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Old 12-30-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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What Weight Oil

i forgot what weight i've used in my bike...

i think i used 10-40 synthetic...sound right?
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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i use 20-50 because it's so hot in Texas but 10w-40 is just fine
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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i use 20-50 because it's so hot in Texas but 10w-40 is just fine
wait should i switch over?
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
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it doesn't really matter but you'll get more protection from 20-50 the downside is it takes longer to heat up since it's thicker however, it's always effing hot in texas so it is basicly the same.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:22 PM   #7
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the busa receives 10-40 for me; and I use motorcycle oil(motul) since it has synthetic compounds for the transmission clutches.


the 600 cant use a regular synthetic; shifts too abruptly. So I use standard gear oil in it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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the busa receives 10-40 for me; and I use motorcycle oil(motul) since it has synthetic compounds for the transmission clutches.


the 600 cant use a regular synthetic; shifts too abruptly. So I use standard gear oil in it.
You use gear oil in a Gix 600? Like 80w90 gear oil for the rear end in a car? I wouldnt think that wouldnt quite lube the engine properly.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:33 PM   #9
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No sorry, standard oil, not synthetic.
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I got synthetic blend of 10-40 last go round (I think it was 10-40 )
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If you got a suzi check the oil fill cap; should be marked.



Everyone else should by a suzi.
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Amsoil, Mobil 1 Racing 4t, or Castrol r4 superbike. 10w-40

Make sure you buy motorcycle oil for your clutch's sake.
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Amsoil, Mobil 1 Racing 4t, or Castrol r4 superbike. 10w-40

Make sure you buy motorcycle oil for your clutch's sake.
ive never had any clutch problems what so ever and i run castrol gtx in almost everything
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Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w40. It smoothed out the shifting and I have no clutch slippage with it. It's the oil I use in all my vehicles. And you can buy it at Wal-Mart for $9 and some change per gallon.

To me this is a warm enough climate year round that you should'nt have to run below 10w or 15w40.
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Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15w40. It smoothed out the shifting and I have no clutch slippage with it. It's the oil I use in all my vehicles. And you can buy it at Wal-Mart for $9 and some change per gallon.

To me this is a warm enough climate year round that you should'nt have to run below 10w or 15w40.
is that synthetic?
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is that synthetic?
No. But the refining process is so good now that most brand name oils are close to synthetic quality. Here is a link to a write up about it.

http://www.allbusiness.com/transport.../636175-1.html

Here is a good reference explaining oil and how it is refined. It's a little long, but if you are really concerned about the type of oil you want to use I think it's worth a read.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Oils1.html
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i have owned over 30 bikes, in everyone i have always used basic castrol gtx 10 40 with zero issues, no clutch problems, and those that know me know i ride a bike to its complete limits
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i have owned over 30 bikes, in everyone i have always used basic castrol gtx 10 40 with zero issues, no clutch problems, and those that know me know i ride a bike to its complete limits
And there are people out there that would swear your engine is going to explode or lock up on you. As long as it's changed on a regular scheduled basis you will be fine.

The one type of oil you don't want in a motorcycle is the ones that say "Energy Conserving" on them. These will definitely make your clutch slip.
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