FTER NEARLY 15 YEARS of using AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and lubricants, Ken
Burkhalter of Chelsea, MI still finds himself pleasantly surprised by the quality of
the products. Burkhalter said he loves AMSOIL products and uses them in "anything and
everything that comes under my control."
And that's a lot. The three farm tractors, ranging from a small 26 HP to a large
110 HP Massey, are equipped with AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil, AMSOIL oil and air
filters, and AMSOIL Synthetic Tractor Hydraulic / Transmission Oil. Burkhalter also
uses AMSOIL gear lubes in his vehicles.
The 2000 Honda Rancher model ATV with a 350cc engine, runs with AMSOIL 10W-40 High
Performance Motorcycle Engine Oil. His zero-turn lawn mower, log splitter, and small
engine water (pond) pump are also equipped with AMSOIL lubes and greases.
He runs AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil in his 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and 2002
Buick Rendezvous, along with the fram truck, 1991 Dodge Dakota that runs strong with
70,000 miles on the engine. These vehicles also have AMSOIL oil and air filters installed.
"While I proselytize AMSOIL products to all that will listen, I just send them to
your website to learn more," Burkhalter said. "I'm a great promoter."
Burkhalter has been newly impressed with AMSOIL products in his 1999 Honda Gold
Wing GL1500SE. He purchased it used with 15,000 miles on the engine. He put 5,000 miles
on the oil and fluids installed by the dealer he bought the bike from, and then installed
AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-40 High Performance Motorcycle Engine Oil.
"Upon riding the bike after the change, I was blown away," Burkhalter said. "Words
alone cannot describe the remarkable performance change." The engine starts easier and
quieter, and idles significantly faster.
Burkhalter also experienced an immediate improvement in shifting ease on the Gold
Wing. "I thought it might be my over-fertile imagination, but looking at the shop
manual closer I find that the transmission runs in the engine oil (not separate) so
the extreme smoothness, ease of shifting, and lack of gear gnashing can only be attributed
to the use of AMSOIL motorcycle oil.