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Old 06-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Best Oil for Me?

im positive i may need to run thicker oil in my sv, maybe im wrong but at the very least entertain the thought

im almost due to change it out anyway, but im running mobil 1 full synthetic 10w-40.

not sure if that is thick enough, but i feel like the bike was shifting smoother when it was colder but now that its scorching constantly its getting harder to shift, ive already played around with my clutch cable. so if its not the oil then im guessing ill need to pull apart stuff to check forks? but to begin with i want to try oil
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Switch to GP shift, will make upshifting (2-3) much more positive and easier

Sorry, can't properly give an answer to the oil question. But maybe try another oil and see?

"Check forks"...assuming you mean shift forks.....Can you properly inspect transmission components on an SV without splitting the cases?
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Switch to GP shift, will make upshifting (2-3) much more positive and easier

Sorry, can't properly give an answer to the oil question. But maybe try another oil and see?

"Check forks"...assuming you mean shift forks.....Can you properly inspect transmission components on an SV without splitting the cases?
gp shifting is...interesting, lol i may leave it for a few days. already accidentally shifted to 1st instead of 3rd.
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I run 20w50... I have run 20w50 in all ATV and Motorcycle and even in my truck for years. I think its a pretty common practice.
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I can't see how a heavier oil would magically make it easier to shift. Or transmissions don't have synchros, they have face teeth.
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I can't see how a heavier oil would magically make it easier to shift. Or transmissions don't have synchros, they have dogbones.
I didn't even really read this thread... maybe my post was irrelevant.. guess what I meant was for engine operation I prefer 20w50... really wasn't talking in relation to shifting...

Its an 05 so it doesn't have the shift problems seen in the 03 and 04... where the shift star caused a few problems. hmmm

What do you mean harder to shift? Are you speed shifting or clutching? What gears are you specifically having issues with?
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I know where your coming from, I too feel as if Mobil one is kinda thin compared to what I normally use.

Try some Amsoil 10-40 in your SV

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Check the manual, use something close. It's not as big of a deal as you may think.
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Check the manual, use something close. It's not as big of a deal as you may think.
Ditto. I prefer a expensive oil for some reason. But my beemer just says to use a motor oil made in the last 30 years in a seemingly infinite selection of weights. On most bikes you'll want to meet a certain spec for wet clutches. Mine is dry so I just have to use automotive spec SF or above.
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On most bikes you'll want to meet a certain spec for wet clutches.
Yes, and normally the manual will specify the acceptable types which are easy to find on the oil bottles.
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well i may be wrong, but it does seem thin and watered down lol

its just downshifting to first gear honestly coming to a stop.

i asked about oil because i ran 20-50 in my 900rr and loved it coming from 10-40. but i remember a shop telling me it was to thick for my wet clutch??

i wanna run the thicker oil cause it feels, to me, better
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