No pissing contest.Sorry, CXPHREAK, I will not engage in a credential pissing contest.
You can accept my replies, ban me or ignore me...… It is your choice.
I do agree with Murray. The most prudent choice is to use what is recommended in the manual. IMHO, there is no "BEST" oil.
You did imply that my answer was contrary to the FSM.oh.....so now you are attempting to label me as a sniper.
Not good form for a Super Moderator.
If you care to reread my replies in this topic, you will discover I only stated what I use for viscosity and blend. I did not contraindicate the manual nor anyone else.
What oil were you using last year? Also, what was the air temperature when you were riding home? I don't claim to have an answer for you but I am very curious about this.Apologies to bencor21 for my earlier snarky remark but this is the number one favorite topic for hecklers.
One thing I have been wondering about regards oil is what type is best for these engines when running them all day long at modern highway speeds.
In town and back in the day when 55 mph was the limit, any acceptable oil does the job in these tough engines.
Last year my little CX500 was run all day at speed on a spring ride and I noticed it seemed to run different at the end of the day on the ride home from the barbecue.
Would a specific weight or brand have done a better job under those conditions ?