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Is there a local shop in the plainfield/Joliet area I can pick up some bike motor oil?:confused
 

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You can get it at Willy World. I just got some at Rich's Yamaha in Lemont too.
 

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Or you if you haven't switched to synthetic, you could put in some Mobil 1 15w50. Just head to Wal-Mart or an auto store and pick some up. My Yamaha shifts so much more smoother with the stuff. Just be sure you have over 2000 miles on the bike, to be safe.


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Doc said:
Or you if you haven't switched to synthetic, you could put in some Mobil 1 15w50. Just head to Wal-Mart or an auto store and pick some up. My Yamaha shifts so much more smoother with the stuff. Just be sure you have over 2000 miles on the bike, to be safe.


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Arn't there additives and stuff that are in bike oil for wet clutches?
 

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You can get it at Willy World. I just got some at Rich's Yamaha in Lemont too.
where the hell is "willy world" ? Is that Ken's house?:laughing
 

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where the hell is "willy world" ? Is that Ken's house?:laughing
It's in Joliet. I don't have the address off hand. Somewhere on Van Buren street. Don't use the Mobil one unless it's the European version. It doesn't protect as well and you'll go through clutches more often.
 

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I thought you worked in Schaumberg???? Stop by Woodfield Yamaha/Kawi on the way home. Dano will hook you up
 

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Anyone see any place around that stocks the Mobil 1 motorcycle specific oil?
 

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Anyone see any place around that stocks the Mobil 1 motorcycle specific oil?
Nope,

and I'm not sure they call it motorcycle specific, it may just be the European version because they have higher standards there. I just gave Torco a try and so far I'm pretty happy.

Doc, I'm sure that Walmart doesn't carry the correct Mobil 1 to put in your bike
 

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Mobil 1 15w50 doesn't have the additives to make it energy conserving. If it says energy conserving in the circle on the back of the bottle, it will have friction modifiers in there and your clutch will begin to slip. Basically, anything 10w and lower will have the friction modifiers in it unless it is motorcycle specific oil.

Wal-mart does sell it and I know of dozens of guys that use it and road race w/ it in their R6s. You wouldn't think you could get it there, but you can. It's usually there because most people don't put 15w50 in their cars and it's a full synthetic.

If Motul semi-synthetic was easy to find down here I would go that route, but I haven't seen any. I've heard nothing but great things about it.


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I thought you worked in Schaumberg???? Stop by Woodfield Yamaha/Kawi on the way home. Dano will hook you up
I have today off, so I am at home today, working on varous projects around the house...
 

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Off to Willy world I go...:laughing
 

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didn't quite make it.....blew upper radiator hose on the way over.....guess better now than on the way to work tomorrow.......now i gotta call around for a new hose.....Thank goodness for ducktape :D


:mad :mad :mad :mad :mad :mad :mad :cheers
 

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Doc said:
Mobil 1 15w50 doesn't have the additives to make it energy conserving. If it says energy conserving in the circle on the back of the bottle, it will have friction modifiers in there and your clutch will begin to slip. Basically, anything 10w and lower will have the friction modifiers in it unless it is motorcycle specific oil.

Wal-mart does sell it and I know of dozens of guys that use it and road race w/ it in their R6s. You wouldn't think you could get it there, but you can. It's usually there because most people don't put 15w50 in their cars and it's a full synthetic.

If Motul semi-synthetic was easy to find down here I would go that route, but I haven't seen any. I've heard nothing but great things about it.


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hmm, saw this on another board.

From Motorcycle Consumer News letters, July 2002

<to the proper oil specs. So, imagine my surprise when I found out that
everyone's darling has changed formula. I'm hoping this is wrong in some way
or the other.
I went to Walmart to get some Mobil 1 15w50, Tri-synthetic for the Gold
Wing, and found some new packaging. Instead of Tri-synthetic, it is now
"Super-Syn". Is this a new formula, or new marketing?
I called Mobil 1's 800# and was told that the new friction reducers make the
new formula inappropriate for motorcycles. Hmmm. They also said the rating
is now SL, or perhaps, in our case, SOL. Eric Legstrom
Millersville, MD>>

I just switched over to using some of the synthetic MX4T 10W40

According to Mobil's locator page http://www.mobil1.com/motorcycle/index.jsp

AutoZone and Wal-Mart carry it.

If you want to go the mailorder route some other guys have posted about http://www.avlube.com (I haven't ordered from them)
 

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Shit, I will have to check. I am pretty sure it's the old tri-syn shit.


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Funny you should ask Eric. As of today I am now an Amsoil dealer. and yes i can get you motorcycle oil.
 

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Now you tell me after I bought 2 qts Mobil 1 1-40
 
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