What does this have to do what I was talking about. Yes the metal gears are not the problem with oils. The concern goes with the WET CLUTCH. If we had a dry clutch system, as in the DUC, then there wouldn't be the problem.
There are two fallacies the oil companies marketing departments put out. The first was the clutch slippage. You're buying into that one completely! Like I said, give me some proof, from anyone! Even the statement from the website is nothing more than someone heard it from someone that it might effect a Honda model. THAT'S NOT PROOF! And that's the way it was presented to you, not as proof to substantiate the clutch slippage claim.
When the word got out about the clutch slippage being Bull*hit all of a sudden there is information (also unsubstantiated) that the gears in the transmission will shear automotive oils to death because no car runs it's oil through it's transmission as well as the crankcase. Gee, you think the engine designers would have considered that issue?! That's why the fact that my T-5 has not self destroyed itself years ago proves to me that the shear problem is just as much hype as the clutch slippage issue. I would be willing to bet most of the manual transmissions out there (car units) go to the bone yard with the original ATF in them. That's not to say it's a good practice, it just shows the other end of the same issue.
I even ran ARCO GRAPHITE in the 900F for a while! If anything would 'F' up a clutch that would most likely be the oil that started all this *****! BTW I stopped using it just because it was so NASTY to use, and the same clutch in still in the bike today!
I agree if you feel better paying FOUR TIMES* as much for your oil, great, just stop telling people they will do damage to their bike IF they don't, because it just isn't true and that's why you can't find ANY substantiated proof to back up those statements. If there was MOBIL would have inundated us with the information, and they haven't. It's not like they couldn't afford to run the tests, if they haven't already.
* Triumph Mobil 1 is $58.00 and change plus tax. The Shell Rotella T synthetic I use is $13.50 for the gallon at Wal Mart.
I've also heard that Synthetic motor oils are an example of creative marketing. I've heard that in side by side tear down tests, they are in no way more or less effective than a high quality conventional oil.
I don't doubt it for a minute! This is where I get the warm and fuzzies by using a synthetic oil. But at least I'm not getting HOSED on the price with BS marketing. I know a few people using the Standard Retella T oil in their Sprints who ride a lot harder than I do and have no issues either. Not bad for a TRUCK oil for less than $7.00 a gallon! I saw an interview a few years back with the owner of a company that re-refines used oil. According to him when the process is complete 'There is no scientific way to tell their oil from the virgin stuff'! It just can't be done cheaply enough to convince people to switch to the recycled stuff yet.
I know for a fact that synthetic oils ruin rotary engines.
Inquiring minds want to know!
(don't ask me how I know that)
We already figured this part out!
[ This message was edited by: Stlakid on 2006-11-09 00:00 ]