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Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

Currently running the Castrol R4 (5w40 ) ,thinking my bike will hopefully shift a little smoother,and run cooler, switching to the Amsoil 20w50 . Anyone prefer this weight of oil over the lighter weight synthetics out there ? I'm here in Florida, so i'm not running it in 20 degree temps ,so no worries of 'cold start up ' friction problems normally associated
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Re: Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

Amsoil is good oil, one of the best IMHO. However, your Blade calls for 10w40, I'd stick with that. Typically, 20w50 is for air-cooled V-Twins.
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Re: Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

Hondgal, i used to run the cheap Castrol 20w50 dino oil in my Zx10 with no problems. Just wondering if my 929 will shift better with the heavier/superior 'synthetic' ? Not really worried about the weight, it's hot as a mofo here in FL in spring/summer, so the oil viscosity get's like water almost .I'm new to Amsoil ,so i'm hoping the " hype " about it will actually help with it shifting /cooler running like they claim . I know alot of companies hype their products up a little too much
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Re: Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

check owner's handbook, i'm pretty sure it lists 20-50 for ambients > something like 30F.

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Re: Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

True, the 20w50 won't hurt anything at the temps by you, I'm up here where it's colder, and my twin with 20w50 won't start unless it's warm enough. I noticed slightly better shifting with my 929 when I switched to full synth. I use Amsoil. Nothing super dramatic, though. Mine's running cooler, but that's due to the water/water wetter combo more than the oil. Or so it seems to me. I think any good synth will help. A lot of guys swear by the Motul 300V. I just can't readily find it around here.
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Re: Amsoil 20w50 - you like it ?

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True, the 20w50 won't hurt anything at the temps by you, I'm up here where it's colder, and my twin with 20w50 won't start unless it's warm enough. I noticed slightly better shifting with my 929 when I switched to full synth. I use Amsoil. Nothing super dramatic, though. Mine's running cooler, but that's due to the water/water wetter combo more than the oil. Or so it seems to me. I think any good synth will help. A lot of guys swear by the Motul 300V. I just can't readily find it around here.

Gotcha, i wouldn't run it in cold weather.Grabbed some up when it was on sale a month ago for my next oil change !
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Currently running the Castrol R4 (5w40 ) ,thinking my bike will hopefully shift a little smoother,and run cooler, switching to the Amsoil 20w50 . Anyone prefer this weight of oil over the lighter weight synthetics out there ? I'm here in Florida, so i'm not running it in 20 degree temps ,so no worries of 'cold start up ' friction problems normally associated

Its prefectly fine to run a 15w50 or 20w50.....if you look in your owners manual it even has a temp chart with 20w50 and 10w40 weights and temp deg when to use them....

for 20w50 I believe that the lowest temp they recommend running the oil in is like 40-50 degress F. (I will have to look for exact number) I don't think it harldy ever goes below 50 deg here in FL during the day, and if it does I am sure as hell not riding.....

The thicker oil helps oil break down in high temps...and here in FL especially during summer months its 95 deg plus and 95-100% hummity.

I run Motul 5100 15w50 in 929 and I also ran it in my 954 previously....NEVER had any problems and wouldn't change to 10w40 unless I lived somewhere where it wasn't so humid and hot.
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