Mobil Delvac 1 5W-40 94 ZX-11 1579 miles

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This is Mobil Delvac 1 with 4 ounces of Lube Control at the start, and with maybe .25 quarts of Rotella T synthetic as top up. This oil seemed to work great right up to the end, shifted nicer than an other oil I've tried. Lab is OAI.
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Miles on unit          34544
Miles on Oil           1579
Iron                   18
Chromium               1
Lead                   1
Copper                 6
Tin                    0
Aluminum               11
Nickel                 0
Silver                 0
Silicon                6
Boron                  55
Sodium                 5
Magnesium              468
Calcium                2375
Barium                 0
Phosphorus             1163
Zinc                   1400
Molybdenum             0
Titanium               0
Vanadium               0
Potassium              0
Fuel                   <1
[email protected]              11.72
Water                  0
Glycol                 NEG
TBN                    8.92
Oxid                   3.0
Nitr                   7.0 

Even the mighty Delvac 1 gets chewed down to a 30wt in a motorcycle. Frankly, as long as it feels good and protects well, I don't care if it shears down a grade. I've even been toying with the idea of running GC when it gets cooler! Currently I am running the new Amsoil 10W-40 motorcycle oil which I plan to sample at 700 miles and 1500 miles.
 
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iron and copper are pretty high for this few a miles on the oci. with Al of 11, i have to guess you are slipping the clutch a little every once in a while too. silicon of 6 means your air filter is doing pretty good too. when was the last time you changed the air filter? whose oil filter are you using?
 

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The oil filter is Kawasaki. I'm not sure about the air filter, but it is probably also a Kawasaki piece. I don't know when it was last changed, I bought the motorcycle this May and haven't changed it yet (though I will probably do so in the off season). My basic practicehen driving any manaully shifted transmission is to slip the clutch as llittle as possible, but with my Kawasaki I might slip it a bit more than is necessary.
 
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