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zinc and phosphorus in oils is very important. for anti wear.
engery saving automotive oils have dropped into the 400ppm range

here are the zddp numbers on a few zddp is zinc and phosphorus combined

Redline 20w50 motorcycle oil 2100 ppm zinc and about same phosphorus

mobile one 20w50 vtwin oil 1750 ppm

amsoil 20w50 zrod 1400 ppm

the more the better. the evo engine is very good would probably run on dollar general cooking oil. run what you feel good about
these numbers are directly from their websites
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Some Motul reps were visiting my Indy when I stopped by a few weeks prior to the Iron Butt Rally last year and offered to sponsor me with free oil. I turned them down because I don't like making any changes a few weeks prior to the rally. Sure it's just oil and shouldn't make any difference, call it part superstition and part practicality because I don't know who carries their oil in case I need to add some.

I did tell them that I'd discuss it with them if I got picked for 2021, but since my Indy isn't carrying their oil I doubt I will see them again.
Looking at your fantastic mileage mate, i would stay with the Syn3!!
It must be a rubbish oil!
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Looking at your fantastic mileage mate, i would stay with the Syn3!!
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