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Old 08-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #11
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Loud valves? I gotta admit; that's a new one.

I'm going to have to think about that. How would an oil make the valves louder...

Or - is it that the rest of the engine is quieter?

It's not really the valves he's hearing. It's the engine singing:

"Oh we're the rocker arm assembly!
The rocker arm assembly.
We're the rocker arm assembly!
AND WE DON'T LIKE DIRT!!"
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #12
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Loud valves? I gotta admit; that's a new one.

I'm going to have to think about that. How would an oil make the valves louder...

Or - is it that the rest of the engine is quieter?
When I changed from mobil1 to Repsol the valve clatter became noticeable less. In addition my buddy's Street Triple was having notchy shifting until he switched to Redline. The 50% increase in price of Mobil1 didn't endear me either.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:02 AM   #13
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Man, don't use "Synthetic" - stuff's too slippery, Yo! It'll cause you to Throw A Rod!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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Mobil1 causes loud valves now. I won't touch it. Same problem in my buddy's Street Triple. I don't know what they did to it in the last few years but it is not the same.

I gave up on it for the same reason.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:19 AM   #15
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Man, don't use "Synthetic" - stuff's too slippery, Yo! It'll cause you to Throw A Rod!
Yeah, then you'd have to Lay 'Er Down!
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