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Old 09-16-2007, 06:01 PM
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Default CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

My 2005CBR1000RR is due an oil change, has 4500 miles on it.
I want to put the best oil in it regardless of cost.
I dont race it or use it for track-days, but I might do a track day in the near future.
Have been using semi, but was thinking of changing to fully synthetic oil, maybe castrol 4T fully synthetic.
However, there are so many opinions, about fully synthetic oil not being good for the engine.
I cant see how this could be true?
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

You have 4500 miles on your bike so it isbroken in. You can run any oil type (Dino, semi, or full synthetic) you want.

It will not hurt your engine to run a full synthetic oil if you want. As a matter of fact the full synthetic keeps the friction losses down.
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

I went Mobil 1 for mine. Full syn and not that expensive either only about 6 bucks a quart.
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

Get Honda's new fully synthetic HP4S. It's made for the bike. It says Honda on the bottle, but it is Mobil 1.
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

full synthetic. noted. thanx
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

repsol 4T full synth
very good but expensive

mobil 1 gold cap 15w50 car oil (non energy conserving)
as good and pretty much identical to repsol and half the price

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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

Repsol 10W50 Full Synthetic... Works!
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

Use the Repsol for crying out loud. They make a Repsol edition Honda for a reason. It's called marketing, so buy what they tell you, LOL.

For real though, if you haven't tried Repsol, it's worth it just to get the built-in pour spout. So convenient (or lazy). Well, that and it's the best.
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Default RE: CBR1000RR oil change due - Semi or fully synthetic?

I was told by one Honda dealer to wait at least 8,000 miles before synthetic. I also believe another post said the same thing.

I was also told by a Honda mechanic to put 20w-30 in my CBR. I asked why was that weightnot in the CBR manual? He replied its in the general manual. Of course I did nothing of the sort, and used GN4 10w-30 for my second change.

I'm just going to wait untill 8,000 to go synthetic.

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