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:D Be nice :rolleyes:

I know how these always turn out, but i have an oil question. I recently purchased a 1999 748 Biposto. The previous owner gave me a quart of Agip and said to use this type of oil-seemed pretty adamant about it, seeing as how he purchased a couple decals and put them on the fairing and below the view hole.

I plan to change the oil here soon and was wondering what you all think of Agip.

I really cant find much information on it. The Liter of oil i have is Agip 10W-60. I would like to put what its always had back in it. The PRICE really isn't that big of a deal to me. I mean, I don't have a ton of money but i view it as a way of protecting my investment. I would LOVE to put the best oil i possibly could in it, and i would like evidence to back it all up...but finding proof backed opinions are tough.

Agip doesn't seem to have much out there. Amsoil has a lot of juicy words in their descriptions, Mobil 1 (which i use in my cars) isn't particularly specified anywhere to be the best of the best-though it is implied.

Does anyone use Agip? Does anyone know of any places that have TESTED Agip against the likes of Amsoil, Mobil 1, etc? I have a neighbor-friend that swears by Amsoil...and the whole extended mileage thing. I don't, under ANY circumstances, leave oil in my machines longer than its factory intended interval. I value my bike enough where i would change the oil every 2500 miles if i truly had to in order to keep it in top shape. I know this is ridiculous and unnecessary...since many oils barely begin to wake up at that mileage.

Point is. Agip. Anyone use it? Prefer it? NOT prefer it? Why? What did you migrate from to Agip, or to Agip from? Why? Results? I know this is a bit loaded, but i really have nobody to ask about this issue. Why not ask one of the best knowledge bases available, right? Thanks all.
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P.S. I'm not particularly an aggressive rider, though i do like a quick 0-60 once in a while.- if this helps
 

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I just switched over to mobile 1 race and saw a 10 degree drop in temps. Shifting is the same, silky smooth. Just my .02:D
 

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never heard of it but i run amsoil in everything that i own that requires oil.
never burned a motor yet!
 

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I use Agip oil and coolant, I'm the only person I know who does. It reallly doesn't matter as long as you change oil every 1500 to 3000 miles. I have never used 10w60, always 20w50 4T. Last time I used Amsoil was for dirt bike premix and blew the engine (lower end) probably a coincidence, but now I only use Honda. Oil is a very superstitious thing to some people. The only reason your bike came with an Agip sticker on it is marketing. I use it because I get screaming deals on it.
 

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I've never used Agip, too hard to find locally if at all. I think I've used everything at one point or another all my bikes combined... never had any engine issues whatsoever.

If you do frequent changes and ensure the viscosity is in the range appropriate for your temps you will likely never have any problems either.
 

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I was using royal purple. I switched mainly because it's hard to find, and to be honest I didn't notice any special performance. I asked a friend if he could suggest an alternative, he told me to try mobile one race. It's not a whole lot cheaper than royal, but easier to find. And the temp change was a pleasant surprise...BTW it's 10-40...and like was mentioned before, changing often is more important than what type. IMHO.;)
 
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