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Old 01-02-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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What Size Oil Filter

anyone know what size filter i need for my cbr?

oh and can i use 10w-30 full synthetic for my bike?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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I was told to never use synthetic on a m/c
i got the filter, but all i run is full synthetic on mine...ran it on the 250 and the 900...but maybe because you have a vtwin?
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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i would run 10w40 myself unless the manual calls specifically for 10w30. The Fram part number is PH6018, you can get that or use that to cross reference to the brand you want.
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Why do you never use synthetic?
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i dont use synthetic. waste of money.
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she said never to use synthetic on a motorcycle....pretty sure synthetic wont hurt your bike though.
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not at all. but unless you race or do alot of track days, theres not really an advantage to using it.

so im told by a certain expert.
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maybe not. i was just trying to clarify for him that he is good with either. synthetic is fine, i run it in my current bike and my previous bike.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:48 PM   #10
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my 650 hated synthetic, it ran so much better after i switched back to the cheap stuff, i may never use the stuff again, total waste of $. just my opinion.
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synthetic in every motor - my 50
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I buy oil made for a motorcycle; since the friction clutches run with the same fluid.

Just my 2 cents.
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I buy oil made for a motorcycle; since the friction clutches run with the same fluid.

Just my 2 cents.
I think motorcycle spec oil is the key. If synthetic was so bad then why do all the bike manufacturers make mineral oil as well as synthetic?
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synthetic! and anyone that has a newer bike will benefit from it period! if you have an older bike then you may not want to use it as it may cause some problems, and Azylum(mikey) if your not saving money then your doing sumthin waaaaayyy wrong with your oil and filter changes, and your expert is wrong so that makes him a non expert and no that isn't open to discussion
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Just use M/C oil and you'll be ok. I've heard that car motor oil can cause clutch problems. synthetic oil should be better as long as its moto oil
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Motul mineral oil.

I never believed in it until Patrick made me put it in the busa. My bike was different from there on out.


I put synthetic in the 600 once for 100 miles, then put regular oil back in it since the shifting got harder due to the oil being too thin in bias.
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Yeah you have to use a motorcycle specific I was told due to the clutch also being lubricated by it, some kind of friction modifiers I believe pat said
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