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Ok I am going to ask a real common question. I am ready for all the info that I will get.
I have an 05 (first generation) Vmax with 25000 miles on it. I want to go to full Synthetic oil, and am considering Mobile One 10/40 or 20/50 for bikes. Can I get some feed back on my decision? Thanks for any info.

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Hi Chuck
Going to full synthectic doesn't raise any issues on Vmax, ie.. clutch slippage, you now have three choices as far a weight goes, the first two you mentioned, i recently found 20-40(mobil one) at walmart however it is not specific for bikes and it's what i run on my 85, i don't really worry about the fact that it's not bike oil because of the fact it's synthetic. however some may say not to use non-cycle(synthetic) oil cause it might make the clutch slipp, i haven't seen this. Hope this help.
Pete

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Pete thanks for the reply. I was thinking of using the same oil as you. I was just not sure with clutch slippage. I didn't think it would cause issues due to past experiences, and am glad to hear the same from someone else. Again thanks for the input.

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The best oil to use is Amsoil 15-50 or 20-50 motorcycle oil. It has the highest ratings for temp, anti shear and anti foaming.

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Hi Don,

That bike looks very familiar since I too have the '05 with just over 10,000 miles. This topic has been touched upon numerous time and to be honest, there is really no benefit we have determined to running full synthetic. As long as you change your oil every 3000 miles you should be good to go. I personally run Rotella 5w40 in my bike and it works very well for me. I have owned 3 GEN1 vmax's ('95, '01, & '05) to which I have tried several types of oils to come up with this current one. Its all on preferences and how much you wish to spend in general.

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^ Agreed, I don't see any benefit in running Synthetic Oil that costs almost as much per Qt as the Shell Rotella T 15w40 does for a Gallon.
I have been using the Rotella T for about 12 years now without any issues.
I change it once per season, about every 3-5 K Miles.
And it's JASO MA Approved (for use in Motorcycles).

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