Oil choice vs Heat


10 replies to this topic
  • Cosmo

Posted October 23, 2005 - 12:58 PM

#1

I ride a 99' XR600. Stock motor with an FMF pipe. I'm wanting to keep the temp. down in the motor.Any oil suggestions? Has anyone tried the 2cool advertised here on TT? I use the bike for Baja,etc.

  • rmhrc630

Posted October 23, 2005 - 02:07 PM

#2

Big ass oil cooler is the trick - like what Johnny C used to use in baja

  • goblin127

Posted October 23, 2005 - 02:14 PM

#3

Obviously the synthetic would be the way to go.

  • RingKingPin

Posted October 23, 2005 - 04:12 PM

#4

Obviously the synthetic would be the way to go.


Yup, that way you can find the leaks AND blow the muffler bearing!

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted October 23, 2005 - 06:25 PM

#5

dude, just run 10/40.

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  • Shawn_Mc

Posted October 23, 2005 - 06:49 PM

#6

20-50 Mobile1 synthetic. Its amazingly resistant to heat and the trans works nicely on it too.

An oil cooler is definitely a good idea.

  • rmhrc630

Posted October 23, 2005 - 09:49 PM

#7

20-50 Mobile1 synthetic. Its amazingly resistant to heat and the trans works nicely on it too.

An oil cooler is definitely a good idea.



yeah I got an Setrab version from precision concepts - man this thing is massive but the lines themselves add like a quart of oil capacity.!!!

  • LotsOfBikes

Posted October 23, 2005 - 09:50 PM

#8

If you are concerend about oil heat, install all of the plumbing and cooler from an XR400R. I've seen this done. It is not hard at all.

  • TimBrp

Posted October 24, 2005 - 06:15 AM

#9

Stay away from anything listed with MOLY in it. Not friendly on your clutch. Best bet would be a semi synthetic blend in a 20w-50. Spectro makes a great oil and you can get the same from Honda too.

  • BRP-rider

Posted October 24, 2005 - 07:25 AM

#10

I run 20w-50. :banghead:

  • Phuzzy McPhuzzface

Posted October 24, 2005 - 07:32 AM

#11

I run 20w-50. :banghead:


Ditto.

20W-50 here in Texas.

Change it often. :banghead:





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