Oil ?


18 replies to this topic
  • _Elivis

Posted January 26, 2008 - 11:34 AM

#1

What the best oil to use in XR 650R?

  • husky123

Posted January 26, 2008 - 11:56 AM

#2

Oh boy...

  • martinfan30

Posted January 26, 2008 - 12:36 PM

#3

This has been discussed many times over. You can find anything you need to know with the search. Here is a good one to start with.

http://www.thumperta...ight=engine oil

  • cleonard

Posted January 26, 2008 - 12:38 PM

#4

Fresh oil is best.

The best? I'd say a group V ester synthetic, like the Maxima. I'm way to cheap to use it since it's $12 or $15 a quart. I run the Rotella T 15W-40 diesel oil that I get for about $9/gal at Wal-Mart. I think that it's better than the Honda GN4 that I ran before I switched.

I wouldn't run a car oil like Castrol GTX, but I'm sure that many do with no problems.

As far as I can tell the bottom line is most any oil that doesn't have the "energy conserving" label will work as long as it is changed often enough.

  • porterdog

Posted January 26, 2008 - 01:04 PM

#5

Typically sage advice from cleonard. I also like the heavier Delvac 1300S in hot weather. ~$8/gal at walmart.

  • Thumpmeister

Posted January 26, 2008 - 09:47 PM

#6

Mobil 1. They even have a synthetic made JUST for bikes you can pick up at Autozone now for around $8/quart.

  • creeky

Posted January 27, 2008 - 06:06 AM

#7

Any reputable brand oil that is rated JASO MA will work just fine, these oils do not contain friction modifiers. I have also run Rotella 15-40 with no problems at all. Castrol ACT-EVO is another good oil.

  • scalejockey

Posted January 27, 2008 - 06:34 AM

#8

Olive?


anyone?


ok i'll go now..

  • tgstoken

Posted January 27, 2008 - 10:08 AM

#9

I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.

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  • 2000 xr650r

Posted January 27, 2008 - 11:33 AM

#10

I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.


Used it once and agree, but darn thats expensive oil.

  • Itchykawa

Posted January 27, 2008 - 01:18 PM

#11

Mobil 1. They even have a synthetic made JUST for bikes you can pick up at Autozone now for around $8/quart.


+1 on the Mobil 1. Just wait till your bike is broken in before switching to it.

  • orsoxr

Posted January 27, 2008 - 01:33 PM

#12

:busted: :crazy: silkolene race 20/50 :prof: :p motul 300 v competition 20/50 . for my ride in the desert tunisia and morocco, is very very good.:cool: :applause:

  • hill5150

Posted January 27, 2008 - 05:00 PM

#13

Mobil 1.....

  • martinfan30

Posted January 27, 2008 - 09:19 PM

#14

These are all good oils to run. Mobil, Amsoil, etc. I think my next change will be with Shell Rotella. I just want to say though, its all about the frequency of the oil change. Synth. oil cannot compensate for a lack of maintenance.
BWB, what is your stand on synth. oil?:applause:

Oh crap, look out!:cool:

  • hondacrf150f1

Posted January 28, 2008 - 11:10 AM

#15

I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.


Same thing here, Amsoil 20-50, in every temp from 10-90...runs great, and stays clean, and long lasting.

  • Denn10

Posted January 28, 2008 - 01:15 PM

#16

XRs only recomended Kendal 20/50 as their oil of choice and 2nd for Valvoline since kendall isnt that popular i guess around here in stores. BUT enough as enough has been said about oil and searching forums!

  • resslera

Posted January 28, 2008 - 05:21 PM

#17

Mobil 1 15w50 Synthetic is very popular and is what I like to use in this bike. Matches the recommendation in the manual as far as viscosity goes which is the most important factor. Great oil and the price is right.

  • cj650

Posted January 28, 2008 - 05:25 PM

#18

i run honda oil in my xr650r
in warmer climate i run 20-40 and in cooler climates i would run 10-30
i have not had a problem with this in the past 3 years i have owned my 650

  • martinfan30

Posted January 28, 2008 - 05:27 PM

#19

I too am currently using the Honda oil. 20w-50 in summer, 10w-40 in winter.

I cant say it enough, the more often the oil is changed WITH the filter ( 1K. miles for me), the better you are. Synthetic or Dino.





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