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How would one know this ? Is it because the FJR is not a V-TWIN ? How can one expect the name of something to dictate what it should be used for ? This is making too much sense ... Is olive oil just for lubricating olives ? Is baby oil just for babies ? Is KY oil only to be used in Kentucky ?

Its all madness ...

Because of the [SAE/Etc] info on the bottles and the [SAE/Etc] recommendations in the owners manual?

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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Iíve run regular Yamaha and Honda oil in past bikes and had a mechanic recommended Specro golden when I was on my third bike, a Suzuki Hayabusa. That oil shifted better and quieted the top end noticeably. Ever since, I run at least a blend or full synthetic. I have not noticed much a difference between the full or blended synthetics in multiple brands including amsoil, specro, maxima, etc. The only oil I did not care for was Rotella because my bikes shifted clunkier. I put it in two bikes at the start of one season and found the poorer shifting occurred in a Ď76 CB750 and the hayabusa. After about a week, I drained it and replaced with a motorcycle specific synthetic oil and shifting was smooth again.
Iím not about spending stupid money on oils, unless I get a perceived benefit. The maxima line, for example, is a ester based full synthetic and costs less per oil change than most other synthetic blends with no perceived difference in performance. Itís my flavor of the month. The real test would be to send it to blackstone to compare with others for wear and longevity.
Iím in agreement with the guys that say put oil in it that meets spec and ride it because it wonít blow up BUT, I also think if you gain something like smoother shifts or quieter engine AND are willing to pay a little more, then go for it. Just my own self indulgent two cents...


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Curious,

How would one know this ? Is it because the FJR is not a V-TWIN ? How can one expect the name of something to dictate what it should be used for ? This is making too much sense ... Is olive oil just for lubricating olives ? Is baby oil just for babies ? Is KY oil only to be used in Kentucky ?

Its all madness ...

Because of the [SAE/Etc] info on the bottles and the [SAE/Etc] recommendations in the owners manual?

S A R C A S M 😁

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Sorry. Text is hard to tell intent with. It's as-presented unless otherwise annotated (at least for me).

Ridden wet. Put up hard.

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I still use 15-50 synthetic cage oil and no clutch slippage but then I just figured the FJR was underpowered and to slow for the clutch to slip....................................
If you'd use Rotella, you'd unleash the beast and be dang happy you did.
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Oil Good! No Oil, Bad!

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124,000 were done in 2019
Whaaaa? 124000 miles / 365 days ~= 340 miles per day. An average of 340 miles per day for an entire year?? At a typical average speed of 50 MPH, that would about seven hours of riding EVERY SINGLE DAY for a year.

If that is true, then that person is some kind of super human rider.

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Whaaaa? 124000 miles / 365 days ~= 340 miles per day. An average of 340 miles per day for an entire year?? At a typical average speed of 50 MPH, that would about seven hours of riding EVERY SINGLE DAY for a year.

If that is true, then that person is some kind of super human rider.
He rode 67 Bun Burner Gold rides. That's 1500 miles in 24 hours. So in reality he is a bit of a piker. He only rode 67 days to go 112,000 miles, that doesn't sound too difficult. Just imagine what he can do when he's not holding down a full time job.

By the way..... he did use oil in his bikes while making those rides.

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He rode 67 Bun Burner Gold rides. That's 1500 miles in 24 hours. So in reality he is a bit of a piker. He only rode 67 days to go 112,000 miles, that doesn't sound too difficult. Just imagine what he can do when he's not holding down a full time job.

By the way..... he did use oil in his bikes while making those rides.
Well he was riding an FJR. Iím willing to bet he had oil ďinĒ his bike but odds are he didnít ďuseĒ any between changes.

Itís an amazing amount of riding and he is truly a hard core long distance rider
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