I am new 2002 919 owner, and this is my first post, so I really felt the need to start out with an oil/filter question just so everone can know fer sure that I am a newbie.
I intend to use the bike for track days, but mostly street.
Been riding cruisers and the Goldwing for a while, and just haven't felt the need to spend a lot of bucks on changing the oil, so I usually use the Walmart Supertech ST7317 on the Honda's. This is the longer 3.25 inch filter which should help with filtering and flow. However, on the 919, the headers come down in front of the filter, not close enough to prevent using the longer filter, but maybe close enough to cause some heat problems with the filter.
Is it ok to use the longer filters, or should I stay with the shorter filter. The Supertech filter is fine for the other bikes I use it on, but is it good enough to use on the high reving sport engines.
Now for the oil question, whats your thoughts on using
Rotella T synthetic 5W-40, or the regular Rotella 15w-40. I really like to use oils that fit the manufacturers recomendations, which is 10w-40 on the 919.
the only 10w-40 I can get around here that I like is Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40, and its $10 a quart. Might need this for the track though.