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Oil ?

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Fresh oil is best.

The best? I'd say a group V ester synthetic, like the Maxima. I'm way to cheap to use it since it's $12 or $15 a quart. I run the Rotella T 15W-40 diesel oil that I get for about $9/gal at Wal-Mart. I think that it's better than the Honda GN4 that I ran before I switched.

I wouldn't run a car oil like Castrol GTX, but I'm sure that many do with no problems.

As far as I can tell the bottom line is most any oil that doesn't have the "energy conserving" label will work as long as it is changed often enough.

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Typically sage advice from cleonard. I also like the heavier Delvac 1300S in hot weather. ~$8/gal at walmart.

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Mobil 1. They even have a synthetic made JUST for bikes you can pick up at Autozone now for around $8/quart.

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Any reputable brand oil that is rated JASO MA will work just fine, these oils do not contain friction modifiers. I have also run Rotella 15-40 with no problems at all. Castrol ACT -EVO is another good oil.

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I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.

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I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.

Used it once and agree, but darn thats expensive oil.

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Mobil 1. They even have a synthetic made JUST for bikes you can pick up at Autozone now for around $8/quart.

+1 on the Mobil 1. Just wait till your bike is broken in before switching to it.

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These are all good oils to run. Mobil, Amsoil, etc. I think my next change will be with Shell Rotella. I just want to say though, its all about the frequency of the oil change. Synth. oil cannot compensate for a lack of maintenance.

BWB, what is your stand on synth. oil?:applause:

Oh crap, look out!:cool:

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I use Amsoil in all my bikes. You can feel the difference in wet clutch performance with much more positive gear engagement. I also swear that Amsoil quiets down the engines internal noises. Great oil, will never use another.

Same thing here, Amsoil 20-50, in every temp from 10-90...runs great, and stays clean, and long lasting.

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XRs only recomended Kendal 20/50 as their oil of choice and 2nd for Valvoline since kendall isnt that popular i guess around here in stores. BUT enough as enough has been said about oil and searching forums!

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Mobil 1 15w50 Synthetic is very popular and is what I like to use in this bike. Matches the recommendation in the manual as far as viscosity goes which is the most important factor. Great oil and the price is right.

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i run honda oil in my xr650r

in warmer climate i run 20-40 and in cooler climates i would run 10-30

i have not had a problem with this in the past 3 years i have owned my 650

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I too am currently using the Honda oil. 20w-50 in summer, 10w-40 in winter.

I cant say it enough, the more often the oil is changed WITH the filter ( 1K. miles for me), the better you are. Synthetic or Dino.

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