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whats the best motor oil to use for 2002 gsxr600 - December 20, 2012, 09:02 AM

i plan on changing the oil on my 2002 gsxr 600 just wanted some input on whats the best synthetic oil to use.

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December 20, 2012, 09:10 AM

Anything that isn't loaded with friction modifiers will be fine.

Mobil1 4T, or any of the racing syntheics if you wanna spend big bucks. Never seen one bit of difference other than color between them.

Rotella T, if you want to save a lot of money and you change your oil on schedule.


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December 20, 2012, 09:13 AM

I use Rotella T6 on my bikes. Good stuff for a good price.

T6 is the synth, T is the regular dino stuff.


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December 20, 2012, 09:15 AM

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I use Rotella T6 on my bikes. Good stuff for a good price.

T6 is the synth, T is the regular dino stuff.
You gots something against dinosaur remains?

Good catch though.


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December 20, 2012, 09:18 AM

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You gots something against dinosaur remains?

Good catch though.
I've used T as well, just wanted to make sure the OP got what he wanted.


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December 20, 2012, 09:18 AM

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I use Rotella T6 on my bikes. Good stuff for a good price.
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December 20, 2012, 09:21 AM

Should we start the discussion of polymer chains, friction modifiers, and oil change application, engine load, and oil change frequency here?

What Windblown said. Pick a decent brand, the correct viscosity range (15-50, 10-40, 5-30, etc) Then change the oil regularly. Don't forget the oil filter as well.

My maintenance on bikes depends on the application.

Streetbike = at least 1 oil change a season. No more than 3000 miles on it. If I was doing a long trip I'd most likely change oil & filter to check it for anything amiss.

Dirtbike - after every ride or event I drop the oil. On a four stroke I change the filter every other oil change. (It's only about a quart so it's cheap insurance.) Same deal, look for metal or anything that's out of place.

Roadrace - Before every practice day or race event it gets new oil. Every other change = new filter as well.

Roadrace bikes = Mobile 1

Dirtbikes = Rotella

Streetbike = Probably Rotella as I always have a gallon or two floating around the work area. It's decent stuff from a good brand. Plus it's cheap at WalMart.


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I like the Repsol 4T full Synthetic Racing oil in my track bike, but it isn't cheap. It is probably about the same price as the Mobile 1, but I am not feeling up to doing the math (4 liters @ $52.13 vs. 6 quarts @ $61.41 on Amazon).

The Motul full synth stuff is probably OK too.


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December 20, 2012, 09:42 AM

ok. my next question what weight to use and how much to use? sorry never change oil on a motorcycle before. thanks
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Check your owners manual.


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ok. my next question what weight to use and how much to use? sorry never change oil on a motorcycle before. thanks
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i do not have the manual fitz.

and thanks ReasonableDoubt.
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T6 Rotella for everything expect the misses, $20 a gallon at Wallymart


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i do not have the manual fitz.

and thanks ReasonableDoubt.
If you're gonna be working on your bike, you should get one. Service manual is preferred, but owners manual is fine too. Pain in the ass to be lookin at a computer with oily fingers while you're doing maintenence and repairs


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