oil for Honda 450 foreman
Posted November 13, 2009 - 09:10 AM
Posted November 13, 2009 - 09:23 AM
the real key on oil is to change it often, fresh oil gives the best lubrication and best protection. oil that has turned black is burnt and no longer provides adiquet lubrication.
Posted November 14, 2009 - 02:51 AM
More good info....
If you are willing to pay for a synthetic....
It is pretty simple to just pick a motorcycle specific oil that is API SG/JASO MA....there are a bunch of them out there. Yes...they will be more expensive than SpiffyLube that you will get at WallyWorld, but they have a real anti-wear additive package and nothing that will make your clutch slip.
Personally, I run nothing but ester based synthetics in all my vehicles, so that means Redline or Maxima.
Edited by reconranger, November 14, 2009 - 06:26 AM.
Posted November 15, 2009 - 04:38 PM
my bike is 5 years old and has 500 hours,2700 miles and the only things that were repaired on it was berrings,steering joints,and brakes.(knock on wood) those are parts that wear no matter what and have nothing to do with engine oil
my honda is bullet proof
Posted November 24, 2009 - 08:11 PM
Edited by CountryboyMX720, November 25, 2009 - 08:59 AM.
Posted November 25, 2009 - 07:01 AM
While 10W40 makes a good summer oil in most of the country, don't neglect to switch to a lighter oil like maybe 5W30 for winter riding!