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Given Shell Advance 4T Ultra isn't available in the US. What oil are you fellas / girls opting for ?

My dealer sells Motul 300V which is Ester based, whereas Shell Advance 4T isn't.

Its what i used for the 600 mile service on my DIY, but its like $70 which is an v.expensive.

Am i just being a cheap ass ?
 

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Dealer stuck Amsoil in the bike when I brought it in for first service.

I've since done my own oil changes and use Motul 300V.

As long as its full synthetic motorcycle oil, I see no reason to worry too much about it.
 

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I would highly recommend using synthetic oils in a hot running air-cooled engine. The smaller molecules transfer and dissipate heat more effectively than conventional and resist thermal breakdown at a higher threshold.

The factory recommended oils for all modern Ducati engines are synthetic.

The cost difference is not very substantial if you consider how infrequent you need to change it.
 

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My dealer here in Ohio stocks plenty of Shell Advance 4T Ultra in 15w50 and 10w40. They sell it cheap too, $10 a quart. All legitimate Ducati dealers should be stocking this oil, or at least be able to get it.

I use the 10w40 in the winter and the 15w50 in summer.
 

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I use Razee motorcycles in Rhode Island ( I'm in southern Massachusetts) and they stock the recomended Shell oil at a fair price. If they're close on a price I always try and give them my business.
 

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I had my first 600mi service done about a month ago...the dealer I go to was originally a yamaha dealer...they now have ducati, honda, and a few others all at the same location...they SWEAR by yamalube...
although I'm sure they do that because of the price that they get on it, to be honest, my bike feels strong, and i don't think an engine knows wtf is in it. if its being lubricated and keeping heat in check, its fine.
 
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