What Oil Viscosity?

3 replies to this topic
  • bluebomb

Posted August 14, 2002 - 06:52 PM


Oil Viscosity is does everyone run. I been using 20w 40 because that is what my manual says with the warmer climate in Sacramento. Are there any other 20w 40 oils out there other than Yamalube. Can I use 20w 50?

  • tbronc

Posted August 15, 2002 - 02:06 AM


mobil 1 15/50 synthetic is a favorite.

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  • skthom2320

Posted August 15, 2002 - 02:16 AM


Yes you can run 20-50.

Any motorcycle-specific oil will be safe. I think Autozone now carries a Valvoline 4-stroke oil for less than $3/qt. Mobil 15-50 (red cap) auto oil is also used by a lot of folks.

Just change it often. I change mine overy other ride and clean/change the filter every other oil change.

[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: skthom2320 ]

  • John_Lorenz

Posted August 15, 2002 - 05:00 AM


you can use also Castrol Act>Evo 10-40 Synth or 20-50 mineral based. Use 20-50 in my 00 426 and is perfection


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