i almost got the mobil one but reviews said the castrol was as good and that both of them actually used a different formula for motorcycles where i guess some cheaper brands just label it motorcycle oil. Hopefully i will see some smoother shifting too, going to try and get to the change tomorrow if i can.Nevermind, just figured out why it was much cheaper. I saw 4t racing and was like yeah that what I got, but mine was Mobil 1 which is like $66/case. I may give the castrol 4t racing synthetic a try though. Reviews were all like 5 star and much better pricing. Won't break the bank every change. LOL
after the struggles of getting the filter off my Cruiser i will be using only K&N with the welded nut from now on. Good to hear about the castrol. I used their Vtwin full synthetic in my cruiser and seems great so when i saw 7$ a bottle including shipping i was all over it. Think the K&N was about $11Ive used the Castrol 3 times now and I don't regret switching from mobil1.Its only like $7 a quart in stores here.I stocked up on oil filters, since I already have them its only $22 a change when I need oil.I wish I didn't buy filters, id like to get one of the cleanable/reusable metal filters but I still have 2 to use first.
Well with the K&N that is no longer a problem. i put it on and gave it one good turn with the sockett wrench and good to go. The nut is awesome and will only buy those from now on. Oil change went pretty smoothly although getting the old one off (with no nut) was still kind of a pain. Normally when people say your going to feel a difference i dont, however this time i certainly did feel a difference in shifting after putting in this castrol full synthetic motorcycle oil. Seems noticeably smoother. i am a little concerned i put in too much oil if anyone has any thoughts on that? Without really intending to i put a full 4 quarts in it. Any issues?? Should i drain some? i ran about 160 miles yesterday and did not see any issues.I've only used my hand to instal my filter lol.I should probably start using safety wire.I never have a peace of mind after hand tightening my filter until 4-500 miles after the change.
Tony, I would drain that extra quart. I'm no engine guru, so go ahead and Google "overfill motorcycle oil" and read why having way too much oil is not good. Supposedly you can cause damage.i am a little concerned i put in too much oil if anyone has any thoughts on that? Without really intending to i put a full 4 quarts in it. Any issues?? Should i drain some? i ran about 160 miles yesterday and did not see any issues.