By that do you mean automotive oil?ive heard m any different things from many different people.. i changed my oil last sunday. however i did not take the right lower fairing off.. just kinda held it out while removing the filter casing and filter.. however i should add i wasnt intendinding on totally changinging the oil, i wanted to have a look at the filter cause i bought 2 different at the local moto store and wanted to see which one fit and mistakedly found that by loosening the casing bolts oil comes out..imagine that!!Duh! anyways putting the new filter on with the spring gasket ond filter on properly was a pain in the ass!! i acctually had my girlfriend out in the garage helping me put the bolts bak into the casing while i held the whole oil filter, spring, gasket sanwitch together..got it bak together but was prepared as farc as having oil to put in so i called my local honda dealer and he said synthetic 10w 30 sae would be fine just regular run of the mill motor oil, and he said it would not effect the warranty negativly in any way..page 117 of the owners manual lists 4 or 5 different kinds of oil you can use..hope all goes well with your oil change..oh and i have about 400 miles on my moto..
You don't want to use auto oils. Current auto oils, 30-grade and below, have Friction Modifiers that can cause clutch slipping. Oils above 30-grade (5W-40, 10W-40, etc) don't have modifiers, but still aren't a good choice IMO. Auto oils currently have lower levels of ZDDP (Zinc and Phosphorus) than they did previously. That's not a problem for cars with roller cam lifters, but solid lifter designs (like cycles) need higher levels of ZDDP to protect the cams from galling.
Diesel oils like Shell Rotella (conventional and synthetic) have higher levels and no modifiers, and are a good choice.
Cycle-specific oils have the same high levels.
I've run Rotella T6 synthetic in many of my cycles with good results, and just recently changed to Castrol 4T Racing cycle oil. I may give Motul a try next time around. IMO Motul is definitely one of the best, but Rotella T6, Castrol 4T cycle, Mobil1 4T cycle, and similar are more than adequate for all but the most demanding conditions.
If I was racing I'd be using a Motul double Ester synthetic.