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post #1 of 10 Old 05-11-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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919 oil change.

I'm changing the oil on my bike and want to know if there's any reason not to use a synthetic 10W-40 that isn't motorcycle specific. I want to walk down the street to oil can Henry's as opposed to riding all the way across town to fill a backpack with a gallon of oil.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-11-2013, 09:59 AM
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Well the first reason is that car's don't mix the clutch with the engine component for starters...

The other reason is because believe it or not motorcycle is designed for motorcycles, and in spite of what anyone who wants to play the oil is oil card will say, it does matter in the long run.

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Thank you, I'll spring for the moto stuff.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-11-2013, 10:12 AM
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You can use Rotella T-6 or just plain Rotella T diesel oil. Diesel oil don't use friction modifiers, that is the additive found in most conventional automotive oils that will ruin your clutch.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-11-2013, 10:52 AM
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-11-2013, 12:34 PM
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MM, that's awesome. Of all the oil threads I've seen come and go on here, that specific image should be shown to all who aren't sure which oil is ok in their bike.

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Chevron Deli 400 and Mobil Delvac can also.be used, even without JASo-m certification. Shell is the first to take the time to get the certification but no modification to the formula was done to get the stamp.

Diesel oils won't entertai to little motos that only take 1 gallon when the majority of their business are big wheelers

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-13-2013, 01:45 AM
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MM, that's awesome. Of all the oil threads I've seen come and go on here, that specific image should be shown to all who aren't sure which oil is ok in their bike.
Heck no! That would spoil all the fun!

Now where's that brick, just put a new tire on tonight...

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Here's the label on the new Rotella T6 and triple protection. Notice the last tag as JASO-MA, anything with that label means it passed motorcycle certification and should be good for wet clutch systems.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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Heck no! That would spoil all the fun!

Now where's that brick, just put a new tire on tonight...
Lol, forgot about that one.

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