Amsoil opinion. - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
Uncle Ike's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Monticello, Florida.
Posts: 74
Talking Amsoil opinion.

All right, her comes my opinion piece on Amsoil. I have used Valvoline synthetic in two GMC trucks and both now have 100,000+ miles, no problems. I like synthetic, I will continue to use synthetic. I am currently breaking in a new 2012 Vulcan Voyager, last week I rode 200 miles around Daytona and the dash MPG was 34.2. MPG has been creeping up during break in. I did the 600 mile oil change and for the first time used Amsoil synthetic 10w-40. Today I did nearly the identical ride to Cocoa Beach, on the way mileage was 34.2 on the way back it was 34.4 MPG. I have been told many tall tales about Amsoil over the years and decided to test it myself, no big jump in mileage, no big change in shifting or acceleration. I really didn't think there would be. Do I think Amsoil is a premium synthetic? Yes. Will I continue to use it in this bike? Yes. Have I become a member of the Amsoil Zombie Cult? No.
Uncle Ike is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Top Contributor
new kawi rider's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: shelbyville il
Posts: 636
Its no better than other synthetics. I tried and thought the bike shifted worse than with Mobil 1 4T.

Sent from Free App

2010 Voyager
Scootworks 2 inch fat risers
vance&Hines slipons
Mustang Wide Touring studded
Michelin commander 2
Ipod adapter
Titanium header wrap
8 to 12.5 inch bagger windshield
Iso grips with Rays throttle mod
Chrome rear floor board covers
Kams Kit
new kawi rider is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Top Contributor
twowheeladdict's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 2,656
When I can get it at wholesale I buy a case, otherwise I use whatever motorcycle synthetic I can get for the best price.

2010 Vulcan Voyager 1700 ABS, 2007 Vulcan Mean Streak 1600
2012 Concours 1400, 2011 Versys 650, 2012 KLX250S

see my garage for list of accessories
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 08:15 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 83
any opinions on royal purple?
Chubbs is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 08:26 PM
Lifetime Premium
Old Bear's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Clarksville, TN
Year/Make/Model: 2017 Kawasaki Vaquero
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Red
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,384
Originally Posted by Uncle Ike View Post
... Have I become a member of the Amsoil Zombie Cult? No.
Well, of course you haven't. You didn't drink the extra quart! That'll clean your innards out and make you a believer!

Jerry "Old Bear" Barker
Clarksville, TN
Americas Guardians PS MC
Tennessee 16-A Chapter
"Blaze" 2017 Vaquero
Old Bear is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Top Contributor
Romans5.8's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Displacement/CC's: 1700
Color: Orange SE
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,620
It's hard to find independent studies that weren't funded by or performed by Amsoil themselves. (Nothing against the product, but they ARE sneaky in some of their marketing practices), but many do show reductions in wear over other synthetics.

I use it, but not all the time. The price in-store is insanely high, I can get it online for a reasonable price but often it's a matter of convenience (only place I CAN get it is over an hour away) and I use Valvoline motorcycle synthetic 10W-40 in my 900. I can get that just about anywhere. Auto parts stores, hardware store, Wally World even if I end up in there.

"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer

2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)

Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack

Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT
Romans5.8 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 11:02 PM
Top Contributor
diehard rider's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Spring Valley IL.
Posts: 851
Originally Posted by Chubbs View Post
any opinions on royal purple?
I'm running Royal Purple for now, I put it in right in after I was thru the break in miles just to try it. I have about 5,600 miles on the purple and been checking it every thousand mile to see how it's holding up. It's not complete broke down but dam close, I have a total of 6,300 miles on my ride and will probably pull the plug about 7,000 miles. Will I run it again...NO! Not worth the extra money!

I will probably change over to ether Mobil T4 synthetic or even the Kawi full synthetic. There believe there is a forum member that has over 150,000 miles on his and all he ran was kawi oil in it. How can it much better than that?


Kawi Quick release backrest
Kawi Passanger floorboards
Kawi Luggage rack
Klockwerks 9" windshield
Mustang Seat
Mustang pass backrest pad
Ipod adapter kit/Ipod
Black ISO Grip
Offset ISO highway pegs
PC5 W/ignition
Freedom Performance True Dual Exhaust
Altrimax HP 195/55/16 car tire.
Leather saddlebag chaps
Thunder mfg Tornado air intake
Thunder mfg Throttle Body Gasket
diehard rider is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 07:27 AM
BOTM Winner, April 2013
tstorey823's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orlando, Fl.
Posts: 701
I don't believe the brand of oil is all that important, as long as you change it frequently enough. I use Purolator Pure One filters, which are very highly rated. I use Valveline or Castrol 10-40 motorcycle oil, but I recently bought some Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic 5W-40. It's JASO MA certified, approved for motorcycle wet clutch use. I change the oil at 3-4000 mile interval, or whenever it starts looking dirty. Really, oil is oil. I used to hear "bad" things about Castrol GTX, like it builds sludge in the oil pan. I used Castrol GTX 20W-50 exclusively in my 1986.5 Nissan pickup w/3.0 liter V6. I changed oil every 5k miles for the first 100,000 miles, then every 3K miles for the next 100,000 miles, then every 2,500 miles for the next 75,000 miles. Then I finally sold it after 20 yrs and 3 months, and 275,000 miles. The one and only time the engine was opened up was at about 200,000 miles when a cam had to be replaced.
The Consumer Reports oil test on NYC taxi cabs proved that. Their findings were "every brand of oil performed as well as the next, with every engine showing no significant signs of wear" after being torn down and all tolerances measured.

AKA The Green Hornet
tstorey823 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
Uncle Ike's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Monticello, Florida.
Posts: 74
So that's how you get in the cult.
Uncle Ike is offline  
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please give me your opinion Please brettbrady2000 New Member Introductions 0 10-16-2010 07:57 PM
Anti-ping resistor opinion 1500 Classic FI wled General Vulcan Talk 6 09-03-2010 01:52 PM
just a few opinion reviews of vulcan custom add ons lamarck1979 Vulcan 900 8 09-01-2010 11:53 PM
women riders' opinion of the 900 classic lt catspeaker Vulcan 900 25 06-29-2010 03:32 AM
'09 custom pricing, your opinion truckie453 Vulcan 900 12 05-04-2010 11:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome