Motorcycle Oil Comparison

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Motorcycle Oil Comparison

Postby ogrady » 2013 Tue Dec 10, 7:58 pm

The Motorcycle Oil Comparison, a Study in Motorcycle Oils is an excellent report. Find it here; http://oil-tech.com/motorcycle-oil-comparison.php
There's so much information in this study it actually can be confusing.

Here's a list of every motorcycle oil that passed every test in this Motorcycle Oil Comparison and which motorcycle oils failed at least one test and which test it was in this Study.

It is very important to understand that to perform properly, a Motorcycle Oil must perform well in ALL areas of lubrication performance.

There are several lubrication standards in this Motorcycle Oil Comparison that if an oil didn't pass, then I placed that particular oil in the Not Recommended list.
Performing well in one or even multiple areas but failing to meet an industry minimum accepted standard in one area means the oil fails.
Conversely, performing with mediocrity, (nothing great) but passing all industry minimum accepted standards is a pass, and therefore such an oil I've also placed in the recommended list.

Recommended 40 weights and Overall Performance Position

- Amsoil MCF....................1
- Honda HP4...................12
- Maxima 4 Ultra...............3
- Mobil Racing 4T...............2
- Polaris Victory.................4
- Suzuki 4-Cycle Syn Racing...7

Recommended 50 weights

- Amsoil MCV.......................1
- BMW Super Synthetic - just....6
- Harley Davidson Syn3...........4
- Honda HP4.......................9
- Mobil V-Twin.....................2
- Royal Purple Max Cycle - Just..7
- Spectro, Platinum HD...........5
- Suzuki 4-Cycle V-Twin..........10
- Torco V-Series SS................3

NOT Recommended 40 weights

- Belray EXS Super Bike.......Failed Rust and Foam
- Castrol Power RS R4 4T......Failed Rust
- Lucas High Performance.....Failed Foam, Oxidation and Shear
- Motul 300V.....................Failed Gear Wear
- Pennzoil Motorcycle Oil.......Failed Foam and Gear Wear
- Royal Purple Max-Cycle.......Failed Foam and Shear
- Spectro, Platinum SX4........Failed Rust
- Torco T-4SR....................Failed Gear Wear and Shear
- Valvoline........................Failed Shear

NOT Recommended 50 weights

- Bel-Ray V-Twin..................Failed Rust, Foam and Shear
- Castrol V-Twin...................Failed Rust
- Harley Davidson HD360........Failed Rust
- Lucas High Performance.......Failed Foam, Gear Wear, Shear and Oxidation
- Maxima 4 Ultra.................Failed Rust and Shear
- Motul 7100 Ester................Failed Foam and Gear Wear
- Pennzoil Motorcycle.............Failed Rust and Gear Wear
- Valvoline 4-Stroke...............Failed Shear
Are you still on the 3,000 mile oil change treadmill? Put some convenience in your life!
http://www.oil-tech.com/amsoil-motor-oil-gasoline.php
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