Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 24 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online

Recommended Posts

I mostly run ester Motul 7100 and have zero oil usage far as I can tell between 4K mile intervals, and I ride plenty HARD.......and the shifting is butter clear up to the change, and engine/clutch mechanical noise is practically non existent. Yup it is expensive, and yup it is worth every cent IMHO. Much love for the Mobil 1 4T as well, these are my 2 favorite and most used "synthetic" oils. Looks like Motul has a new line of oil now, may have to give it a try. 😎

 

https://www.motul.com/en-US/products/16505?product=MOTUL+NGEN+7+10W-40+4T

  • Thumbsup 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Supporting Member
5 hours ago, 2and3cylinders said:

I see a six pack on Amazon for 55 bucks or only 9.16 per quart or liter but it's 10w50

I just found 10W-40 for 59 bucks for 9.83 a liter 

Is the latter what you get B-man?

You going for a ride today

Yes, 10w40.  I get the six pack either on Amazon or Ebay depending if it is out of stock or on sale.

  • Thumbsup 1

***2015 Candy Red FJ-09***

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I care about your personal opnion jthayer, especially after writing what I consider super good information, about the ma2 and synthetic base.

  • Thumbsup 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Thanks again everyone . Good all around coverage on the subjec. I have used the Mobil 1 4 t myself a lot. And motul 7100 a lot. I wonder if that new motul stuff is any different, I see now that it is not synthetic base. was glad to hear about the 10w 40 being most preferred weight   

Edited by MikeD
  • Thumbsup 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, MikeD said:

Thanks again everyone . Good all around coverage on the subjec. I have used the Mobil 1 4 t myself a lot. And motul 7100 a lot. I wonder if that new motul stuff is any different, I see now that it is not synthetic base. was glad to hear about the 10w 40 being most preferred weight   

Cannot go wrong with either of course, and I would stick with 10W40 where you are as well, a 50 weight IMHO is for big piston air cooled twins "likely still overkill". Also that new Motul does appear to have plenty of ester in it, but I will likely stick with the 7100.

 

Description

MOTUL NGEN 7 is a best-in-class 4-stroke motor oil based on a combination of finest virgin base oils and additives blended with synthetic esters and high quality regenerated base oils.Suitable for any type of high performance street or off-road motorcycle with 4-stroke engine, with or without integrated gearbox, wet or dry clutch. Perfect for motorcycles with exhaust after-treatment systems such as catalytic converters or secondary air injection.Designed for severe conditions in sport and adventure riding.Other applications: ATVs, UTVs, SxS, personal watercraft (PWC) or snowmobiles depending on manufacturer’s viscosity recommendation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Think that new motul ngen uses recycled oil in the mix.  I'll wait on feedback before giving it a try and ill continue using motul 5100 10w40 which I've used for years in all my bikes without issues. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

A lot of people miss-interpret the meaning of the viscosity numbers. 
10W50 means it has the viscosity of a 10 weight oil when cold, but behaves like a 50 when hot. 
The problem with going to  a 5W oil on a motor that is specified a 10W, is that it might be too thin for the oil pump to operate at the required pressure. 

IMG_5929.thumb.jpeg.9ca0c60a708f0a359e2d7e2451c4b5f6.jpeg
 

10W oil is specified down to -10*C or 10*F. No 5W is shown in the manual specs. 
40W is only good to 40*C, in summer I often ride above this. In a memorable 3 day trip a few years ago it was 46C and I was fanging the bike for over 3 hours straight. 
10W50 is still a 10W oil, nothing to do with big or small motors. 
Everyone has different opinions, and I don’t think you would damage the motor by using 5W40, but I don’t see the point. 
Some of the top oils are however stupidly expensive, they mainly promise some special ingredient that is secret and only they have the recipe. 
I just buy whatever is on special from any of the known brands. 
Have never had a problem with lubrication, 10W50 fits the conditions I ride in on this bike. 
 

Don’t you love an oil thread?

Edited by OZVFR
  • Thumbsup 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×