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Old 05-17-2014, 06:58 PM   #16
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:08 PM   #17
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i'm running vespas synth now,,,moto ani 5-40,,agips moto oil,,,,at $14 a quart THAT won't be happening anytime soon,,,it'll be rotella from now on,,,funny the filters at the dealer counter were less than i saw on ebay,,,
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:30 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by twowheeler View Post
These little oil pumps cant handle 20-50 thats why i run 40 weight synthetic. Oil wont thin out like conventional 40
Didn't think of that... Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #19
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Currently running Amsoil Interceptor synthetic 2T oil. I've also had good experience with Motul products in the past.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #20
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Before I went on a trip last wednesday, I changed to Royal Purple.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #21
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10-40 Mobil 1 for the past 3000 miles… works for me on my Vogue/AM trike. At 4,000 miles and big red keeps purring along in s.florida summer weather.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #22
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So I'm getting stuff together to prepare for the arrival of my new scoot and one of the things that I picked up was Castrol 10-40 oil. However I picked up regular car motor oil? I'm seeing some folks have mentioned "motorcycle formula", etc....did I get the wrong stuff? Can I find motorcycle forumula/twin engine oil at a regular car place like O'Reilly's, etc?

Oops....nevermind. I found my answer. : )

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #23
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I just switched to synthetic rotella 5w-40 and the bike definitely runs better.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:23 PM   #24
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I too use 20-50 conventional Valvoline motorcycle oil in my Yamaha Vino 125. Scoot is used in southern Ohio in summer and south Florida in winter. Always hot and usually run near wide open. Yamaha now offers their brand in 20w-50, so I guess that answers the question about these little engines handling the 50 wt.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:04 AM   #25
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I use Mobil 1 10W30 in everything 4 stroke. It is not only a better lubricant but definitely reduces friction which makes engines run smoother. Purchase it through walmarts online and pick it up at the store.

I use Lucas's Top engine oil to lubricate upper cylinder and it provides a better running,smoother acceleration and less friction.

Am currently considering 5W30 but a little hesitant.

Nice to know which synthetic for 2 stroke engines as I am starting to service some of them. Curious about upper cylinder lube on 2 strokes that mix in the carb, there is no protection or lubricant through the fuel system until it mixes-- any thoughts about using the Lucas in the fuel?
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:01 AM   #26
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:27 PM   #27
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I don't know if this means anything but I recently relocated to the W.Melbourne Fla area & I noticed that most of the cycle dealers & a lot of the specialty cycle shops use Amsoil ( sp? ) oil. Irish
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:00 AM   #28
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Irish, don't know if this is still true, but Amsoil was originally a MLM company, and if they are still that could explain the product's usage at shops.

I have done some research on 2 stroke oil and think this might be an appropriate place to share it. Be cautious and read the package carefully about which 2 stroke oil you use as it is possible to use the wrong one and do damage to your scooter. Here is how:

Some synthetic 2 stroke oils are NOT formulated to be used in "autolube" or "injected" scooters, they are only suitable as a pre-mixed fuel. eg: Bel Ray's MC1 Synthetic Racing oil is such an oil and if you were to use it in an "autolube" system such as Yamaha, or Aprilia Ditech "injected" systems, it might not work and could damage the engine.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #29
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I hve not seen any of the Amsoil Oil for sale in anyplace (like Wal*mart) so I assume that it is only sold at Dealerships. Irish
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:16 PM   #30
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I used to use Valvoline 10w-40 Full Synthetic (just because it was the best option at my local store).

Now I'm using Amsoil Synthetic 10w-40 Scooter Oil

Amsoil vs. Mobil 1

Amsoil vs. Royal Purple
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