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Old 09-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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i have on 05 636, and was wondering what is the best motor oil to use, i had a friend tell me to use 15 50 but i pulled the specs on my bike and it calls for 10 40 what is the diff between the two besides the viscosity, and what would YOU recommend


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Old 09-29-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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just put some mob1 full syn 10-40 in it
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i was lookingt at no more than $6 a qt but if its going to help my bike a lil more wont hurt
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:41 AM   #5
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just put some mob1 full syn 10-40 in it

thats what i was thinking, but what would the thicker 15-50 stuff do, would it help at all? or could it be just a suggestion he made cuz maybe thats what he uses.
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The book says 10-40? Duh, use 10-40. There are a million different answers to this question.
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I use 10w40 in my zx6, If you look in the owners manual it has a outside temp chart of what oils to use. Around here though you can use 10w40 all year.
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I use whatevers in the garage. Should of bought a Honda, you can't fill it with goat and it would still run faster then a Kawi




just kidding dude, Castrol 10Weather-40
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Thicker oil is just thicker oil. Take any brands 15-50 and 10-40, and they likely have the exact same additive package. If all you're doing is tooling around on the street, run the grade that the book calls for. People that do trackdays/racing might run a thicker grade for a little extra protection at the high oil temps and rpms that you'd see in these cases.
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hey i appreciate the help guys, i guess 10-40 is gonna be the way i go
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just kidding dude, Castrol 10Weather-40
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I just changed my oil friday and put royal purple full syn...10w-30.....that's what it said
For in the book but then I got home and seen it had 10-40 so I hope this will be ok til next change
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10w-50 won't hurt your bike and is just fine. My bike calls for 10w-40 and I use 10w-50 in the summer for the added heat protection when riding the track. 10w-50 can withstand more heat before the oil is broken down.
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Dude just follow what it recommends ignore brand preferences or recommendations to change oil weight.
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I put 10-30 royal purple in it.....it had 10-40 regular honda oil in it....figured I would
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I use Mobil 1 full synthetic in everything I own and never had any problems.
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