you can adjust the oil weight depending on the oil..and the season.. in the summer you need more heat and friction protection so a bit thicker could be good for you... In the winter you need easy starts and thinner oil to turn easier in cold weather.
So if your truly hardcore you change your oil everyday depending on the forcast.
I personally have a hyper-tuned magneto charged oil changing station with its own personal weather tracking satellite and prediction software in geo-synchronos orbit above my home based, mega-awsome racing shop.
but just get Rotella-T...sells at G.I Joes by the gallon.
not a bad deal with the free shipping, but I was hoping to find somewhere I could buy it from so I could do an oil change tonight.... how quick do they process orders there? then add UPS ground shipping time which is usually a week isn't it?
I try to search for posts on this site before posting a repeat but I have a really hard time with the search function on this site... it seems pretty poor compared to some of the Honda forums I use (www.hondaswap.com and www.honda-tech.com)
anyway, if you are in MN and around St. Paul you can get Royal Purple in 10w40 or 15w40 at MAS racing on University ave near 280
address is 2288 University ave
$5.50 a quart
I'll probably head over there tomorrow after work and pick up some so I can change the oil at the 7k mark on the odo
Why would you pay $5.75 per quart for oil? There are riders on this board with a lot of miles (one well over 100,000) who have used "just plain old oil". In spite of the advertising, Royal Purple isn't any better for your engine than "plain old oil" of the correct viscosity.
I know a bit about lubricants and I like diesel specific oils (Rotella, Delo, Delvac, etc.). You can buy them per gallon what you will pay for a quart of Royal Purple.
There are two places where I've found Royal Purple superior: utility steam turbine bearings and right angle gearbox drives.
well, I like running synthetic because of the smoother shifting (1st noticed on my 1st bike). My sv runs on whatever the dealer puts in, since I have a service plan with them. After that, its full synth. To each his own, right?