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Re: Re: The Official "What Oil Should I Use" thread
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2012, 02:29:03 pm »
Alright. I'll look and see what we have at autozone. When have specials that stuff gets to be a descent price.

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Re: The Official "What Oil Should I Use" thread
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2012, 06:44:44 pm »
Lately (couple years or more), settled on Valvoline or Castrol MC Oil - Most Lately Valvoline from Walmart as they don't have Castrol -- and FRAM filters from Walmart. Change 4000 +/-.  $6 somehting a quart

71000 on a VLX 600 (used Honda Oil in it until I got smart).
87000 on KAWA 800 Cruiser (mostly Castrol or Valvoline in it)
56000 on Burgman 650 Scooter (mostly Valvoline in it)
26000 on NINJA 500 (mostly Valvoline in it)

Might blow up tomorrow, who knows.


I mis-wrote Valvoline MC Oil Price in original Reply - Bought Valvoline MC Oil today at $3.98 a quart -- Marked $4.47 0n shelf, but rang up at $3.98).   

I think FRAM filters run $6 to $9 -- $6 on NINJA 500 and $9 on Burgman. I could be wrong there also.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: The Official "What Oil Should I Use" thread
« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2012, 07:31:45 am »
I've seen a lot of hate on fram filters....I've used fram filters more than any other and never had a problem.  ??? Different strokes I guess... did see the threads come out of an stp filter and ruin an engine, yup, Autozone paid for the rebuild!

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Because Fram filters have cardboard instead of steel plates in them, less pleats meaning less filtering surface,  less particle filtering,  cheap or no anti-drainback valve. Really Fram filters are garbage. If you want an extremely good filter for the money the Purolator PureOne is top notch. Not a lot of motorcycle applications though. Wix is rated just below that one as far as quality and does have thorough motorcycle coverage.
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Re: The Official "What Oil Should I Use" thread
« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2012, 07:30:56 pm »
I've been a Purolator fan for a while myself!
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Re: Re: The Official "What Oil Should I Use" thread
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2012, 10:01:52 pm »
Had a head gasket blow then cracked the head and lost a gallon of water n my sb Chevy and the purlator one or gold what ever it was pulled it all out and didn't know till I changed the filter out.

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