XR50 oil grade

7 replies to this topic
  • Conorride

Posted June 15, 2006 - 07:34 AM


I need to change the oil in my fiddy and i don't know what the correct oil weight /grade for it is. Any knowledge is much appreciated.

  • slapaho16

Posted June 15, 2006 - 07:40 AM


ive always ran castrol 10w 40 in mine non synthetic

  • SUPER50

Posted June 15, 2006 - 08:01 AM


Honda has both synthetic HP4 and a conventional SJ or I like Motul just make sure its 10w-40 weight and has MA printed on the back of the bottle. These MA oils are for wet clutch applications so don't use regular motor oils or oil with moly. Go to motorcycle shop they have the right stuff or if your lucky some auto stores.

  • ericinmichigan

Posted June 15, 2006 - 09:01 AM


Be careful what you put in it. With that wet clutch, you must not use any oil that is rated as "energy conserving". I bought a quart of the Honda oil at my local dealer for only $3.47. The bike only takes 0.6 quart per oil change, so it's like spending about $2 per change! Sure you can use something else other than the Honda oil, but why not just go with the Honda oil since it ends up being so cheap to change and then you know for sure you have the right stuff. If you buy two quarts, you'll have enough for three changes. The first change should be done at about 10 hours, then about every 20 hours after that. If you have your manual, it has a lot of info on this topic. Also, the Honda Owners Link website (you can get there from the regular Honda.com site) goes into detail on this, plus just about anything else you would want to know. Hope this helps....sorry for the looooong post!

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • 03sik50

Posted June 15, 2006 - 10:19 AM


just buy the honda oil....works fine

  • ericinmichigan

Posted June 15, 2006 - 11:49 AM


yeah, that's what I was tryin to say...... :-)

  • texas929

Posted June 15, 2006 - 12:02 PM


Rotella T white jug ($8 for a gallon at Wal-Mart)

Check out the bigger bike sections, there have been many tests and this is the best bang for the buck and besides bean oil holds up the best of all oils. :excuseme:

Most people use it on both sides of their 450's, cars, etc. I use it in all 3 of my bikes and also used it in all of my street bikes.

Here is a link in the 450 section. Kelstr's post are the most informative.

  • crf-f crf-r trx cbr

Posted June 15, 2006 - 02:07 PM


amsoil in my fiddy

Related Content


Basic Pipe and Carb Mod Question by HondaRacer37

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   XR/CRF 50/70/110
  • * * * * *
  • 12 replies

Honda CRF50F 2012 by ThumperTalk

Honda CRF50F 2012
  • * * * * *
  • 1 review
  • Last review by skooli
  • On June 08, 2014

Honda CRF50F 2015 by Bryan Bosch

Honda CRF50F 2015
  • * * * * *
  • 1 review
  • Last review by Texas248
  • On February 19, 2015

Honda CRF50F 2016 by Chris.GVS

Honda CRF50F 2016
  • - - - - -
  • 0 reviews

Honda CRF50F 2014 by Chris.GVS

Honda CRF50F 2014
  • * * * * *
  • 1 review
  • Last review by 79CR125R
  • On January 24, 2015

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.