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Repsol Oil and filter change!

It only took 1/2hr for oil, filter, crush washer; am so happy! I replaced honda's synthetic blend which I was never liked. Since it didn't idle well, but with the repsol it is buttery smooth! Can't wait to ride it tomorrow and "test" it!

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and many thanks to all the WT Dudes for the awesome repsol recommendation!

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Oh it's so nice to ride it now all buttered up! Took advantage of the 70o and went for a little spin. Had a great time!

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Glad you like your new oil. I haven't tried repsol; however I am very happy with my amsoil.

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i swapped to repsol semi-synthetic last oil change and i have noticed a marked difference in shifting and it generally feels more powerful... one of the techs swears by motul... and another swears by amsoil.. i dunno.... i think i am gonna give amsoil a try but it will be hard to beat the repsol...

but hey whats the worst that could happen



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It only took 1/2hr for oil, filter, crush washer; am so happy! I replaced honda's synthetic blend which I was never liked. Since it didn't idle well, but with the repsol it is buttery smooth! Can't wait to ride it tomorrow and "test" it!
Dream, I will follow your lead on this issue as well as the BLMs; I probably owe you a dang consulting fee!

I bought my 9er with about 17k and good maintenance records. I went ahead and changed the oil at 20k. Previous owner was running Mobil 15-50 and a Fram filter. It was dark in the window. I put in a Honda filter and the Honda brand oil. It was golden in the window and dark less than 1/2 hour of drive time later.

Is this normal? Both my trucks have in excess of 100k and the oil stays golden for quite some time before it starts to get a little dirty.

Regardless, I've got a couple of hundred miles on this oil/filter and am going to change them out just to see if maybe the motor had built up some grime over the years.

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d the oil stays golden for quite some time before it starts to get a little dirty.

Regardless, I've got a couple of hundred miles on this oil/filter and am going to change them out just to see if maybe the motor had built up some grime over the years.
ought to put the k and n filter on and change it every 1000 for 3000 miles or untill it stays clean then put something like the repsol in with a good k and n filter...



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ive wanted to try the amsoil butt my wallet kringes at 12.99 a qt i think i will try the repsol on my next oil change.

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ive wanted to try the amsoil butt my wallet kringes at 12.99 a qt i think i will try the repsol on my next oil change.
One of the members on here is selling at a fair good price. Think it was going to be like 9 a qt. all said and done. I get it at my local shop for $8.5 and Honda gold bottle is $8.5 so i seemed like a logical choice for me to make.

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One of the members on here is selling at a fair good price. Think it was going to be like 9 a qt. all said and done. I get it at my local shop for $8.5 and Honda gold bottle is $8.5 so i seemed like a logical choice for me to make.
and you like the amsoil good enough?

what is your opinion on it?



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It only took 1/2hr for oil, filter, crush washer; am so happy! I replaced honda's synthetic blend which I was never liked. Since it didn't idle well, but with the repsol it is buttery smooth! Can't wait to ride it tomorrow and "test" it!
Did you use the repsol blend or the racing full synthetic?

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I went from Honda HP, to Motul semi, then to Repsol (the cheap stuff).

I'm going to try Castrol GTX next for S&G.

I use K&N filters.

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Dream, I will follow your lead on this issue as well as the BLMs; I probably owe you a dang consulting fee!

I bought my 9er with about 17k and good maintenance records. I went ahead and changed the oil at 20k. Previous owner was running Mobil 15-50 and a Fram filter. It was dark in the window. I put in a Honda filter and the Honda brand oil. It was golden in the window and dark less than 1/2 hour of drive time later.

Is this normal? Both my trucks have in excess of 100k and the oil stays golden for quite some time before it starts to get a little dirty.

Regardless, I've got a couple of hundred miles on this oil/filter and am going to change them out just to see if maybe the motor had built up some grime over the years.
My rates are reasonable. This repsol blend made an improvement over the brown bottle! Sounds like you have grime buildup from a bad filter that you are flushing out with each change. Very glad you are still upbeat to fix your bike up and ride safely!

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Did you use the repsol blend or the racing full synthetic?
Last four quarts on the shelf Repsol synthetic blend "for twin airheads". Now the 9r enjoys higher torque. The parts man swore it was fine for the I-4 and I believed him.

Funny thing I had a kink in my back before and now it feels great!
I had free admission to the circus show of many riders splitting lanes at >50MPH.

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and you like the amsoil good enough?

what is your opinion on it?
Yea i am very happy with my amsoil. Using the full synthetic blend.

I was using the partial synthetic honda and it was good, but did not last as long as I would have liked. I went up to 4,450 between changes on the amsoil and was alright.

I have gone through 3 oil changes with it now, and plan to continue with it.

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Yea i am very happy with my amsoil. Using the full synthetic blend.

I was using the partial synthetic honda and it was good, but did not last as long as I would have liked. I went up to 4,450 between changes on the amsoil and was alright.

I have gone through 3 oil changes with it now, and plan to continue with it.
bought 4 quarts of 10-40 amsoil and a honda oil filter today... woulda pulled it in back and changed the oil but the gm is a douchebag....



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