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mobil 1 V twin 211 19.48%
mobil 1 20/50 gold cap 100 9.23%
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that is why they have horse races and motorcycle races......a difference of opinion. What is great about america is that we all can buy and use what we want (with certain limits) and be happy.....why anyone gets upset about others reporting personal good reports about whatever they use is beyond me. I read on here about how good american elite tires were and i put a set on yesterday and i am very happy others let me know their experience (these tires, the way i ride are head and shoulders above the 401 and 402s imho)...so as long as others type about whatever...i will read it....whether i will do anything different just depends on how well their presentation is put forward.
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since you asked Kawasaki 20/50 Cj-4, MA. Both holes. Hard to find 20/50 dino with diesel rating and MA, is a bonus, IMO. Mobil makes some but seems to only be available outside of US.
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I don't drink the synthetic (not even synthetic anyway) kool aid either. Just as impressive results. I just don't run it for 10,000 miles.
Any properly maintained engine can provide many trouble free miles by using the proper weight oil and changing it regularly. No need to spend a ridiculous amount of $$$ on oil with misleading labels. It's foolish to think you're gaining some advantage by doing so.
But people have the uncanny ability to convince themselves of just about anything they want in their mind.
Throw in the pack mentality and next thing you have is "this oil is far superior cuz so and so said so and his bike has bookoo miles on it and he's the best grease monkey at the dealership in bumfukt, iowa" when the reality of the situation is the oil he uses has very little to do with either fact.
Its been proven time and again that synthetic oil is better than conventional oil... that does not mean that conventional is bad just that synthetic is better ....use what you like but saying synthetic is not better is just not true..

here is one study....

http://www.thedrive.com/news/11245/a...entional-stuff

there are many more out there if you dont like this one...
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