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Oil choice vs Heat

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I ride a 99' XR600. Stock motor with an FMF pipe. I'm wanting to keep the temp. down in the motor.Any oil suggestions? Has anyone tried the 2cool advertised here on TT? I use the bike for Baja,etc.

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Obviously the synthetic would be the way to go.

Yup, that way you can find the leaks AND blow the muffler bearing!

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20-50 Mobile1 synthetic. Its amazingly resistant to heat and the trans works nicely on it too.

An oil cooler is definitely a good idea.

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20-50 Mobile1 synthetic. Its amazingly resistant to heat and the trans works nicely on it too.

An oil cooler is definitely a good idea.

yeah I got an Setrab version from precision concepts - man this thing is massive but the lines themselves add like a quart of oil capacity.!!!

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If you are concerend about oil heat, install all of the plumbing and cooler from an XR400R. I've seen this done. It is not hard at all.

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Stay away from anything listed with MOLY in it. Not friendly on your clutch. Best bet would be a semi synthetic blend in a 20w-50. Spectro makes a great oil and you can get the same from Honda too.

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