Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Gulf Coast, USA, ,
You are correct about Shell's Advance Ultra 4 not being available here in the States. I read elsewhere on the oil thread that Rotella 4T fully synthetic is a very close formulation to Ultra 4. I don't know either way. What I can tell you is any full synthetic, branded motorcycle oil (Others may disagree and say automobile synthetic is OK because of our dry clutches. I'll stick with motorcycle specific oils.) will be fine. Read your manual for weights. This time of year, even here on the Gulf Coast, I run 10w40. In the summer, up to 15w50.
I don't want to get into specific brands for one reason: It's like talking politics or religion, everybody swears theirs is heaven's gift. I've had good results with all the major labels and the reason I can say that is my strong belief that a particular brand is secondary to the frequency of changing your oil. I don't buy the "high mileage oil" pitch, sorry. For me it's oil and filter change every 1500 miles. Overkill? Maybe, but it's the cheapest insurance you can buy for your bike.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.--Socrates
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