What type of oil are u using? - Ducati Monster Forums: Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 240
What type of oil are u using?

As a newbie (2011 Monster 796) to Ducati, I have a question for the experienced Ducatist -

What is your prefer brand of oil?
What type (i.e. synthetic) of oil are u using?
Why or reasons?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Last edited by vtwinryder; 04-27-2011 at 09:57 AM.
vtwinryder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 191
Lots of good oil threads here, just search.

I use Repsol 4T Racing oil, fully synthetic and is relatively easy to obtain at a decent price.

2009 Ducati Monster 1100s
2008 Ducati 848 (sold)
2003 Ducati Monster 620ie (sold)
northerncalguy is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Super Moderator

 
philb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pittsfield, NH
Posts: 3,517
I'm not particular about brand, as long as it's a full synthetic that is formulated for motorcycles.

Synthetic because that's simply much better, more consistent, and more long-lived oil. Motorcycle formulated because bikes need a different additive package due to having their transmissions and (most of them) clutches share the oil with the engine. Car oil is designed to hold up only under the stresses of the engine.

PhilB

1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (244,000 miles, so far) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1972 Honda CB450 (daughter's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1967 Alfa Romeo GT Jr. (1300cc) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)
philb is offline  
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Duc796canada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St Albert, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 296
My dealer put in Motul 300v 15W50, seems to be okay, good shifting etc! Full synthetic motorcycle oil, all I say is stay away from the "V-Twin" oils, they are designed for slower revving domestic engines. This engine even though it is air-cooled, comes from a racing background.

There are no extraordinary men, just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

Early 2011 Showa Forks 796 Red Monster(sans ABS)
15/41 gearing.
2006 GSXR 600 track bike.

Last edited by Duc796canada; 04-27-2011 at 11:48 PM.
Duc796canada is offline  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 09:52 AM
SJS
Senior Member
 
SJS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by philb View Post
I'm not particular about brand, as long as it's a full synthetic that is formulated for motorcycles.

Synthetic because that's simply much better, more consistent, and more long-lived oil. Motorcycle formulated because bikes need a different additive package due to having their transmissions and (most of them) clutches share the oil with the engine. Car oil is designed to hold up only under the stresses of the engine.

PhilB
I am with PhilB on this one. Not particular with brand as long as it is a full synthetic. Based on my dealer's recommendation, I am using Redline full synthetic 15W50. The guys at my dealership not only recommend this oil to their customers, it is also what they run in their own personal bikes.
SJS is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 10:05 AM
Member
 
punter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJS View Post
I am with PhilB on this one. Not particular with brand as long as it is a full synthetic. Based on my dealer's recommendation, I am using Redline full synthetic 15W50. The guys at my dealership not only recommend this oil to their customers, it is also what they run in their own personal bikes.
Wierd. My dealer said the same thing about Motul 1500. "That's what (insert name of service mgr) runs in his Monster".

'07 Monster 695
'04 Tuono 1000 R
punter is offline  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 06:08 PM
Member
 
Shoebox50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philly suburbs
Posts: 60
I am using the Shell 4t that is recomended by the owner manual and the decal on the side of the bike. You can probably use any good full synthetic but I never liked the idea of mixing two oils from differen manufacturers. the shell was hard to find and expensive.
Shoebox50 is offline  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 48
Oil: Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 Motorcycle

Filter: AMSOIL EaOM Chrome Motorcycle Oil Filters

I also stick a neodymium magnet on the outside of the filter.

2006 620 Dark
Ohio is offline  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 142
Regular automotive Mobil 1 synthetic 10W40.
Scissors is offline  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 03:49 PM
Senior Member

 
Capo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: A Foward Location
Posts: 1,966

capo di tutti capi
Capo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ducati Monster Forums: Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome