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Old August 11th, 2017, 04:25 AM   #21
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I trust the viscosity and VI index numbers oil companies supply. Have to as there is little verifying data out there.

Viscosity is what engine designers design around. The one piece of important comparison information. I look to meeting the warm engine viscosity of the specified oil.

As for VI the higher the number the better.

The test results above indicate a number of good oil options. Also some really poor options.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:16 AM   #22
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Great data RSL. So will you stick with Shell oil recommended buy Ducati or go with something like the Amsoil MCF?
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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:30 AM   #23
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I switch around between different oils. For my situation, working close to an Amsoil Distribution warehouse, and buying for wholesale prices, I use their products in every engine.

Your situation may be different. I think that with regular oil changes any of the top performing oils will provide the best lubrication and gear protection.

Order the EaO M 138 oil filter though. Far superior to every paper oil filter for flow and filtering.

I have the Amsoil 10w-50 dirt bike oil in there now. Great clutch feel.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:45 AM   #24
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If price doesn't matter, take that number out of the results.

Look for a top performing oil that doesn't fail any individual test, like foaming.

Look the the tests that you find important.

Then change regurlarly. Most don't own a motorcycle long enough to see lubrication failures. Most don't ride enough miles to matter either, making oil changes an annual thing. In those cases, corrosion protection should be key.

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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:52 AM   #25
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Sure would be nice to see RiDE Magazine, MCN, or another magazine take all the motorcycle oils to a ASTM lab and perform the tests. I trust ASTM test results much more than what a dealer uses, sells, oil ingredient tests, anecdotal reports, etc... I want the real scientific data.

For some reason only Amsoil publishes real ASTM test results.

Why would other oil makers NOT do the same?
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Old August 11th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #26
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Morrison, the Ducati rider that worked designing oils for Mobil, said that Ducati designs their engines for 40 weight viscosities at operating temperatures. That means that this is a critical number for proper bearing, pump, splash etc...

Match that number, then find the best oil that protects very well. That's an ASTM test matter.
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Note viscosity:



Note durability of viscosity:

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Old August 11th, 2017, 06:12 AM   #28
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Old August 11th, 2017, 07:57 AM   #29
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Many riders swear by Shell Rotella T6 diesel engine oil.

Note the operating temperature viscosity. I wouldn't touch the stuff as it doesn't meet the Ducati engine engineers design specification.

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Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 meets the 15w-50 Shell viscosity specification. Probably available at a discount at Walmart too.


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