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Old 09-28-2009, 08:10 PM   #21
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:19 PM   #22
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Each one takes a specific type of oil.
By this you mean each motorcycle?

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #24
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:39 PM   #25
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Tim thank you for your recomendations,

I allways hear people using car oil in their motorcycles and allways made me think not a good idea, but some people do it to save a buck or two, you could be doing harm to your engine and clutch so if you plan to keep that bike I will suggest you buy Motorcycle oil, even in selected Walmart's you can find Mobil one for motorcycles and the price of $9 a quart
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Tim, on the SRT8 engines they're speicifically calling for that oil. For the time being I'll run it and eventually will probably swap to Amsoil just like in the rest of my vehicles.

Ares, what I'm saying is I run a diesel specific oil in my diesel truck, a high performance automotive oil in my Jeep, and a motorcycle specific oil in my bikes, including a lighter weight in my DRZ vs my Duc.

I know there's a bunch of self appointed internet gurus that will swear they've been running Rotella T which is specifically for diesels in their bike with no issues but at the same time I've seen issues caused by running car oil in bikes, including usuing Rotella.

If there was no difference in the types of oils than the engineers that design the engine would all specifiy the same type.
Guess what, they don't, and I'll take their recommendations over some over zealous VFR owner who swears he got 300,000,000 miles running Rotella T.

I base my decisions on over 30 years of building all kinds of engines, and having seen thousnads of engines torn down and hundreds of oil analysis tests and comparisons.

My 2 cents, ymmv.
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I just got my service manual from the mail.

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in cold climates - SAE 10W-40 or 10W-50
in warm climates - SAE 20W-40 or 20W-50
Thanks guys. One last question: these specifically state in cold/warm climates. Since winter is coming up and I plan to use the bike over the winter, do I change to SAE 10W-40 or 10W-50 then change back to the warm climate oil?

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Thought of another question. Since the previous owner just changed the oil, can I differentiate what oil they used? Does the full synthetic look different from the ones mentioned above?
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I wouldn't think you could tell the difference, but just stick to 10w-40 or 50 for both weathers no? I'm no expert though I'm still learning. I also agree about sticking to car and motorcycle specific oils respectively.
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