Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Burlington WI & Wellington FL
OMG! I was joking around! I was in my shop and did see the Multi sitting there and did see 4 quarts of Yamalube 15/50 and I did think about using it and it struck me as funny putting Yamaha oil in a Ducati.
I do think “full synthetic” may be recommended by some manufacturers for certain bikes. I know Aprilia does for sure, pretty sure BMW does, Ducati does, KTM does, Yamaha does not except for the R1. Because I work at a used bike shop I have to look up what oil different manufacturers want in their bikes regularly.
As to the specifics of synthetic oil that is a whole conversation unto itself. Unless you’re ripping down race engines or preferably endurance racing engines or engines that have gone several hundred thousand miles with 1 oil in them then how would you really know what’s best? I used to use Yamalube because they were the only oil I know of that offered a 100,000 mile guarantee on engines using their oil. Marketing for sure but it sounded good. I think Motul is great oil but choosing between red oil and green oil is too complicated for me. Amsoil is headquartered in Superior, WI has a great reputation and I’ve adopted Wisconsin as my home and that’s reason enough for me to use it. I will not use Mobil 1 because 20-30 years ago a friend who builds race engines had a problem with it. Can everyone clearly see the lack of logic here?
As I’ve said in other threads pick an oil that lets you sleep at night and go ride. I was just wondering how well I would sleep knowing my Ducati had Yamaha oil in it? I mean would Rossi start talking to me in my sleep? Then it would be worth it. Would I hear arguments from my shop in the middle of the night? Would my Multi be tossing and turning with Yamalube in it as if it ate something hard to digest for dinner? Then it wouldn’t.
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‘13 990 SMT
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Last edited by Donk; 06-09-2020 at 07:17 AM.