cliffh wrote:There are those who don't like synthetics, and there are those who do like synthetics.
There also a few facts about synthetics are difficult to deny:
1) They cost more.
2) They are far more stable than standard oils, as in heat stable and tolerant.
3) They retain their stated viscosity even when at 0 degrees and flow immediately when the engine is started.
4) They are just more slippery than most standard oils.
5) The most expensive motors and engines in the world come standard with them.
6) The average Ural user, under normal riding conditions, may never notice the difference if they use synthetic oils.
So let's see then, stuck in traffic with a VERY hot engine....bet you wish now you had synthetic oil in the crankcase. Same if you do winter riding. "Normal" riding...well, you have to decide if the extra cost is worth it. I sure do not believe it would hurt the engine in any case.
+1 from city driver in SWFL