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What oil?

Hi All,

I currently use Motul H100 fully synthetic oil 10w40. I was thinking of trying out other oil brands, like repsol. Any thoughts? or do i just stick with the Motul?
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Oh, for forgot to add, i usually change my oil every 2500 KMS. i ride a minimum of once a week and maximum of 3 times a week
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Mobil-1 4T 10W40 fully synthetic is probably one of the lower cost synthetics.
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Why change? If its cost then I can understand but you will not notice any difference in power or feel by switching to a different brand.
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^^^ The only difference I saw from switching to AMS Oil from Honda Conventional is my shifts are smoother and it builds oil pressure faster in these harsh Colorado winters. It does take longer to warm up though but that's all in the weight of oil.

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Why change? If its cost then I can understand but you will not notice any difference in power or feel by switching to a different brand.

The retailer i used to get the Motul from moved to a different area and it would take me around 45mins to get there by bike. The dealer of ther repsol is closer. so i was just thinking if there wasnt much difference with the oils then why bother driving the distance? As for the price. the repsols are cheaper by only about a dollar. so thats not one of my consideration.

In my old yamaha 600 i always used Castrol fully synthetic oils. but when i tried out the shell oils, the engine sounded smoother and it felt like it gave a little bit more to the bike, i dont know it couldve been just me but after that i stuck with the shell oils.
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I have always used the Motul Syn and have been very happy with them. From my GXSR's to the V-Twin it always does its job really well.
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Repsol is junk.. Stick with the Motul or go with Elf, Motorex, Golden Spectro, or Castrol if you want to keep the inside of your motor clean and well protected. I've seen more than 1 motor that was trashed inside after running repsol. Also talked to several engine builders that feel the same way about repsol. If you change your oil often, don't waste your money on full synthetic, go with a blend. If your lazy and only change it every 3,000+ miles or once a year, stick with the full synthetic. Just my .2
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^^That would be me. Every 6k miles. It's a waste of money to get synthetic if you're just going to change it every 3k when it lasts well into the 7k range.

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