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    OK guys I did it and now regret it. )o; At 10,000 miles on my 06 the base gasket had a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry small leak that I would wipe off every 100 miles at fill-ups.. That was with yamalube dino oil. I got talked into trying ams oil 10/40 full syn.......... Now it leaks like H%$^%&^*ll. 5 miles and I'm wiping.. I am so P%$^%&^*ed. I told myself "DON'T" do it.. OMM.

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    Yep. Them smaller molecules can find more holes in the fence than the bign's.



    Try switching back untill you get that base gasket fixed. It'll slow it down a bit.



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    My 2005 was the same. No leak till about 5k miles. Soon as I put synthetic in it, it bled like a stuck pig. Switching back to dino did seem to slow it. This weekend I pulled the cylinder, the base gasket had almost completely disintegrated.
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    Me too! 2005 model and ran dino oil until last fall when I switched to full synthetic. Prior to synthetic - no leak. After the switch, I can see some moisture. Basically, I smell it more than it leaks. Mine does not leak like you all are describing, so I guess I'm lucky so far. I've not had to add any oil inbetween oil changes. But I keep a close watch on it just the same.
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    Hmmmmm...

    This scares me a little. I was waiting until I had 2000 miles on mine and was planning on switching to synthetic. I wipe away a little film once in a while from one side of the head gasket, not much at all, but still...



    I wonder after reading this, if I should just be happy with using non-synthetic oil.



    I am getting ready to strip down the bike, do some painting, and spruce it up a bit soon. I'd be upset if I switched over and it started leaking worse than it is now. Thinking I better put new gaskets in the top end while it is down and maybe I should just stay with non-synthetic. Any comments?
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    I don't why I changed........ Well I do, My wife always complained that hers shifted harder than it should.. So I thought let's give full syn a try.. As long as I was changing hers I would change mine...... First thing I told her was, I sure hope they don't start leaking. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. Oh I hate being right.. I have two 2010 gaskets in the bike shed just waiting.. DARN. OMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omm View Post
    I don't why I changed........ Well I do, My wife always complained that hers shifted harder than it should.. So I thought let's give full syn a try.. As long as I was changing hers I would change mine...... First thing I told her was, I sure hope they don't start leaking. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. Oh I hate being right.. I have two 2010 gaskets in the bike shed just waiting.. DARN. OMM.
    That is why I was thinking about switching over, for the easier shifting, but I think I am changing my mind..
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    I too switched for shifting reasons. Synthetic oil may have some other great qualities, but I haven't really noticed a difference in regards to shifting, except for the first few miles after the change. Gonna stay with synthethic just the same.
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    I never really thought about until now, but mine started leaking after I switched to synthetic too. I'm doing a long ride this weekend and I'll probably try to tackle the gasket after that. Not looking forward to it

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    I wonder how many people out there only use non-synthetic oil?



    It kinda seems like they have less problems.



    I am thinking I am going to just keep using regular oil.
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