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Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #4897193
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This thread has inspired me to switch oil on my 2017 R1, I was using redline 10w40 with good results, the price of redline is not that great though, I bought some of the VR1 40w the other day and it feels very good, I live in south florida so the temperature never really gets below 75F, the clutch feels exactly the same as it did with the redline also. Im going to run a few cycles of this oil and do a UOA. the best part is I got the oil for 5.44$ a quart compared to the 13-15$ redline price.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #4897545
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Changed the oil in my XSR900 today. Thought I'd try some Valvoline 10W-40 "4-Stroke" conventional. Shifting and clutch feels better than it did with the Yamalube 10W-40 conventional that was in the bike. The Valvoline was $4.45 a quart at Walmart.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: joe02151] #4897751
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Originally Posted by joe02151
This thread has inspired me to switch oil on my 2017 R1, I was using redline 10w40 with good results, the price of redline is not that great though, I bought some of the VR1 40w the other day and it feels very good, I live in south florida so the temperature never really gets below 75F, the clutch feels exactly the same as it did with the redline also. Im going to run a few cycles of this oil and do a UOA. the best part is I got the oil for 5.44$ a quart compared to the 13-15$ redline price.
. I decided to do the opposite with my 2009 Harley Superglide. I switched from Valvoline Vr1 20w50 conventional, to Redline 20w50 last oil change, and will extend the change interval from 2,500 miles with the Vr1 to 5,000 with the Redline. So far with 3,200 miles on the Redline, all is well. By doubling the OCI with the Redline, the cost will be a near wash. I’ve used the Vr1 conventional in 2 Harley’s for several years with no complaints but thinking the Redline might handle the heat a little better in my air cooled Harley. I’m not averse to switching back to the Vr1 but wanted to try a PAO based synthetic. $5.44 for the Vr1 is a killer price.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: joe02151] #4906554
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Originally Posted by joe02151
This thread has inspired me to switch oil on my 2017 R1, I was using redline 10w40 with good results, the price of redline is not that great though, I bought some of the VR1 40w the other day and it feels very good, I live in south florida so the temperature never really gets below 75F, the clutch feels exactly the same as it did with the redline also. Im going to run a few cycles of this oil and do a UOA. the best part is I got the oil for 5.44$ a quart compared to the 13-15$ redline price.


Perfect climate for a monograde, and anything around $5/qt for VR1 is a steal. Where did you find the SAE 40, Walmart?

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #4906555
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VR1 20W-50 is $4.47/qt at Walmart! Stock up!

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #4910215
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Originally Posted by jeff78
Originally Posted by joe02151
This thread has inspired me to switch oil on my 2017 R1, I was using redline 10w40 with good results, the price of redline is not that great though, I bought some of the VR1 40w the other day and it feels very good, I live in south florida so the temperature never really gets below 75F, the clutch feels exactly the same as it did with the redline also. Im going to run a few cycles of this oil and do a UOA. the best part is I got the oil for 5.44$ a quart compared to the 13-15$ redline price.


Perfect climate for a monograde, and anything around $5/qt for VR1 is a steal. Where did you find the SAE 40, Walmart?


I'm at 1300 miles on the oil so far, it feels great still, no clutch slipping or notchy shifting, I just bought 12 more quarts

https://www.rvautoparts.com/VV229-V...PIOBN2iOzA_05zGtQQpYmP5wZ4caAipzEALw_wcB

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: joe02151] #5041519
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Hey fellows, how is the continued use of the VR1 40wt? I am really considering this for my ZRX1200 this summer... don’t see a downside, certainly any clutch issues don’t seem to be there.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #5041939
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I ran several changes since I started using this oil, no issues so far, clutch feels great no slippage, I probably ran the oil for 4 or 5 changes 2000 miles each on my 2017 r1. I switched back this last change to maxima because I had extra.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: joe02151] #5042081
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R1 certainly has the hp and torque to slip a clutch if there ever was gonna be an issue. My ZRX doesn’t have the R1 top end, but sure has some beans down low and in the mid-range.

Thanks for the follow up.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: Bonz] #5042482
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joe02151, you said back in October you were going to do a UOA of the VR1 40wt. Did you ever have the chance?

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Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: Bonz] #5042629
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Originally Posted by Bonz
Hey fellows, how is the continued use of the VR1 40wt? I am really considering this for my ZRX1200 this summer... don’t see a downside, certainly any clutch issues don’t seem to be there.


Nothing new to report - no clutch issues, shifting is still excellent. I'm on my second change since the UOA up top was done. I'm going to do another UOA on the current fill as it's a 'winter' fill and I'm curious to see if anything will be different.

TBH, over the years I've used quite a few car oils (no EC grades though) in various motorcycles with wet clutches and only ever had a clutch slip once. That was on a bike with a Barnett Kevlar clutch and the first Castrol Syntec formula. The slip was immediately obvious. Changed it back to good ol' GTX and the slip was gone.

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: jeff78] #5042698
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Nice, look forward to what your next one looks like. Cheers2

Re: 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, Valvoline VR1 SAE 40, 4000 miles [Re: Bonz] #5044013
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Originally Posted by Bonz
joe02151, you said back in October you were going to do a UOA of the VR1 40wt. Did you ever have the chance?

unfortunately I did not do any UOA when I started, I wish I did because my opinion is really just speculation, I do plan on running more VR1 so I'll eventually get around to doing a UOA Im pretty curious to see the results.

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