what oil best for wr 450
Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 05:24 PM
I use Yamalube and change it often.
I don't use Yamahalube and I change it often(ish) I use an oil that has the exact same spec as Yamalube but comes in 4 Litre containers and is one third the price. Fuchs 4T (not sure if australian and american oils are branded the same)
Remeber Yamaha doesn't have a refinery so they use whoever will make the spec oil they want for the lowest price, then sell it at an absolute premium.
The oil that comes out of the WR goes into the lawn mower, generator and water pump, so I save even more money, I then change them at half the recommended interval.
Posted June 30, 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 08:55 PM
That's almost $16 per liter.
Thats cheap in Australia!
Yamalube full synthetic you can get for around $85 for 4L ($21.50 a litre)
Fuchs Silkolene full synthetic is around $60 for 4L ($15 a litre)
You can get cheaper Castrol and Fuchs Mineral oils for just under $10 a litre.
Posted June 30, 2012 - 10:37 PM
If I cant find that Rotella T synthetic
This has been beat to death, search harder next time noob
Posted June 30, 2012 - 10:59 PM
During this guidance session, do you think the Chief Engineer told the worker bee engineer to develop: (1) a really bad specification for Yamalube oil. Make sure that it caused Yamaha motorcycle engines to fail on a regular basis. Yamaha Motor Corp. was dedicated to generating as much financial loss as possible through poor engineering decisions. (2) the best oil product that would ensure that Yamaha engines performed up to their full potential and did not fail prematurely, thus causing Yamaha Motors Corp unnecessary financial losses.
My vote is for option 2. Without question, the oil specified by the manufacturer will perform just fine in your motor.
Posted July 02, 2012 - 10:00 AM
I am not really sure that this oil a good solution but much much people out there use HDEO oils in the MX track and I hope they aren' t that wrong
I've read a lot in forums and in the bob oil site about HDEOs and much showed that the perform even better than specific moto oils...
Anybody here also use it ?
Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:46 PM
Fuchs means Fox in German. I kinda like Amsoil 20/50 Vtwin. Now some of my dirt biking / riding buddies say its Harley oil.I say well then it must be something special to put up with high power high compression engines that dont have the luxury of liquid cooling
Posted July 11, 2012 - 12:44 PM
I've never really heard anything good about Royal Purple anything. In my opinion their oils are over priced and under performing... but like I said, that's my opinion.
Posted July 12, 2012 - 02:07 PM
As far as why I think it works well, everytime I've opened up my engine for any reason (usually just cam/valve check) everything is spotless. No grime, sludge, anything. If it wasn't for the oil being toxic by itself, I could eat off of the inside of my motor. I figure with the cleanliness I can see, there is pretty much zero chance that any of the oil passages are getting clogged up with anything.
In a pinch, I used Rotella for one day when I submerged the bike running. Drained the oil, filled her back up with Rotella and beat it the next day. Of course I got home and changed the oil again just to make sure no water was left in the motor.
Love your motor, it'll love you back!
Posted February 19, 2013 - 04:16 PM