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Offline SVonhof

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Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« on: May 12, 2011, 05:57:50 pm »
I know a guy who is a dealer and can have it drop shipped to my house. I know another guy where I can buy only what I need (since I don't need a case).

What is your take?
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 06:03:46 pm »
No.  I've had shifting issues with it.  Went to Mobil 1 and they went away.  Not scientific, but I'm not going back to it.
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 06:10:32 pm »
I've used Scamsoil in mine, and my ZX14, with no isuses.

mY c14 also likes rotella synth, mobile 1, MOTUL synth, etc
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 06:10:43 pm »
I use Valvoline 20/50 4 stroke motorcycle oil

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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 06:11:34 pm »
No.  I've had shifting issues with it.  Went to Mobil 1 and they went away.  Not scientific, but I'm not going back to it.

I've heard of a few people with that same experience!


Oil thread, here we go!  :popcorn:

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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 06:25:02 pm »
we need 27 pages of driveshaft failures in a thread. and we need 27 threads on how michelin tires are junk and won't turn
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 06:26:10 pm »
Bob? Cap'n Bob? Is that you? I thought I recognized a pattern regarding the Amsoil.  ;D

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I've heard of a few people with that same experience!


Oil thread, here we go!  :popcorn:
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 06:30:36 pm »
Amsoil works great for me. I've used it in several of my bikes and am pleased. No shifting issues observed. I'm 100% satisfied with it.
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 08:55:28 pm »
Have had Amsoil in it for the last oil change. Cannot justify the expense. Didn't notice any difference over any other oils I've used. Going with Rotella this time around. Seemed to get alot of positive reviews on the old website.

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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 08:58:29 pm »
Amsoil is a scam. Anyone that gets sucked into the Amway type multi level marketing hype falls for it. Not me. Do some research on the internet and learn about oil. Oil threads are the spam of internet forums. It's kind of like, how do you kiss a girl? You kiss her like whatever leads to kissing the main attraction.
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 09:00:20 pm »
I've looked at the stuff repeatedly, read the literature, can't find anything so wunderful about it to justify the price.

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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 09:03:52 pm »
Well, I think that answers all I needed to know guys!  It's expensive and may not be worth it.

I was wondering because of the supposedly long time you can leave it in the engine (not sure I would trust any oil to go 20k+ miles).
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011, 10:01:55 pm »
Overpriced......overhyped........junk.......snakeoil!!!!! AKA SCAMSOIL!
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 03:03:01 am »
I wanted to start an "old" oil thread from the previous forum.  You remember the one "HELP dealer released bike with no oil" thread.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find it in the all powerful googe.  Too bad to, that one was epic.   :D

BTW I don't use amsoil.
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Re: Anyone use Amsoil in the C14?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 09:27:46 am »
I don't think it's snake oil.  I think it's a good high quality synthetic.  But I don't think it's better than other good quality synthetic oils out there and therefore a bit overpriced.