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Erik Buell Talks About AMSOIL Motorcycle Oils
AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is a premium oil designed for
those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles.
Extensive research resulted in an oil specially formulated to excel in
all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine rpm, wet-clutch
lubrication, extreme pressure regions of gears and rust common to
short drives and storage. AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil
is multi-functional and fulfills the requirements of both domestic and
foreign motorcycles. It outperforms other conventional and synthetic
AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first
API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL
The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.
Reduces Friction, Heat and Wear
In high heat conditions, AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil exceeds the
standard for high-temperature film strength (see graph) to deliver excellent
wear protection. It keeps engines running cool by effectively reducing friction and heat,
and it contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of
the operating conditions. AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is thermally (heat)
stable and contains maximum levels of oxidation-inhibitor additives. It is extremely
resistant to volatility and is engineered to prevent damaging sludge and carbon
deposits for superior engine cleanliness.
Provides Extreme-Pressure Protection for Gears
With AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil, there is no need for separate
transmission lubricants. It is shear stable and will not thin out from mechanical activity.
It performs like a gear lube without the negative effects of extreme-pressure additives,
such as poor wet-clutch performance.
Delivers Superior Rust and Corrosion Protection
Motorcycles are prone to rust from storage, humidity and short drives. Rust can cause
major damage such as uncontrolled wear, compression loss and blow-by. Good rust
protection, however, comes by design and is not natural to engine oils. Unlike many
motorcycle oils, AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil contains special anti-rust
agents that deliver superior rust protection. With its high 11.1 total base number (TBN),
10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil provides greater protection from acid corrosion and
helps maintain internal engine cleanliness.
Provides Excellent Wet Clutch Performance
AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil contains no friction modifiers and
promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement. It is engineered to control
heat and prevent slippage and glazing, promoting longer clutch life.
AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is recommended for
liquid- or air-cooled four-stroke motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and
UTVs requiring an SAE 10W-30 fluid. It meets SAE 80, API GL-1
gear oil requirements and is recommended for transmissions on
both two- and four-stroke motorcycles. AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic
Motorcycle Oil is recommended for Honda®, Yamaha®,
Suzuki® and Kawasaki® motorcycles and scooters, as well as
Arctic Cat®, Can-Am®, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki ATVs and
UTVs. Not recommended where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil
AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is compatible with
conventional and synthetic motor oils; however, mixing oils may
shorten the oil's life expectancy and reduce its performance
benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals
where oils have been mixed. Aftermarket oil additives are not
recommended for use with AMSOIL motorcycle oil.
Recommended for use up to twice the motorcycle manufacturer
change interval (miles/hours) or one year, whichever comes
first, in engines and transmissions. When using an engine filter
other than AMSOIL Ea® Motorcycle Oil Filter, change the filter
at standard intervals. For off-road use, change AMSOIL 10W-30
Synthetic Motorcycle Oil at motorcycle manufacturer intervals.
Racing or modified engines are excluded from extended
drain interval recommendations; oil changes are at the owner's
AMSOIL Product Warranty
AMSOIL products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty.
For complete information visit www.amsoil.com/warranty.aspx.
Health & Safety
This product is not expected to cause health concerns when
used for the intended application and according to the recommendations
in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). An SDS is available
online at www.amsoil.com or upon request at (715) 392-7101.
Keep out of reach of children. Recycle used oil and bottle.
TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL High Performance Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil (MCT)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445)
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D5800)
Four Ball Wear Test
(ASTM D4172: 40 kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm
Total Base Number
(ASTM D5481 @ 150ºC, 1.0 x 106 s-1), cP