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Poll: What Kind Of Oil Do You Use? (1103 member(s) have cast votes)

Oil Type?

  1. Voted Synthetic (728 votes [65.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.88%

  2. Voted Dino/Organic (222 votes [20.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.09%

  3. Voted Blend (155 votes [14.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.03%

Motorcycle or Generic oil?

  1. Voted Motorcycle Specific (644 votes [56.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.89%

  2. Voted Major Brands (418 votes [36.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.93%

  3. Voted Generic Automotive (70 votes [6.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.18%

Which Brand?

  1. Voted Honda Branded (173 votes [15.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.66%

  2. Voted Mobile One (292 votes [26.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.43%

  3. Voted AMSOil (99 votes [8.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.96%

  4. Voted Castrol (92 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. Voted Penzoil (11 votes [1.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.00%

  6. Lucus (1 votes [0.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.09%

  7. Voted Havoline (1 votes [0.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.09%

  8. Quaker State (4 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

  9. Voted Motul (93 votes [8.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.42%

  10. Voted Valvoline (32 votes [2.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.90%

  11. Voted Golden Spectro (15 votes [1.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.36%

  12. Voted Rotella (184 votes [16.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.65%

  13. Voted Other (108 votes [9.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.77%

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#1 HispanicSlammer

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

I know the list of brands is far from complete but I added the major brands that seem to be talked about most here, and those you can find most anywhere - at least in the US. Other seems will be a large portion of this poll.

discuss, but dont biotch here. Facts mostly please, just gathering data here in the form of a poll
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#2 radar

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:35 PM

I think you need to add Rotella T to that list

#3 Daniel Paul

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:47 PM

You should add mileage between changes too! :thumbsup:
GN4 every 2K miles. :rolleyes:

#4 HispanicSlammer

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:47 PM

I think you need to add Rotella T to that list



Ok done, did a search and it was talked about in 12 threads.
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#5 HispanicSlammer

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:52 PM

You should add mileage between changes too! :thumbsup:
GN4 every 2K miles. :rolleyes:



Limited to 3 poll questions, not relevant to what I am looking for, more of what you buy than how often.
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#6 vfrcapn

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:30 AM

No Repsol?!? Never used the stuff but I hear some guy named Nicky likes it.. :rolleyes:

I've stuck with Valvoline for 20 or so years. I just haven't been convinced synthetic or MC specific oils have enough benefit to justify the additional mortgage on the house to pay for them. The evidence may be there, I just haven't bothered to look for it.. :lol:

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#7 CrazyInNYC

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:41 AM

:rolleyes: :lurk:

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:50 AM

Honda Branded, Synthetic, Motorcycle Specific,10w/40..........works great, stays clean, never an oil related issue in "YEARS/ MANY MILES" of using it in all my Hondas (50cc through 1832cc/ every engine design)...... Exception: Triumph Branded/ Specially Formulated Mobil 1 Synthetic/ Motorcycle Specific, 15w/50 in the Triumph Speed Triple....... :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:59 AM

KENDALL, best crude oil in the US. Have used it for years in everything. Change it and OEM filter every 3,000 miles.

Only problem is it is getting harder to find.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:41 AM

Mobile One, gold cap, but only because it is was what most every one was using on here when I first got the VFR.

Never put synthetic in the car or truck




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