Any preference on 4-stroke oils?
Posted June 16, 2009 - 02:08 PM
Posted June 16, 2009 - 02:36 PM
This subject gets beaten to death weekly, Search is your friend.
Posted June 16, 2009 - 06:17 PM
Posted June 16, 2009 - 10:15 PM
Use any brand you like, just change it often...
I use Yamalube But I agree with Lankyrider. Change it often. before the oil gets a chance to break down. Buy a case of Oil and half dozen filters. so you always have it on hand and don't have to go searching for supplies, sometimes that can be the biggest pain in the butt.
Posted June 16, 2009 - 10:18 PM
For my money I use rotella 5w-40 synthetic CI-4 plus formulation (no longer available) and a ready racing stainless oil filter. These trannys shear the oil fast so whatever you use change it often!
Posted June 17, 2009 - 12:11 PM
To the OP:
Pick readily avalible oil at your favorite supplier. This way it is always handy and you may get a good sale price.
Buy motorcycle specific oil. Automobile oil "May" have friction modifiers in it that may adversly affect your clutch.
Use synthetic blend or straight synthetic since the lube is shared with the transmission which will place higher demands on the oil than the motor will. (this is why Honda has two different oil sumps).
Change it frequently to remove clutch plate partical contamination from circulating through the motor.
Brand name is far less important than oil quality and change frequency.
now anyone want to start a "How to clean my air filter" Thread:p