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What oil is recommed by you guys for the yzf

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Had been told that you could run pretty much any 10w40 motor oil but after recently looking at the manual it recommends a certain kind of oil due to glaze over on the cluth...is this a real thing or has it been disproven?

Thanks Bill

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the manual simply says to NOT use Energy Conserving II rated oils.

that is it.

it does show ambient heat ranges for that oil weights to use.

bascially a 40wt is good up to 104F.

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yea, I know as long as more people buy these things the more grief everybody will have to endure...but you guys live for this...you just have so much grey matter. He! He! He!

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there seems to be an oil thread about once a week... Seriously, do a search on oil in the yzf forumn and it will come up with tons of info.

You do not want to use any automobile oil in your bike at all. There are tons of good synthetics listed in those threads.

btw I am running the rotella in mine and have had no probs. just make sure you change it way often, like the manual says.

welcome to TT... what part of texas are you in?? we are in the panhandle.

hey guys atleast we aren't talking about glowing headers today !!!!

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Had been told that you could run pretty much any 10w40 motor oil but after recently looking at the manual it recommends a certain kind of oil due to glaze over on the cluth...is this a real thing or has it been disproven?

Thanks Bill

I'll bet your pipe is red hot right out of the header when it idles for a while, right?:banghead:

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I run Mobile 1 Racing 4T and change it every six hours.

BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. Amsoil is much better.:p

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the manual simply says to NOT use Energy Conserving II rated oils.

that is it.

it does show ambient heat ranges for that oil weights to use.

bascially a 40wt is good up to 104F.

114, actually.

But he's right. It's important to note that the manual specifically says EC II oils may cause trouble, not will.

Other things to note:

JASO MA oils are certified compatible with your clutch, but most non-EC oils work.

Synthetics in general will not cause problems with your clutch, but almost all EC II oils are synthetic.

YZF's will rapidly destroy the additives that prevent multigrade oils from thinning at high temps unless the oil was specifically blended to be used as a transmission lube. Unless you know of published lab results that show that an oil can deal with this kind of service, or have seen a Used Oil Sample demonstrating stable viscosity, change the oil often.

Read:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2685432#post2685432

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yea, I know as long as more people buy these things the more grief everybody will have to endure...but you guys live for this...you just have so much grey matter. He! He! He!

thanks but a lot less grey matter than you think:bonk:

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I run Mobile 1 Racing 4T and change it every six hours.

You must have money to burn?

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I actually use Hondas HP10w-40. (The closest Yamaha dealer is an hour away so I go to the small Honda shop in our town) It seems to work well.

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You must have money to burn?

Quite the opposite...that's why I use that oil and change it often. I ride pretty hard (A-class offroader) and find that preventative maintenance is significantly less expensive than major repairs.

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You must have money to burn?
All of the Amsoil MCF I use in a year for two motorcycles (changing each 3 rides or 10 hours. more often in some cases) costs me less than $200. I'm sure I spend more than that on beer.

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All of the Amsoil MCF I use in a year for two motorcycles (changing each 3 rides or 10 hours. more often in some cases) costs me less than $200. I'm sure I spend more than that on beer.

I spend 200 a week on beer. Time for another

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I actually use Hondas HP10w-40. (The closest Yamaha dealer is an hour away so I go to the small Honda shop in our town) It seems to work well.

haha..i do too..and it works great! my shifting is sooo smooooth

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