What's the best oil to use in 'ol 426
Posted April 11, 2003 - 04:13 AM
I just replaced the piston and cylinder. The cylinder was dimensionally correct except for grooves on the top and bottom from the rings, probably caused when the piston changed directions. The bike was smoking excessively at start up and compression was fading. BUT NOW IT RUNS LIKE A CHAMP.
I would like to know some opinions on the best oil to prevent wear and not jag up the clutch.
Posted April 11, 2003 - 06:06 AM
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Posted April 12, 2003 - 06:02 PM
for about a dollar less then the Yam dealer sells yamalube for, also I have used valvoline semi sinthetic motor oil
(10-40) with good results . I change my oil every 300 miles and filter every other oil change.
Posted April 12, 2003 - 10:11 PM
Posted April 14, 2003 - 08:52 AM
Isn't the synthetic oil too "slippery" for wet clutch applications?
Also how does the synthetic oils affect clutch materials?
Since you guys are changing your oils as much as you do Why bother with the extra expense?? The oils today, even the cheap stuff is top notch.
I am curious about the synthectic. Let me know.
Posted April 14, 2003 - 02:29 PM
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Posted April 15, 2003 - 07:33 AM
I change my oil every 2-3 rides. Synthetic is pretty expensive for oil. Is it worth the money??
Posted April 15, 2003 - 08:26 AM
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Posted April 16, 2003 - 02:48 AM
Like Tony426, I too use Honda oils . I've used GN4 10w40 in all my four stroke bikes.
I think you can't go wrong with Motorcycle specific oils provided they meet all the requirements set out in the WR owners manual. The key is to keep the engine free of contaminants by changing your oil and filter frequently. An oil/filter change only takes five minutes. I keep a spare metal oil filter handy for quick changes, clean the old one out with contact cleaner and reuse @ the next oil change.