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Are you guys using the recommend YAMALUBE or MOTUL synthetic?
I've always used MOTUL but now I'm kinda thinking that Yamaha put all this money and research into the oil they make, maybe I should try it out? It's what they use on all there motors and what's recommend. I just love MOTUL they've never done me wrong and worked great on my last bike (2020 MT-03)
 

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Are you guys using the recommend YAMALUBE or MOTUL synthetic?
I've always used MOTUL but now I'm kinda thinking that Yamaha put all this money and research into the oil they make, maybe I should try it out? It's what they use on all there motors and what's recommend. I just love MOTUL they've never done me wrong and worked great on my last bike (2020 MT-03)
You can't go wrong with either. If you like Motul I'd say stick with it. I've used Motul, Ecstar, & YamahaLube & I'd say Motul is my favorite. I just don't like paying for it! :LOL: I have a GSXR with 120K miles on it & mostly used Motul in it, so it's a great oil!!
 

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Oil is always a hotly contested subject. I use Shell Rotella Synthetic 15w-40 in all 8 bikes and small engines. It's a diesel truck oil, $22 gal at Wal Mart. I've had long time, long used race engines taken apart by known industry performance mechanics and builders and they say the insides are the some of cleanest engines they have seen, with minimal wear. I've never had a problem and have been using that oil for a very long time.
 

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Oil is always a hotly contested subject. I use Shell Rotella Synthetic 15w-40 in all 8 bikes and small engines. It's a diesel truck oil, $22 gal at Wal Mart. I've had long time, long used race engines taken apart by known industry performance mechanics and builders and they say the insides are the some of cleanest engines they have seen, with minimal wear. I've never had a problem and have been using that oil for a very long time.
Oh I actually read that and put it recently in my 07 Ninja 250. Didn’t know it was universal for bikes though. Just read it was good for the 250
 

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First service I replaced with Motul 300V lol but that’s also cuz of how I ride. Gotta treat her right
The 300v is race oil right? So you gotta do oil changes a lot more often and it's expensive but those are the only downsides right? Or am I missing something?
 

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The 300v is race oil right? So you gotta do oil changes a lot more often and it's expensive but those are the only downsides right? Or am I missing something?
They use this oil in race bikes because it's awesome. It doesn't change anything as far as change intervals or anything like that...unless you're track riding or beating the poo out of it.
 

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On a race bike, track bike, depending on how much you wind it up, you change the oil often. On the track bikes it gets changed every third track day, at least, filter every second time. On sportily ridden street bikes, similar scheduling, 1000-1500 miles. They are ridden hard in the canyons etc. Commuting, 4k miles. It's"s cheap insurance. But I don't use expensive oil, Rotella T fully synthetic.
 
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