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dad-gum oil debate

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Guys I’m having a hard time choosing which oil I want to switch to now that I’ve got 4k on the odometer. I’ve been running Yamalube up to this point. I’ve read plenty and am just curious to see what yall are running. Honestly I’d like to go with something that can be had at Wal-Mart or a common auto supply store. If I’m in a pinch I want to have a readily available supply no matter where I’m at. I've been going back and forth with the idea of synthetic or regular. For synthetics I'm eyeballing the Mobil 1 V-Twin 20w-50 as well as the Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40. From what I can tell the Mobil 1 V-twin is more designed for air-cooled engines with an external primary drive…plus it’s not JASO certified and I’m not sure it’s ok to run with a wet clutch. For a non-synthetic I've been thinking about Valvoline's 4 Stroke Motorcycle 20w-50. Opinions? Concerns? Thoughts?
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When I first got mine I was gonna do the switch, but the more I thought about it I realized I have never kept a bike more than 15,000 miles. I guess what I am saying is I really don't see an advantage (maybe fuel eco) to synthetic oil over conventional ,in a motor that most riders will never take to 50,000 miles. In my truck its a different story but for me the added cost just isnt worth it. (just my 2 cents) 8)
I Run the yamalube , also never had the 'break-in' service done. My dealer said thats fine just keep receits for oil and filter changes and they will have no problem honoring any warranty related issues.
I don't know call me crazy, but I always stick with factory filter or mobli 1 filter. Like I said before syn oil in a bike seems a little overkill but I always sweat that the cheapy filters just are not as good.
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