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Old 04-27-2011, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.

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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.
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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".
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Regular automotive Mobil 1 synthetic 10W40.
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