best oil and coolent?
Posted January 25, 2006 - 10:06 PM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 01:12 AM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:06 AM
Posted January 26, 2006 - 05:39 AM
Any non-EC oil, changed frequently (between 5 and 10 hours) should perform well. I use Rotella T, change oil every ride, filter every other ride.
Posted January 27, 2006 - 08:03 PM
Do a search and you will find which car oils people are using and how to pick a good oil. Heaps of people like to use that shell rotella and mobil gold cap stuff.
So is any good motor car engine oil good for the bikes with joint engine/tranny oil or does it have to be a proper bike oil?
We don't bother in Australia using car oils, they are more expensive than the good bike specific oils. Be careful, nearly all car oils have friction modifiers which make the clutch slip.
Posted January 28, 2006 - 11:35 AM
Evan's NFG coolant is propylene glycol without any water.
Be careful with the Evans Coolant, I believe it doesn't have freeze protection if you live where it freezes.
Boiling point is 367º F
Freezing point is -79º F
Freezing is not a problem, but the high boiling point could be.
Posted January 30, 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted January 30, 2006 - 05:58 PM
For oil I run Rotella T.....it's a full synthetic, recommended by Rekluse, and you can get it at Walmart for 12-14 $$ a gal Any oil is good as long as you change it often enough and as long as it doesn't have friction reducers, there are bad for a wet clutch
I thought Rekluse only recommended Shell Rotella 15W40 and Chevron Delo 400? Maybe I'm wrong.
BTW, I use the cheap green coolant and Rotella.
Posted January 30, 2006 - 06:27 PM