Best oil for smoother shifting


26 replies to this topic
  • c-man

Posted July 11, 2007 - 09:18 PM

#1

My 06' 450 seems to have a more notchy feel to the transmission than my 01'426 did. I have read this as a commonality for the 06's. Has anyone found an alternative oil that is safe for the clutch, improves the notchy feel, and does not cost an arm and a leg. I currently use yamalube.

Thanks,

C

  • jamiehughes

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:10 AM

#2

i use the silkolene pro synthetic 15w50 and have had great luck with it so far. it is not cheap though, it costs about 16 bucks a litre but it seems to last twice as long as the yamalube(doesn't seem to discolor so fast)

  • Dr.Crankenstien

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:58 AM

#3

I use delo and my 07 shifts like butter

  • grayracer513

Posted July 12, 2007 - 07:52 AM

#4

Amsoil MCF, PC price is about $8/qt including shipping to your front door.

  • Wyatt

Posted July 12, 2007 - 08:04 AM

#5

Another vote for Amsoil

  • Captaincautious7

Posted July 12, 2007 - 03:28 PM

#6

Rotella 5wt-40wt synthetic and its priced cheap at ChinaMart.

  • TeamPrecisionIT

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:25 PM

#7

Rotella! Rotella! Rotella! Rotella! Best oil for the money! Smooth shifting and good protection!

  • bboyce

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:38 PM

#8

+1 for AMS. I think its grey that will even show you the charts showing how good their oil really is. I might be wrong about it being you though, grey.

  • 02YZ426

Posted July 12, 2007 - 04:50 PM

#9

+1 for Amsoil! I switched from Motul because of notchy shifting and noticed a big improvement right away.

  • felix 222

Posted July 12, 2007 - 07:17 PM

#10

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  • Yz400Flyer

Posted July 12, 2007 - 07:29 PM

#11

Amsoil MCF, PC price is about $8/qt including shipping to your front door.


Stupid question but what does PC price mean? I went to the Amsoil site to get some and it was 9.35 a quart, without shipping...

Thanks

  • 450GN

Posted July 12, 2007 - 07:55 PM

#12

AMSOIL FTW contact a local distributer as they are usually cheaper i have found

my local MX store charges 10ish for a quart

PC idk what that would mean

  • Slinkyman16

Posted July 12, 2007 - 08:10 PM

#13

golden spectro full syenthetic.. i love this oil... did wonders for my bike... got rid of the excessive engine noise and did wonders for my transmission.. 10 bucks at any local store..

  • grayracer513

Posted July 12, 2007 - 09:27 PM

#14

Stupid question but what does PC price mean? I went to the Amsoil site to get some and it was 9.35 a quart, without shipping...

Thanks

Questions that you want answers to are not stupid.

Preferred Customer. The status will cost $20/yr, but the cost of MCF goes to about $6.25/qt in cases of twelve. Figuring that into two cases per year plus shipping comes out about $8/qt, and I don't have to go get it.

http://www.amsoil.com/

  • Polar_Bus

Posted July 13, 2007 - 04:34 AM

#15

Yamaha 4R, right up the street at me dealer. I pay $7/qt. The tranny on my '07 is the smoothest YZ tranny I have ever felt. (Almost shifts as smooth as a CR two stroke :thumbsup:

I prefer not to run full synthetics is any of my wet clutch engines...

  • Polar_Bus

Posted July 13, 2007 - 04:37 AM

#16

Stupid question but what does PC price mean?

Thanks


"Pre-paying Customer"

  • Ga426owner

Posted July 13, 2007 - 04:46 AM

#17

nah...PC is Preferred Customer...a program that allows the everyday Joe/ person to buy Amsoil at some discount. Cost 20.00 per year
On my bikes Amsoil is the best oil I have found for smoother shifting.....:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted July 13, 2007 - 07:03 AM

#18

I prefer not to run full synthetics is any of my wet clutch engines...

Do you have a reason for that? Do you know what the JASO MA standard is?

  • Polar_Bus

Posted July 13, 2007 - 10:28 AM

#19

Do you have a reason for that? Do you know what the JASO MA standard is?



Yea, i've heard of too many clutches that were "questionable" as far as overall condition, slipping after swapping to a full synthetic based lube. If you know you have a clutch in solid working condition, you most likely won't have any issues. It's just my preference.

  • Solo

Posted July 13, 2007 - 10:53 AM

#20

Yea, i've heard of too many clutches that were "questionable" as far as overall condition, slipping after swapping to a full synthetic based lube. If you know you have a clutch in solid working condition, you most likely won't have any issues. It's just my preference.



Those stories come from people putting in the WRONG synthetic oil.

I'll let others do the lecture on oils & synthetics and using off the shelf synthetics for cars. :thumbsup:





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