maverick9611, Have you ever considered sending a 5000 mile used sample of your chosen Amsoil into BSL to see if you are getting the performance Out of Your Oil that Amsoil advertises?
I would love to read a 5000 mile or even a 3000 mile KLR650 Amsoil report in the Oil Analysis Thread!
If you are really confident in your chosen oils performance, run it to the 7500 mile mark. We can divide the miles travelled into the ppm to compare ppm per 1000miles travelled very readily.
Interesting prospect, pdwestman! However, I see a couple of difficulties in forming valid conclusions from the test ("Executive Summary," I think the comparison should be done with different oils, SAME bike):
1) A valid comparison between Amsoil and another lubricant, seems to me, would not be available from the proposal, because . . . no BASELINE exists for maverick9611's bike's oil analysis history. As in, an previous/subsequent analysis history of the usage interval with another lubricant.
A more valid (and perhaps sooner-available) comparison would be, I think, an oil analysis comparison between your bike's 7,500 mile maintenance interval with Amsoil, and previously-completed analyses of Kawasaki engine oil. Your bike would serve as the CONTROL element in the experiment. A "one-shot" analysis of maverick9611's oil lacks a control element.
Alternatively, maverick9611 could have analyses performed of Amsoil and another lubricant used in his bike, then compare the data.
2) Another difficulty in the evaluation, appears to me, is . . . the proposed test assumes LINEAR wear rates proportional to mileage--may not be the case. As viscosity shears along the test interval, wear rates may be different between mileage segments at 3000 miles, and mileage segments at 7,500 miles. (Don't know this, but . . . expect wear rates between, say 2000 and 3000 miles to be different from those between 6500 and 7500 miles; on the other hand, the wear rates may be strictly linear between beginning and end mileage intervals.
Those nit-picks aside (my reservations regarding valid comparison data may be completely unfounded), the comparison you propose seems interesting and innovative, to me . . . I'll contribute toward the analysis fee, if maverick9611 wants to launch the analysis you propose for comparison with wear rates, i.e., 3000 miles with Kawasaki oil on your bike, 7500 miles with Amsoil on maverick9611's bike.