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Old 12-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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Rotella T meets Jaso Ma certification and is 13$ a gallon at wal-mart. can't go wrong.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #17
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Except for the whole Wal Mart thing. Just walking in that place makes me want to murder entire villages.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #18
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You don't have to murder them, then buy from Walmart and they will work them to death.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #19
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Not always true..........when this came up prior it was found that 15w-50 Mobil 1 had friction modifiers as per Mobil tech support and not suitable for wet clutches.
Well crap, I just bought three quarts of.......... you guessed it, Mobil 1 15w-50wt full on by gawd synthetic oil for my KLR!

AND of course I bought the junk at Walmart. Damn, I suck. I swear I'm going to buy freaking Wesson oil and run that in the

KLR. No stickers telling me I can't. This oil thing had gotta go. The gas we buy is crap, there are 10,0000 bottles of oil

on the shelf and I buy the one that CAN't be run in a freaking KLR!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:58 AM   #20
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Not always true..........when this came up prior it was found that 15w-50 Mobil 1 had friction modifiers as per Mobil tech support and not suitable for wet clutches.
Ive run this oil for about 10,000 miles now, in a high HP '10 TE450 Husky, with zero clutch slipping. I've outrun the newer 511 in a drag race. I run this oil in my Versys with no clutch slipping. When the new 5w50 synthetics come out, I will be running those, if they are $5 a quart.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #21
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Just sent you a PM Jake. Thanks. Into my KLR it goes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #22
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For the love of all that's sacred, why wouldn't you use a MOTORCYCLE specific oil and be sure the anti-wear addatives your EXPENSIVE engine needs are contained therein? You'd seriously skimp on $10 difference in the price of 4 qts. of oil for a $15,000 bike?
Umm... 'cuz it's his bike & his money?

Just look the other way if it's that objectionable.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #23
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Umm... 'cuz it's his bike & his money?

Just look the other way if it's that objectionable.
Um, er, ah, cuz, like, it's a discussion forum, and um, an oil thread to boot. I could give a crap less, other than, um, as a mechanic, I see all the time, EXPENSIVE damage from the wrong lubricants. These $15,000 bikes are just a snack compared to the shit I see, and have to tell the customer his stuff is pooched. I was trying to call attention to the irony... the correct oil spec is in the owner's manual, and most refuse to read it, or, can't understand what they DO read, and still some others see "20-40" and nothing else. Put what ever you want in there. Just don't be insulted when someone comes to buy your used stuff, and calls shananigans on your Wal-Mart Tech2000 oil... what? you won't tell them that?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #24
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Look for the JASO T 903 MA rating to assure it is safe for wet clutches.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #25
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I had a Honda 400ex quad I ran nothing but castrol energy conserving in it. Dumped it every few rides and never had a clutch issue in 2 years.

Not saying its right just giving an experience of mine.

I only run Jaso MA type oils now in my bike.
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