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oil change

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  1. Snufftokk
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    I am about to change the oil in my 1100. I want to use Mobil 1 synthetic. Everything I've read in here, people are using Mobil1 20W50 or Mobil1 Vtwin 20W50. My owners manual says 10W30 or 20W40. If I put the 20W50 in it, could that cause me warranty issues with Yamaha?

  2. bazdorrop1
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    It should be no problem, as long as the oil is changed on a regular basis. Even if the motor blows up, they probably won't do an oil analysis unless the engine is full of sludge. I use and recommend Amsoil 10w 40. I really like the Amsoil products.

    Rob

  3. Snufftokk
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    Thanks bazdorrop1. I have seen those posts also, but don't know where I can get it here. I'll do a search for it. I'm in the Dallas area so someone should have it.

  4. chilibebber
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    I am no expert but I thought for the air cooled engines it calls for 20w50 not 10w40. Am I off the mark here?

  5. Snufftokk
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    chilibebber, I have the 07 silverado and I am reading from the owners manual they gave me. It says to use
    SAE 10W30, SAE 20W40, or Yamalube 4. I am far from being an expert and value all your opinions. This is why I have to ask such uneducated questions.

  6. bazdorrop1
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    I've got an 06 silverado and my owners manual says the same thing. I know a lot of guys use the 20w-50 with no problems, but I like to stick to the manual if at all possible.

    As for an Amsoil dealer, I found one on Amsoil's web site. The guy even delivered the oil to me.

    Rob

  7. quicgmicg
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    I run Royal Purple 20/50. Here in Arizona the heat demands a little heavier oil and 20/40 isn't easy to find, especially in a premium synthetic. I believe the owners manual lists the different weights according to average outside temperatures. But even when it's cooler here (like now) I still run 20/50.

    Some of the old timers I ride with just say that the most important thing to know about oil is that you need to change it often. The first thing I did was add the remote filter to make oil changes as easy as possible.

  8. fewer
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    Remote filter?

  9. Ravhite
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    An oil filter relocation kit is a frequent add-on accessory for the 1100's

  10. Snufftokk
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    Well I did the oil change yesterday. Bought the Mobil1 for VTwin's. What a major pain . I ended up having to remove the entire exhaust system. I know you guys have said only the front pipe has to come off, but this 07 silverado the 2 are welded together, one doesn't move without the other. As soon as I was finished I got online and ordered the ORK.
    Now I only have to go through that one more time, and it won't be as bad. But what a difference it made in the performance of the clutch and shifting. I also don't think the dealer changed the oil when I took it in for the 600 mile checkup.

  11. N2cr7zharg
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    I know it's late for this oil change, but since you'll have to go through it again to install the ORK here's some info:

    You shouldn't have to remove both head pipes. Only the front one. Basically, you remove the back muffler/cat (four bolts - two onto the frame and two around the header clamp) and then pull them backwards and off the bike. Only the muffler pipes are welded together, not the headers. Then you remove the front header pipe off. The rear header stays on.

    Some other info for the oil change can be found here:

    sloneservices.com/SilverBack/VStar1100-FAQ-01.htm#Check

  12. Snufftokk
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    Thanks Shark, I have bookmarked that link for when I put the ORK on. It will be a big help.

  13. quicgmicg
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    Thanks Shark, I have bookmarked that link for when I put the ORK on. It will be a big help.
    You'll thank yourself over and over after you put the ORK on. 15 minute oil changes!

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