Please don't misunderstand me, when I referenced the 'molecules' I knew somebody would have to jump in and point out that polymers and minerals are different?!!. Masterminds.
Regardless of their make-up they get mashed under pressure and they get sliced into little itty bitty pieces that don't flow and resist pressures like nice fresh clean oil. I don't sit around long enough to enjoy the lingering viscosity advantages of syns over mins. Once again I reiterate, in my experience I have found more horsepower, cooler running temps, and the satisfaction of having added thermal protection attributes. The one thing I do is treat all oils the same in my machines. I don't follow mfg recommendations on oil services. My extreme duty machines, used on the street all get double filter changes at 1500 miles. My bikes are serviced at 600 miles. Oil and filter is changed, drive the vehicle around the block, r&r the filters again and top off the oil. It's not a cheap practice, I agree maybe even a little anal, but it works for me. If you have an engine that you'e worried about acid concentrations collecting in then maybe you need to rethink you're maintenance intervals. I've used full syns in everything from drag racing cars, endurance road racing v-8's, road racing 2 strokes, 4 strokes, desert racing v-8's, personal family, and work vehicles. Clutch slippage issues? Not once. First syn I ever used was Mobil 1. Had migration problems on even fresh motors when there were none with others. Same with Amsoil. I agree with Hub, eff all the blather, pick your own shit, change yer shit often and keep it well filtered. And just get your ass out there and ride your ZX-14R. I mean if you have one.
* Last updated by: One4R on 5/16/2012 @ 3:09 AM *
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'12 ZX-14R. Metallic Spark. Full CT duals, PC5, Brock's Pump Track map, Muzzy Bonneville Box, Muzzy fender eliminator,Heli-Risers. Redline Oils, Water Wetter, Shell 89, Meguiar's, NeverDull