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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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2018 R1 - Oil For First Service

Hey all,

Just wondering if I should go full synthetic or semi synthetic for the first oil change on my 18 R1. I've been told that the existing oil in there is still mineral oil, so I can go anywhere from there.

Has anyone gone semi synthetic? My 06 Ninja has been running like a champ on semi synthetic for 13 years.

Always trying to save a little cash, but not at the expense of my bike. The owners manual says full synthetic, and yet I'm still unsure.

Any recommendations on the oil for my first service?


Thanks, everyone!

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The short answer: Do what the manual recommends.
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The short answer: Do what the manual recommends.
Thats what I was leaning towards. Any recommendation on brand?
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Thats what I was leaning towards. Any recommendation on brand?
Oh boy... If you ask 50 different people you may get 50 different answers. I'm a Castrol fan. Why? Because I've never had any issues with it in any of my vehicles lol. That's pretty much the argument anyone will make for any brand of motor oil that they choose. In the end it seems to boil down to personal preference, though there is science and research done to see which brands of oil maintain their properties longer. If you want to dig that deep into it there are multiple forum discussions about it. How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?
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Oh boy... If you ask 50 different people you may get 50 different answers. I'm a Castrol fan. Why? Because I've never had any issues with it in any of my vehicles lol. That's pretty much the argument anyone will make for any brand of motor oil that they choose. In the end it seems to boil down to personal preference, though there is science and research done to see which brands of oil maintain their properties longer. If you want to dig that deep into it there are multiple forum discussions about it. How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?
Ha, very good point. I only want to get far enough to come up with a few options. I'm a castrol guy myself in my ninja. So i guess it'd make sense that I could put that in my yamaha as well. I'll find a full synthetic oil to put in there.

Thanks for the help!
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Seems like you made your decision, so we won't bother you with the other 49 opinions.
how about just one?
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Don't twist my arm... ouch... ok ok ok, Mobil 1 full synthetic. Just like milheim above I've used it all of my R1s and all of my cars & trucks.

Here's what I use for my R1...

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...2286/8026541-P
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Don't twist my arm... ouch... ok ok ok, Mobil 1 full synthetic. Just like milheim above I've used it all of my R1s and all of my cars & trucks.

Here's what I use for my R1...

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...2286/8026541-P
Hahaha, thanks man, I appreciate all the input.
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