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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canton, Ohio, USA
I used Mobil1 motorcycle specific oil in my Monster once. For a hundred miles, maybe. The shifting was so poor, I drained it. That is the first (and so far, only) time I've ever done that in ~ 35 years of oil changes (car or bike). Rotella? Perfectly good.
If I'm going to spend big bucks, I'll go with Amsoil (have before).
In the end, you'd have to try pretty hard to find an oil that's going to result in a failed engine in your riding lifetime given the short OCI's used. Funny that we keep hearing (and seeing test results) that today's oils are THE BEST EVER but, people keep shortening the change intervals. If it makes one feel good, do it. I guess.
'91 851 SP3, '66 250 Monza, '99 Monster 900 City, '98 ST2
'99 Monster 750, '66 Riverside 250, '66 Riverside 250