Even with the 25% off I'm sure it comes out to a few dollars cheaper but not enough to make a huge difference and Id rather put my money into local business when the difference only comes out to a few bucks. More then once place around here that deals in selling Amsoil so not like NAPA is my only choice either and the only reason I got the Amsoil was b/c no one carried the Mobil 1 4T and I wanted the oil changed that day and to get the shitty fram filter off it so waiting for something to ship to me was not an option if I wanted to ride the bike in the coming days and I had just bought it so of course I did.

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Well, to some people, saving a few bucks and having it dropped on their door step is a better choice. Some people, as yourself, just like to be able to "walk-in" and a few bucks is no big deal.

I am glad you are using a Premium Synthetic regardless of where you get it.
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I use synthetic in everything I have, the bike, STI and Cobra. The bike and Cobra have Amsoil and the STI gets Mobil 1 b/c I can get it for $24 in a 5 qt jug at walmart

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Hi, Do I really need both paddock stands when doing oil changes or I can do it on the bike's side stand? Help:confused:

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Hi, Do I really need both paddock stands when doing oil changes or I can do it on the bike's side stand? Help:confused:

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You don't absolutely need stands. However, you will need a friend to stand the bike up straight so you can check the oil level in the sight glass. You can't check the sight while the bike is on the kickstand because the level will be inaccurate.

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You got Questions About OIL ** step inside please **

What weight are you using in the shell rotella t6


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Rotella t6 is 5w40. It is the blue bottle. Pretty sure the new bottles don't have the weight on the front, but t6 is only 5w40.

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Rotella t6 is 5w40. It is the blue bottle. Pretty sure the new bottles don't have the weight on the front, but t6 is only 5w40.



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I just got 4qts of amsoil for free, so I guess I'll try it. I have been using senthetic blend, and never full sen. Because I heard of the slippage problem. But I hope it's fine.

If anyone knows. I just bought a high flow BMC air filter, would I Benifits from a power commander?
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I just got 4qts of amsoil for free, so I guess I'll try it. I have been using senthetic blend, and never full sen. Because I heard of the slippage problem. But I hope it's fine.

If anyone knows. I just bought a high flow BMC air filter, would I Benifits from a power commander?
Your fine as far as the oil, tons of bikes running full synth oil.

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Ok quick question. I have been doing a lot of research and it seems everyone is usually using rot t6. 5w40. My question is....since it is a 5w. And not a 10w. Will it work ok in my bike with me riding in 100+ degrees everyday? Or should I stick to the 10w40 versions?


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By the way..I'm doing my oil change today and would love some feedback before I go out and purchase oil. Thanks woot


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Ok quick question. I have been doing a lot of research and it seems everyone is usually using rot t6. 5w40. My question is....since it is a 5w. And not a 10w. Will it work ok in my bike with me riding in 100+ degrees everyday? Or should I stick to the 10w40 versions?


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The 5w and 10w part are for lower temperatures the 40 and 50 part are for higher temperature. I live in so cal and ride in high temps all the time i use the rot t6 5w 40 i would definitely suggest it. But if you ride in higher temperatures go for the 50 it can only help more at higher temps.
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Thx shredderscbr. I always confused about the oil numbers lol I'll go pick up the t6 and see how it does.


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The manual that came with my '13 600RR recommends 10W30. It seems like everyone else is recommending 10W40. Should I just go with that?

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The manual that came with my '13 600RR recommends 10W30. It seems like everyone else is recommending 10W40. Should I just go with that?
Yes, you should always trust a stranger on the internet over the manufacturer of the bike. Obviously random people know more about the bike then the engineers who designed it.

These guys are just buying what is cheap and convenient. Fortunately you have a Honda which could probably run on canola. Chances are you will be fine for awhile on rotella but I have stuck to the recommended weight with either amsoil or royal purple and now have 134k miles on my FZ1 with no issues. A little extra money is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
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Yes, you should always trust a stranger on the internet over the manufacturer of the bike. Obviously random people know more about the bike then the engineers who designed it.

These guys are just buying what is cheap and convenient. Fortunately you have a Honda which could probably run on canola. Chances are you will be fine for awhile on rotella but I have stuck to the recommended weight with either amsoil or royal purple and now have 134k miles on my FZ1 with no issues. A little extra money is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
You do realize the oil they recommend to use is more of a starting point. A happy medium. You can change viscosity based on the Temps you ride in.
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I roll with Rotella T6. I have owned several 500+ HP cars with my last being a Subaru STI with 580WHP and 540TQ. Yes, I built it myself in my garage. There has been extensive oil analysis on Rotella compared to the High End oils like Amsoil and Motul. Countless times Rotella has shined at the same or above level. Mobil 1 was at the very bottom of the list as it dropped in protection rather quickly so if anything stay away from Mobil 1. Engine is an Engine and all engines have metal to metal sheering. So better the base stock with high ZDDP rating the better protection will be for sheering. Also Rotella meets all the standards for Motorcycles and your clutch wont slip with this oil as I just put 400 miles on it with some hot laps.

Look up bobstheoilguy and look for all the Rotella posts, there has been one where they put it up against 6 high end oils. Rotella was dead even with Motul and Amsoil but at fraction of the cost. Everyone is switching to it because it's the same protection if not more and half the costs or more. At $19 it's hard to beat an oil that does the same job as $50 oils.

But everyone has their opinions and usage of oils has been discussed to death on countless forums of which is better. The long fact of it all is that you will more than likely change your oil before it breaks down around 3K. If you are a true die hard and will go out to the service intervals that the manual says, I bid you good luck in keeping your bike for a long time. You will build up sludge as it breaks down and your motor will wear faster. So use what you like best as they all have decades in development and wont kill your engine with the type of riding most do which is street and every once in a while a few red line pulls. I usually go what has been proven countless times and if Rotella is that cheap and offers excellent protection, than I am all for it. Cheap and great quality and wont break my bank.

And NO I am not PAID by any company to post in forums to rep brands. Stupidest **** I heard in my life.

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Hey all got a 95 cbr600 f3 with 33000 miles on it wanna know what weight oil to run and what kinda filter and the previous owner ran regular non synthetic oil the bikes whole life should I switch it? He said he always ran the Honda oil in the bike I'm listening to all these posts on here and have no idea what to do please let me no fellas
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