I have a store selling cheap 10w-40 motor oil for only 2.89 per quart. It meets the standards but just wondering if I should buy something more expensive?
As much as we would all like to think our bikes will last 250k miles and we need better oil to make that goal, the fact is most bikes will berely make 50k in real life. Accidents, tranny problems, 5 years of non-use, desire for new equipment, broken plastics and many other reasons will relegate most bikes to the scrap yard or the used maket far before the engine goes to Davy Jones locker.
Whats been said is true, change it often with oil that meets the specs as well as filters and you should be fine.
I have absolutely no doubt that the Burgman engines will do 100k miles. My point was that most bikes don't make it to that mileage due to a whole host of other factors, like crashing, broken CVT belt, lack of use or people just wanting something different.Got to disagree with you on that , I will bet that bergman will do an easy 100 k or more well cared for and un crashed .
My 2006 has just shy of 42 k it barley broken in for that bike .
Many in the Gold wing clubs are at 500 k and above .
Also, I'd recommend using a specific motorcycle oil, not cheap car oil. Car oil has limitations when used in high revving motorcycle engines and is overall false economy if you want your engine to go the full mileage it's capable of. Changing it more often doesn't make up for the fact car oil is designed for low revvers, not bikes, it'll always have limitations that motorcycle oil doesn't have. Loads I can say about it but won't just here. Spent months testing every known oil in europe in our bench engines, some to destruction. I learned so much, and we got loads of good advice from oil scientists who worked with us on our developments. More expensive motorcycle oil, even when dirty lubricates incredibly well, in fact, just as good as when it's clean, no engine wear. Dirty oil doesn't necessarily mean to say it needs changing, not if it's still within the recommended mileage. Dirty cheap oil, now that needs changing. Lots of reasons for that. Strange but true!
Has there been any verifiable tests that motorcycle oil is better than regular car motor oil?
Reading Quantum Mechanics post seems to answer your questions. " verifiable tests" :dontknow: Perhaps Quantum Mechanic can tell you if they are verifiable.Why is it that we should use motorcycle oil in our scooters and not regular motor oil? Does it really make a big difference in our burgmans?