Oil ?

What the best oil to use in XR 650R?

Oh boy...

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.

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

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

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.

Olive?

anyone?

ok i'll go now..

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.

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.

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.

:busted::crazy: silkolene race 20/50 :prof::p motul 300 v competition 20/50 . for my ride in the desert tunisia and morocco, is very very good.:cool::applause:

Mobil 1.....

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:

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.

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!

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.

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

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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