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2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? #4503804
08/31/17 07:03 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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I have used Shell Rotella 15W-40(or Delvac) in many of my other motorcycles. Bought my first super sport Yamaha R1.

Was wondering, should I use any 10W40(car specific) or stick to diesel 15W-40 oil? Or make my own blend of 20W40 with 10W40 or 15W40? Manual specify a wide range from SAE20W50SE to SAE10W30SE, based on temperatures and all.

For reference, I don't ride and drive like a maniac! :P

Thanks for all the help.


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503826
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if you dont ride and drive like a maniac, why an R1? (just kidding...) it's a beautiful piece of machinery! I've fallen for the "motorcycle oil" marketing bug and MA specs. no need to blend up a 20w-40 for a Yammy; I use 20w-50 mid summer; and 10w-40 in the cooler seasons. Ok, right now I am running Amsoil 20w-40


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503843
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And forget it.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 103K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503846
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It's just personal preference but I always used Repsol Moto4T Racing 10w-40.


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503887
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Thanks guys, I'll stick to Delvac or Rotella and call it a day !


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503942
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Ive ran walmart m1 15-50 with great results. Better 2nd gear shifts in my r6


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4503955
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I have a few acquaintances that use Amsoil 10w40 or Amsoil 20w50 in their R1 and GTS-1000. What does the factory call for ? I think 10w40.

Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: Dylan1303] #4504107
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Originally Posted By: Dylan1303
Ive ran walmart m1 15-50 with great results. Better 2nd gear shifts in my r6


Was it car M1 15W50?


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: rubberchicken] #4504108
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Originally Posted By: rubberchicken
I have a few acquaintances that use Amsoil 10w40 or Amsoil 20w50 in their R1 and GTS-1000. What does the factory call for ? I think 10w40.


Thanks. Factory call for : Manual specify a wide range from SAE20W50SE to SAE10W30SE, based on temperatures and all.


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4504208
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I own 5 Yamaha R1's
2001 Champions edition (same generation as yours)
2002 (first fuel injected model)
2006 LE Model
2009 (first crossplane engine year)
2017 R1M

I run Mobil 1 15W-50 (car type) in all of them and my 12 other motorcycles.

Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: 1foxracing] #4504211
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Originally Posted By: 1foxracing
I own 5 Yamaha R1's
2001 Champions edition (same generation as yours)
2002 (first fuel injected model)
2006 LE Model
2009 (first crossplane engine year)
2017 R1M

I run Mobil 1 15W-50 (car type) in all of them and my 12 other motorcycles.


Now you are right guy to ask many questions.

What kind of filter do you suggest? I'll get 15W50 M1 from Walmart.

BTW, how's 1st generation in terms of reliability and for many miles when compared to other R1's?


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: Dylan1303] #4504213
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Originally Posted By: Dylan1303
Ive ran walmart m1 15-50 with great results. Better 2nd gear shifts in my r6


Agreed.

Same experience.


Multiple Diesel and Gasoline vehicles
Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4504276
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: 1foxracing
I own 5 Yamaha R1's
2001 Champions edition (same generation as yours)
2002 (first fuel injected model)
2006 LE Model
2009 (first crossplane engine year)
2017 R1M

I run Mobil 1 15W-50 (car type) in all of them and my 12 other motorcycles.


Now you are right guy to ask many questions.

What kind of filter do you suggest? I'll get 15W50 M1 from Walmart.

BTW, how's 1st generation in terms of reliability and for many miles when compared to other R1's?


My 2001 has around 56,000 miles all put on by me since I purchased it new back then. It has been a reliable solid performer with zero issues in the 16 years I have owned it. I like Baldwin oil filters and the part # for your application would be B1400. I purchase them from a local Kenworth dealer.

Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4504283
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choose Redline and stick with the viscosity in the OM


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Re: 2000 Yamaha R1 Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs] #4505919
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Amsoil 20w-50 runs and shifts best in my 02 FZ1.

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