What oil and filter to use in new 08 YZ450F


6 replies to this topic
  • emxdad

Posted October 16, 2007 - 12:56 PM

#1

What oil should I use once I break the bike in, semi-synthetic or full synthetic and also what brands can someone recommend using? Should I also use a paper filter or something like a K& N?

Emxdad

  • Gerry B

Posted October 16, 2007 - 01:24 PM

#2

Just run the stock oil filter and some regular 10-40 oil like Motul 3000 or yamalube. No sythetic or semi synthetics. You can run the synthetic stuff after you break in the motor.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 16, 2007 - 01:29 PM

#3

There are perhaps thousands of pages written in this forum on that very subject. The oil debates rage, and some are annoyed. :D Whatever.
II use Amsoil MCF 10w-40 and Scotts stainless mesh filters. Here is a summary of my thoughts on the subject:

Oil:
http://www.thumperta...432#post2685432

Filters:
http://www.thumperta...297#post4676297

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  • YZF831

Posted October 16, 2007 - 01:30 PM

#4

Stock filter and Yamalube.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 16, 2007 - 01:41 PM

#5

Just run the stock oil filter and some regular 10-40 oil like Motul 3000 or yamalube. No sythetic or semi synthetics. You can run the synthetic stuff after you break in the motor.

Given that break in takes only 1-2 hours at most, and most people leave the factory oil fill in their bikes for at least that long, almost everyone's first oil change occurs after break in, no?

Secondly, let me once again say that any and all admonitions against using synthetic oils during break-in are complete, unsupportable, old-school, mythological, bunk.

Read:

http://www.thumperta...125#post5144125

  • 642MX

Posted October 16, 2007 - 04:18 PM

#6

You can run the synthetic stuff after you break in the motor.


Thats an old wives tale. Synthetics are fine for break in. Chevrolet puts synthetic oil in the Corvette from the factory. And all new Fords come with 5W20 semi-synthetic.

But, for the record. I don't use synthetics. I'm a Rotella user. :crazy:

  • todds924

Posted October 16, 2007 - 04:54 PM

#7

I like using stock OEM filters and i have been using 20/50 golden Spectro because i got a 55 gallon drum of it. You will notice your bike shifts alot better once you get that factory oil out of it.





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