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15k Mobil 1

Not for bikes, but looks interesting.

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Re: 15k Mobil 1

Filter won't last that long though.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

No, the filter won't last that long, but I believe any fully synthetic oil will last a long time. I just don't have the balls to test my theory on my bikes. I mean, let's face it, Synthetic Oil doesn't break down, right?? So technically, as long as you keep the oil clean, why change it so often?? I change my oil on the TL (Motul) every 12,000 KMs with a filter change at 6,000. When I do drain the oil, it looks almost like new, and next year, I'm considering going to 18,000 on the Triumph between oil changes after the warranty expires. We'll see.


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Okay. Let's start with Mobil 1 MX4T. What does it offer that Mobil 1 for cars does not?

Mobil 1 MX4T is designed for sport bikes. Most of these bikes have multi-cylinder/multi-valve engines and use a common sump, which means the engine oil lubricates the engine, transmission and wet clutch. So unlike Mobil 1 for cars, Mobil 1 MX4T has no friction modifiers, which could lead to clutch slippage.

The motorcycle oil also has more phosphorus/zinc for enhanced wear protection at high engine speeds and high loads. Remember, most bikes don’t have catalytic converters, so higher levels of phosphorus are not a problem.

In addition, Mobil 1 MX4T uses different dispersant/detergent technology for better high-temperature performance and engine cleanliness. Mobil 1 MX4T is also offered in a different viscosity grade than Mobil 1 for passenger cars.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

How can you change the filter and not the oil doesn't it drip all over and need to refil?
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No, the filter won't last that long, but I believe any fully synthetic oil will last a long time. I just don't have the balls to test my theory on my bikes. I mean, let's face it, Synthetic Oil doesn't break down, right?? So technically, as long as you keep the oil clean, why change it so often?? I change my oil on the TL (Motul) every 12,000 KMs with a filter change at 6,000. When I do drain the oil, it looks almost like new, and next year, I'm considering going to 18,000 on the Triumph between oil changes after the warranty expires. We'll see.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

I've never tried it; but, I think the filter is up high enough that only the oil in the filter will drip out. Might need to top it off for the amount lost in the filter; but it wouldn't all drain out.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

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I've never tried it; but, I think the filter is up high enough that only the oil in the filter will drip out. Might need to top it off for the amount lost in the filter; but it wouldn't all drain out.
Exactly. I lose about 3/4 of a quart on the TLR
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

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Filter won't last that long though.


Here is the link to the Extended Life Filter.

A heated discussion going on here.

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Re: 15k Mobil 1

No surprise about the longevity of synthetics. At one point, if I remember correctly, I had 10,000+ very hard miles (dyno runs, Dragon runs, autox runs, perfomance test runs, you name it) on my WRX's Amsoil oil, and according to Blackstone Labs' oil analysis, the oil wasn't even 1/2 worn yet.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

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Exactly. I lose about 3/4 of a quart on the TLR
Yeah same here, when I just swap the filter, it's like 1/2 - 3/4.


Send your oil off to the lab, like Blackstone, so you can see where you're at.
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Re: 15k Mobil 1

As long as the motor warms up fine and the oil is at operating temp then clutch slippage shouldnt be a problem. Just put Mobil 1 red cap in mine and no slipping probably still change it at 3000 maybe 3500mi then maybe I'll try something different.
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