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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Recommended Oil for V-twin...

I'm comming up on my first oil change, What oils are you guys running in your SV's?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 12:02 PM
 
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I run Pennzoil 10w40 non energy conserving. comes in the yellow bottle. Its all ive ever ran on any of my bikes.
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Whatever the stealership puts in it. I figure the time vs money loss curve is still in favor of having them do it for me.

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I run Pennzoil 10w40 non energy conserving. comes in the yellow bottle. Its all ive ever ran on any of my bikes.

I use the same...keep it clean, change the filter and you should be fine...I can't see spending 25 to 30 bucks for an oil change...
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Looking at the service some friends have had from my two closest dealers, they aren't EVER touching my bike again. I'll do it myself. I have to places locally that will take used oil and recycle it. So disposal isn't an issue.
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Looking at the service some friends have had from my two closest dealers, they aren't EVER touching my bike again. I'll do it myself. I have to places locally that will take used oil and recycle it. So disposal isn't an issue.
Disposal isnt an issue for me and Bee either. Its called a hole in the ground next to his house.
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Disposal isnt an issue for me and Bee either. Its called a hole in the ground next to his house.
Hey! Hey! Hey!!! we save the oil and use it when we burn fires in the pit...we might pour brake fluid along the bottom of the chain link to kill everything there...but we do not pour oil on the ground...unless there is a fire going...
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I got a good dealership that does great work a mile from me and they charge a little steep, but I have the money and I would rather keep my time. So time > money right now. Maybe later when I have more free time, but working where I am at now is just not worth it to me when I can easily afford to have someone else do it.

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If I had a mechanic or dealership I trusted, money would be irrelevant. But I don't, so it's me...
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If I had a mechanic or dealership I trusted, money would be irrelevant. But I don't, so it's me...

I am amazed how the motorcycle industry could be so foolish as to let all this money get away because they don't understand customer service...
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I am amazed how the motorcycle industry could be so foolish as to let all this money get away because they don't understand customer service...
Amazing isn't it?



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What amazes me more is when that one dealership dropped my brothers bike and they acted like nothing happened.

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What amazes me more is when that one dealership dropped my brothers bike and they acted like nothing happened.
Own up MF'ers.



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I thought you guys would run 20W-50 in your v-twins.




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My local choices are the Valvoline Motor Oil formulated for Motorcycles...10-40 which is what the book calls for, or the Motul 20-50 specifically for V-twins. But if I plan on riding her until full winter sets in... will i have a problem switching to the 20-50? the Motul is synthetic, and the valvoline isn't, so it's one or the other... but the valvoline does come in a 20-50, which I could run in the heat of the summer.. but the synthetic Motul, doesn't come in a 10-40.
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Well its your call on the syn oil...

As for as weight... run whatever Suzuki calls for in your manual. If it calls for only 10W-40 then don't run the 20W-50. If the passages aren't large enough for the thicker oil all you'll do is create problems!




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then the valvoline wins... it's local purchas and 10-40 for motorcycles.
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