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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Synthetic Pros and Cons?

I am thinking about changing over to synthetic oil in a couple of weeks, just wondering what are the pros and cons on this decision? And by the way I do not race, just ride hard every now and then on the way to work about a 18 mile commute.

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I use Motul semi synthetic, recommended by a friend who is in business with Yamaha. I'm using a recommended oil, because it is not only doing the usual duty but with my 03 R6, running to red line takes a special Yamaha recommended product and as the oil is also critical for clutch operations and wear resistance, double important Yamaha's opinion counts, IMO. I do not race, just like to red line in 1st and 2nd. I do not stunt, wheelie or pop clutch.

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ive used syntheti for about 28,000 miles. ive tried all kinds, last one i tried was modile 1 for motorcycles. worked great, not one bad thing about it. but i fingure they are all good
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The only "con" in synthetic is price (costs more).
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